Emergency Transportation Information

  • 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
     
    Emergencies such as snow, ice, power outages and floods can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students. Please refer to this information if you are in doubt about conditions impacting the status of school. During inclement weather, Puget Sound area media will carry school closure information between 5:00 and 8:30 a.m.
    Call our 24-hour hotline
    for a recorded message
    425-831-8494
     
    INFORMATION RESOURCES
    Emergency Hotline (425) 831-8494
    www.svsd410.org -
    Check the top headline.
     www.FlashAlert.net
    - Sign up for email and text notification.

    FlashAlert Messenger app - Download free app for notices sent to local media.
    Radio  
    AM KCIS 630 KIXI 880 KOMO 1000 KLAY 1180 KENU 1330 KRKO 1380 KITZ 1400  
    FM KNKX 88.5 KGRG 89.9 KSER 90.7 KVTI 90.9 KMPS 94.1 KUOW 94.9 KIRO 97.3 KCMS 105.3 KRWM 106.9
    Television
    KOMO 4
    KING 5/ KONG 6
    KIRO 7
    KCPQ 13 PSETV 26
     
    If there is no message about Snoqualmie Valley School District #410, schools are open on a normal schedule.
     
    When the school district makes the call for adverse weather conditions, the entire district might not be affected. Therefore, the District is divided into three geographic areas for limited transportation services: Areas A, B, and C. Occasionally, when only high elevation locations within an area are affected, the locations will be listed by neighborhood (i.e. “Limited Transportation Area A: River Bend, Wilderness Rim, the Uplands only”) on the school website at www.svsd410.org

    Potential announcements may say:
    • “Schools Closed”… All school activities are also canceled for that day.
    • “Schools Open, Two Hours Late”… Morning routes to run two hours late. No AM Preschool, AM Encompass, or out-of-district transportation.
    • “Schools Open, Limited Transportation”… Shortened routes due to inclement weather or road conditions for Areas A, B and/or C.

    If there is “Limited Transportation” in the AM, there will also be the same “Limited Transportation” in the PM. Students will be delivered after school to the same place as their morning pick-up location.

    AREA "A" NORTH BEND
    • Cedar Falls Road – No side roads serviced past River Bend and no service past Wilderness Rim. If this road closes, there will be no bus transportation on Cedar Falls Road.
    • Wilderness Rim – Main road only; no side street service or stops around the lake.
    • 468th Ave. SE & Edgewick Road – All side roads meet at Edgewick Road. Route goes to 464th Way SE and turns around at the end.
    • Middle Fork Road – Bus will turn around at Twin Falls Middle School.
    • Mt. Si Road – No side roads serviced and no service beyond 470th (River Point).
    • Uplands – Pick up at
       415th Ave. SE and SE 142nd Street.
    • Forster Wood - Meet at entrance. (NEW)
     
    AREA "B" SNOQUALMIE (plus, Lake Marie and Lake Alice areas)
    • 96th St. - Echo Lake – Meet at entrance to 96th.
    • SNOQUALMIE RIDGE:
      • No side roads will be serviced.
      • Deer Park (HS/MS students only) - Pick up at SE Swensen Dr. & SE Leitz St. No elementary bus service for SE Swensen Dr. to TRES.
      • Aster Creek - Pick up at SE Jacobia St. & Hancock Ave. SE.  (NEW)
      • Eagle Point (HS/MS only) - Pick up at SE Jacobia St. & Hancock Ave. SE. (NEW)
      • Eagle Lake (HS/MS only) - Pick up at Fairway Ave. SE & SE Ridge St.
      • No bus service to Cascade View Elementary.
      • Azalea (HS/MS only) - Pick up at Fairway Ave. SE & SE Ridge St.
      • Carmicheal - Stops along Carmichael Ave. SE, not beyond SE Sorenson St.
    • Highland Drive & Tokul Road – Pick up at 3 intersections: Main Line & 396th Drive SE.; 396th Dr. SE and SE 53rd St.; and, SE 53rd Way & Tokul Road SE. 
    • Ernie's Grove - Pick up at SE 72nd St. & 444th Ave SE.
    • SE 80th St. (Coal Mine Rd.) - No service beyond 378th Ave SE.
    • Lake Alice (Fall City) – Pick up at trail head at SE 56th St.; no transportation into Heather Crest.
    • Lake Marie (Fall City) – Pick up at 356th Ave. SE at the first entrance to Spring Glenn.
     
    AREA "C" FALL CITY
    • Ames Lake
      • No side roads serviced. Pick up at the entrance of all developments along Ames Lake Road.
      • No transportation around Ames Lake. Pick up at NE 34th st. & NE 40th St.
    • Devereau / Camden Park Area – Pick up at Albertson's on Redmond-Fall City Road.
    • Issaquah-Fall City Road – Pick up at the lower Issaquah-Fall City Road at the junction of SE 40th St & Issaquah-Fall City Road.
    • Montaine – Pick up at 278th Ave. SE and the park.
    • Alderra Estates – Pick up at entrance at 278th Ave SE & Duthie Hill Road.
    • SE 8th St. & 292nd Ave NE – Pick up at Highway 202 & SE 8th St.
    • Blakely Wood, Hawthorn Ridge, 290th Ave NE , Tolt Hill Road - Pick up at 290th Ave NE & Tolt Hill Road.
    • Fall City Uplands – Pick up at 328th Ave SE & SE 48th St.
    • Riverview Mobile Park – Pick up at "Y" stop sign.
    • David Powell Road – Pick up at the entrance.

    Flooding generally affects the Snoqualmie and Fall City areas. Rerouting is possible in most of the following areas and alternate pick up and drop off locations will be established, depending on the area affected. The areas in our school district, which are most commonly  affected by flooding, include:
    • Snoqualmie: 396th (Meadowbrook Way at Trestle), Fir Street, Northern Street
    • Fall City: Fish Hatchery Road, Neal Road, 324th, SE 24th, and David Powell Road
     
    TRANSPORTATION ROAD CLOSURE PRACTICES
    When road conditions are such that school buses cannot drive their assigned routes, parents need to decide to either transport their student(s) or keep them home for the day.
     
    PARENT NOTIFICATIONS RE: SPECIFIC BUS ROUTES
    When conditions impact specific bus routes, the Transportation Department uses the Bus Bulletin notification system when routes may be delayed more than 10 minutes.  Click here to sign up for Bus Bulletin service . After subscribing to the free service, parents will need to update their information if student changes schools, if the move to a different home address, or if their regular bus route changes. (Use E-Link to verify a student's bus route.) Bus Bulletin notifications are used for specific routes only; when conditions impact the entire region, refer to the communication resources above for district-wide updates. 
     
    NOTE: Not every emergency situation can be anticipated. Occasionally, after a decision is made early in the morning, conditions that impact the safe transportation of students may quickly change and merit an adjustment. Families are encouraged to double check the communication resources above, just before leaving home for school, in case conditions have worsened.  Also, parents should develop an emergency plan with their children, and make sure their school has their accurate contact information, in the event of an early closure.

    To learn how decisions are made around schedule changes, read Be Prepared for School Schedule Changes.
     
    For additional questions, please contact the Transportation department at 425-831-8020.
     

    Emergency Transportation Information (pdf)  Print off this pdf document to have hard copy handy for reference, in case power outages impact access to this web page.