Know What The Lights Mean


Knowing when to stop and when not to stop for a school bus is critical for student and motorist safety. Click on the "School Bus Safety" icon below to view a video released by King 5 News that gives a quick reminder on what we as motorists need to do when coming upon a stopped school bus. 

School Bus


In Washington, all motorists traveling in the same direction as a school bus must stop when the bus' stop sign “paddle” is extended and its red lights are flashing. Drivers traveling in the opposite direction must stop on two-lane roads but not if the roadway has three or more lanes, including turn lanes.

Flashing red lights, a retractable red “STOP” paddle, and a crossing arm in front of the bus signal that the bus is either loading or unloading students. Yellow flashing lights on the front and back indicate a bus is about to stop to load or unload students, so motorists should slow down and be prepared to stop.

As a general rule, a driver should not get any closer than 20 feet to a school bus that has stopped with red lights flashing. It is safe to proceed once the lights stop flashing. 

Thank you for being patient with our students and school bus drivers!




We have updated our student and parent transportation handbook. Please take a few moments to read through the handbook and familiarize yourself with the transportation expectations. 

Student and Parent Handbook

If you have a kindergartener starting this year, please take a few moments to read through our handbook just for our incoming Kindergarten students. This outlines the expectation of riding the bus and will help you prepare them for the big day of riding the Big Yellow Bus!

Welcome Aboard Kindergarten

If you have any questions please call 360.793.9820 ext. 1151

See you in September!