Parking & Transportation
Can Students Park on Campus?
In order to park on campus, students must purchase a parking pass and register their vehicle. They are then assigned a specific parking spot in the North (Student) Parking Lot and must park in that spot using the vehicle that they registered.
Students should never park in the South (Staff and Visitor) Parking Lot.
For more information on student parking passes, please visit our Student Parking webpage.
If you are visiting the main office, please park in the south parking lot along 191st Place SE, in the parking spaces at the far right when looking at the main entrance.
Parking for Events
The best place to park for after-school events at the Gym, Theater or Commons (cafeteria) is in our North / Student parking lot (3722 188th Street SE). After school hours you can use any of the parking spaces. During the day, numbered parking spaces are assigned to students with a parking permit.
All student drop-off and pick-up should be done in front of building 1 near the main office. Please do not use the Student Parking Lot on the north side of school near building 3 as the extra cars are not only dangerous to students who are heading to class but also make students late to class due to the extra and unnecessary traffic.
When dropping students off or picking them up from school, we recommend that you enter the south parking lot at the far right (eastern) entrance off of 191st Place SE, and exit at the left entrance. This helps the flow of traffic. When dropping your student, please pull as far to the west as possible (not just up to the main entrance - keep going!) so that 8 or 10 families can drop off at the same time. If you only pull up to the Main Entrance, only 4 or 5 families can drop off simultaneously resulting in a backlog of cars and eventually tardy students.
Staff are assigned to parking spaces in the south parking lot, and can enter through either the eastern or western driveways depending on which space they are assigned to. When entering using the western entrance, cars will make an immediate right and enter the rows of parking spaces from the southern side of the parking lot.
Since staff and buses enter using the western entrance, please watch for them as well as crossing pedestrians when you are entering and exiting the parking lot.
Bus Pass Requests through October
At the beginning of the school year it is necessary to wait until all eligible riders (band students, etc.) have had the opportunity to ride in order to accurately assess the number of students on a bus and available space; this cannot take place until the end of October and we ask families to be patient during this process. During this time, bus passes for regular school bus routes are not available. Activity Bus passes will be available beginning September 7 - see below for Activity Bus pass details.
Regular Route Bus Passes
After Transportation confirms routes at the end of October, regular route bus passes are available from the Main Office before school, during Jag Time or during lunches. They are based upon availability, as seats are limited. If there is room on the bus, supply the Main Office with a parent/guardian signed note.
Requests cannot be taken over the phone or by email. The parent/guardian signed note must include the following information:
- Date pass is to be effective
- First and last name of your student
- First and last name of the student your child is going home with
- Address where your student is disembarking the bus (established stop) - please visit the Northshore School District Transportation website to determine the established stop
- Indicate duration (today only, or a specific period of dates)
- Parent signature
Open dated passes are not allowed.
If approved, a blue bus pass will be issued to the student by the Main Office that the student must hand to the driver when boarding the bus.
NCHS Bus Information
Please note that students are routed and assigned to buses at a single stop location based on the address they have registered at their school. Waiver students, walkers and students destined to alternate locations other than than their primary home address (such as daycare, split household, or grandparents) are not eligible for transportation.
Students may inquire about available space on a bus by completing a Transportation Inquiry Form. All Transportation Department forms are available online. At the beginning of the school year it is necessary to wait until all eligible riders (band students, etc.) have had the opportunity to ride in order to accurately assess the number of students on a bus and available space. This cannot take place until the end of October and we ask families to be patient during this process. Completion of forms does not guarantee a bus ride or change in stop location.
Bus Service for After School Activities
NSD will be providing after school activity bus on a daily bus pass only basis from the high schools Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for 2019-20 school year. Bus will depart from the high school at 4:00 p.m. each day. Up to 50 students can ride the activity bus.
Students will need to come into the Main Office before school, during Jag Time, or during lunches to get an Activity Bus Pass. Activity Bus passes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis due to the limited number of seats.
NSD Activity Bus Pass will be issued to the student by the Main Office. The student must then hand their pass to the driver when boarding the activity bus.
Of special note:
- This service is to assist families with after school transportation when students stay after school for activities (sports, clubs, detention, etc).
- The activity route do not have the same bus stop locations as the regular routes; 1 bus route covers the same area in the evening that a dozen bus routes regularly cover in the morning / afternoon.
- Bus stops are limited to ensure all students are transported home in a timely manner and the cost to the schools are minimal.
- It is the student's responsibility to select the stop closest to their residence and familiarize themselves with this information in the event he/she needs to utilize after school transportation.
Should you have any questions about activity buses, please contact the Northshore School District Transportation Department. Contact information is available on the NSD Transportation Department website.
Riding a different bus
To ride another bus on a particular day, students must provide a written request note signed by their parent/guardian to the Main Office or email Susan Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org before 8 a.m. No bus passes will be issued after 12:30 p.m. Requests will not be accepted over the phone.
Bus pass requests must include the following information:
- Bus number
- First and last name of the student
- Established bus stop (not home address)
- Indicate duration (today only or specific dates max of 3 days)
- Parent signature and contact phone number.
Open dated passes are not allowed.
It is the student’s responsibility to pick up their bus pass from the Main Office.
These are the approved number of passes per bus:
T17 = 0
T19 = 1
T26 = 0
T27 = 1
T29 = 0
T38 = 0
149 = 0
155 = 1
159 = 1
161 = 1
179 = 1
187 = 1
193 = 1
The pass will be issued by the office and will be ready for pick up at lunch time. Students must give the pass to the driver when boarding the bus. The Transportation Office at 425-408-7900 will assist you with any questions.