Transportation

The safety of our students is very important to all of us at Gregory Heights Elementary. For the safety of our students, please observe our traffic procedures and patterns. Please be patient and cautious. Please establish a regular routine for your child's transportation to and from school. Based on your student's regular routine. If there are changes in your student's regular routine to or from school, please send a note to school with your child or call the school no later than 2:35 p.m. 

Bicycles

Students in 4th through 6th grade may ride bicycles to school. No bicycles, 
scooters, skates or skate boards may be ridden on school grounds from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; students will have to walk their bikes during these times.

For safety reasons, students must walk bikes and all "wheels" across intersections and patrolled crossings. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen bicycles. Students not wearing a helmet will not be allowed to ride their bicycle home. 

Bus Riders

Students are expected to be at their assigned bus stop on time. If you have any questions about school bus service, please call the transportation at 206-631-7502. 

Parent Transportation

Parents are to drop off and pick up students in the designated loading areas only. If parents wish to accompany their child on campus during arrival and dismissal at school, they must park in a designated parking space or on the street. Parking is not permitted in the designated loading areas AT ANY TIME during the school hours.

Front of school Drop-off/Pick-up: 

  • Entry to the loading area is only permitted from southbound travel on 16th Ave SW.
  • Students should load and unload from the curbside lane only.
  • Cars may travel through the left lane to exit the loading area.
  • Move as far forward as possible in the loading lane before stopping to allow for as many vehicles to enter as possible.
  • Be cautious of children when proceeding through the crosswalk area in the middle of the loading zone. Please monitor your speed in the loading area and follow the guidance of directing staff.
  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended in the loading area for any reason. The loading lanes are designated fire lanes and need to be cleared quickly in case of emergencies.
  • Students are not permitted to load to and from vehicles parked in the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult. It is unsafe for students to walk through the parking area, between cars, or cross the loading lane area without supervision.
  • Please watch out for children in or near the crosswalk on 16th Avenue SW. Do not park in the crosswalk. Please monitor your speed, proceed with caution in this area and follow guidance of directing staff.

Back of School Drop-off and Pick-up 

  • Entry to the loading zone is permitted through the south entrance on 19th Ave SW.
  • Students may load from the curbside lane next to the playground.
  • Move as far forward as possible in the loading lane before stopping to allow for as many vehicles to enter the loading area as possible. 
  • Do not wait in the small area between the back parking lot and the entry gate as it prevents busses from being able to enter the parking lot.
  • Vehicles are not permitted into the bus lane area adjacent to the back of the school during arrival and dismissal.
  • To exit the loading area, travel through the parking area and proceed through the north gate onto 19th AVE SW. 
  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended in the loading area for any reason. The loading lanes are designated fire lanes and need to be cleared quickly in case of emergencies.
  • Students are not permitted to load to and from vehicles parked in the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult. It is unsafe for students to walk through the parking area, between cars, or cross the loading lane area without supervision. 

Walkers

Students who walk to or from school should use designated crosswalks and be safe and cautious. Walkers must go home immediately. If they wish to go to a friend's house, students must make arrangements before coming to school or after they arrive home. Students must follow the safe walking routes to and from home; they may not enter school grounds through the bus lanes in the back of the school.