Kindergarten Transportation

"Come, ride along" on the yellow school bus

August 2016 - Reservations required
We are excited to have your student enrolling in kindergarten this year. We would like to extend an invitation to you and your child to RIDE THE BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUS. No matter what school your child will be attending, you will meet the bus at Issaquah High School and enjoy a bus ride and a short introduction to learn about school bus safety procedures.

Choose a date and click the link to reserve your seat(s) on the bus. (Dates TBD)
Remember to print a copy of your reservation and save it in a safe place to remind you. The Transportation Department will send one email reminder two weeks prior to the event.

Information you need when you click the link:

  • Parent name
  • Student name (kindergarten student only)
  • Email address
  • Number of adults and students riding

Links to Ride Along Online Registration Forms: 
Registration info will be available January 2016. 

The fun begins
The bus ride will begin at Issaquah High School's parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m. with a quick photograph taken (headshot only) to help Transportation confirm each kindergarten student’s face with the correct name. The buses will leave promptly at 9:30 a.m. and lasts about one hour.


Kindergarten is an exciting and important time for your child. Issaquah School District Transportation Department staff are pleased to be a part of this experience. We have established the following timelines and procedures to aid in the scheduling and routing of school buses for Kindergarten students.

AM or PM kindergarten class?

Working with the schools, Transportation identifies which children will be assigned to AM or PM kindergarten classes based upon their addresses.

Some schools may also identify a "swing area" where AM/PM designation is not yet assigned. Kindergarteners living in swing areas will be assigned to morning or afternoon kindergarten after more is known about the number of entering kindergarteners and where they live. Sometimes it's not known if "swing areas" will attend AM or PM class sessions until late in August.


Here is what you can expect as Transportation makes plans for your kindergartener starting school in the fall:

  • Phase 1   Kindergarten enrollment will kick off March 2016. 
  • Phase II   Bus riding kindergarteners who enroll between August 8 and September 2 should use the ESTABLISHED bus stop/route closest to their homes—available from school offices— and follow that schedule. 
  • Phase III   Transportation staff will work with students who register after September on an individual basis.

Transportation Services personnel are dedicated to making students' daily bus ride a safe and enjoyable experience. Thank you for taking the time to read through and understand the process.

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