Transportation

Seattle Public Schools Transportation Assignments for Middle School General Education Students

  • Learn more about Seattle Public Schools Transportation at seattleschools.org
  • For any questions or concerns about your students transportation assignment please contact SPS Transportation Department directly at: transdept@seattleschools.org
  • You may appeal your student's transportation assignment by following the SPS Transportation Appeals Process. Appeals Process >>

Walk Zone
Students that live up to 1.5 miles from school are not provided transportation.

ORCA Card
Students that live between 1.5 and 2.0 miles from school are issued an ORCA card and can ride the Metro bus. If your student is issued an Orca card you should receive a notification in the mail that included a Conditions of Usage - ORCA and a temporary pass for the first day of school. In order for your student to receive an ORCA card they must bring a completed Conditions of Usage form, signed by a guardian and the student, to the attendance office.

Lost ORCA cards - You may obtain a replacement ORCA for $5.50 the first time and $25 for any additional lost cards.

Download Conditions of Usage (pdf)

Check bus schedules and stop locations at http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

School Bus

Yellow Bus
Students that live over 2 miles from school and are in the Eckstein Middle School reference area are provided yellow bus service by Seattle Public Schools.

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​If a student wishes to visit or be visited by another student and rides the school bus, a temporary bus card must be requested at the school for this purpose. Authorization for riding the school bus is based on space availability.

In order to receive a temporary bus pass we must have written permission from the visiting student's parent/guardian prior to the end of school day.

We need to know:

  • The visiting student's name
  • The bus rider's name
  • The visiting student's parent/guardian's name and phone number.

Download school bus pass permission form (pdf)

Driving Your Student to School
Student safety is our number one priority. Help us keep students safe by following the directions below when dropping of a student before school.

NO drop-off on either side of NE 75th Street.
Use the parking lots on 30th Ave NE or drop your student off on a side street near the school. Both sides of NE 75th Street in front of the school have been designated a "No Parking/Bus Zone" by Seattle Department of Transportation. Use the south lot on 30th Ave NE, which are both school property, or drop your student off on one of the many side streets within walking distance of the school.

Pull all the way forward when dropping off in the parking lot on 30th Ave.
Pulling all the way forward eases congestion by enabling more cars to get off the street and come into the lot.

Remember - NO PARKING also means NO DROP OFF.
The Seattle Police Department will ticket anyone dropping off a student in a NO PARKING zone.

Do not drop off in the Bus Zone.
Our bus zone is small for the number of buses that use it, and the buses need to grop students off quickly and safely without the interference of other vehicles. It is illegal for a private vehicle to use a bus zone during the designated times.

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