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Fall Bus Route and More Transportation Information

Greetings from your Shoreline Transportation Team!

We hope you had a restful summer. As our students prepare to return to school this fall, we know many families will have questions about their bus stops and times, as well as what to expect on the first day of school.

Requesting a Bus Ride and Viewing Bus Route Information


All student routing is now viewable online at the following link: https://www.shorelineschools.org/Page/1252. Simply follow the instructions provided on the page and the student’s route number, stops, and times will be displayed. If your child’s routing information appears here, you do not need to submit a form for their transportation. No further action is necessary. Please do not contact the transportation department for routing information before first checking the online portal.

If you do not see their information on the portal, please email us at transportation.helpdesk@ssd412.org. We will review their status and respond as soon as possible.

The First Day of School

The first day of school is an exciting and much anticipated event for many of our students and families, especially first-time bus riders.

Our bus drivers do their best to keep everyone on time year-round. But after a long summer break, the first day back can present some challenges for students and families as they adapt to the school day schedule. This inevitably leads to greater delays than usual on this particular day.

If your child’s bus is late on the first day of school, we kindly ask for your patience and to not call the dispatch office directly. Historically we receive hundreds of phone calls on this day asking when a bus will arrive. While we understand parents being concerned about when their child will get to or return from school, it is not possible for our staff to answer this many phone calls at once. In the vast majority of cases your bus is still on its way and is simply delayed. Please call the dispatch office ONLY if you have reason to believe that:

  • your student boarded the wrong bus
  • your student got off at the wrong stop
  • any situation that might otherwise involve a student being missing or endangered in some way

Any other concerns should be sent via email if possible. This will allow us to address them in an equitable and orderly fashion. If unable to email, you can reach us by phone at 206-393-4277.

Transportation, like education, is a team effort. Many factors must align to ensure its success. Your cooperation and understanding will help us make this a great year for all our students and families.