From time to time throughout the school year, weather may force a change in the normal operating routine of the district. The district has in place a process to make decisions and the ability to communicate information to parents, students and staff in various matters about changes to the normal daily routine.
As routine is very important to our students, parents and community, the district will make every effort to adhere to the established school calendar and bell schedules; however the safety of students and employees is the highest priority. The following information will clarify how recommendations and decisions are made regarding the delay or possible closure of school, how information is disseminated to the families and as a community what you can expect.
As inclement weather and traffic will affect the bus schedule, we ask that families be patient and understanding. We will do everything in our control to provide accurate information regarding pick up times for your students. Please remember, the safety of your children is our primary concern.
Bus Service during Bad Weather
Parents/guardians need to plan for changes in bus schedules and routes during snowy/icy conditions.
Changes in district operating hours or bus service are announced on the Public Schools Emergency Communication System website at www.flashalert.net between 5-8 a.m. and be on all major radio/TV stations.
Announcements are for one day only.
No announcement about the Clover Park School District means that schools are open and buses are operating on regular routes and schedules. Be sure to listen for Clover Park School District NOT Lakewood SD, which is a small town north of Seattle.
During bad weather, the Clover Park School District sometimes operates on a “limited transportation” schedule, which could mean:
- School buses will operate on arterials or main streets only
- No Half-day programs (i.e., Head Start, ECEAP classes or after school activities or out-of-district transportation
- School buses will be operating on Snow Route Schedule
Unlike buses that normally travel on primary and secondary arterials, special education buses often travel on residential streets. Secondary roadways are not cleared by the city during bad weather and can be dangerous or inaccessible. Narrow streets and residences on hills add to our concern. For these reasons house-to-house bus service may be canceled or limited. An alternate location will be established.
When limited bus transportation is required, the following areas will be impacted and bus stops listed will be utilized. Students are to catch the bus at the stop listed for each area. Approximate pick-up times will be as follows:
Glenwood Acres (Deepwood Drive SW) Area:
Lakes – 112th on Huggins Meyer Rd. at 6:38 a.m.; 88th Ave. on 104th St. at 6:44 a.m.
Hudtloff – Glenwood on 104th at 8:03 a.m.; 83rd Ave. on 112th St. at 8:08 a.m.
Idlewild students using Delwood on Glenwood should be at 87th Ave. on 104th St. at 7:15 a.m.
Nyanza Park Area (Students residing on Vine Maple, Edgemere Drive and Whisper)
Clover Park – Hillcrest at Glenwood at 6:44 a.m.
Tyee Park – Hillcrest at Glenwood at 7:08 a.m.
Special service and regular students must meet at North Division on Idaho or at the corner of 15th and Rhode Island, whichever is the safest route from the residence.
All students – Meadow Park on Bridgeport Way SW at Pierce Transit sign.
Clover Park – 6:30 a.m.
Lochburn – 7:55 a.m.
Harrison Prep – 7:45 a.m.
Dower – 7:30 a.m.
104th Street SW Area (Students who receive bus transportation only)
Filbert (93rd Ave.) on 104th St.
Mann – 7:40 a.m.
Lake Louise – 7:50 a.m.
Harrison Prep – 8:10 a.m.
101st St. SW on Farwest Drive SW
Mann – 7:30 a.m.
Lake Louise – 7:55 a.m.
Times are approximate due to road conditions and traffic. Your patience and understanding is needed during adverse conditions.
Bus stops for both pick-up and drop-off may be located from one to seven blocks from home. The Transportation Department will provide approximate pick-up and drop-off times; however, weather conditions may cause delays.
Both morning and afternoon drop-offs will be at the same location.