Kindergarten Transportation

2020-2021 bus route information (stops, times, and route numbers) will be available via E-Link at the end of August 2020. If you are trying to find your school of residence, please feel free to email us at

"Come, ride along" on the yellow school bus

August 2020 - Reservations required

We are excited to have your student enrolling in kindergarten this year. We would like to extend an invitation to you and your child to RIDE THE BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUS. No matter what school your child will be attending, you will meet the bus at Issaquah High School and enjoy a bus ride and a short introduction to learn about school bus safety procedures. Available dates for the ride along are August 11, 12, or 13.

Use the link to choose your ride along attendance day and reserve your seat(s) on the bus.

Remember to print a copy of your reservation and save it in a safe place to remind you. The Transportation Department will send one email reminder two weeks prior to the event.

Information you need when you click the link:

  • Parent/Guardian name
  • Student name (kindergarten student only)
  • Email address
  • Number of adults and students riding

Link to Ride Along Online Registration Form

The fun begins

The bus ride will begin at Issaquah High School's parking lot promptly, and there is only one trip per day. If you have not turned in the Kindergarten Release form with picture, feel free to bring it with you. Please arrive early as the bus leaves promptly within 10 minutes of the start time and lasts about one hour.

Kindergarten release forms

Kindergarten students must always be released to their parent/guardian or designee. A Release Form is required and must be signed by the parent. You may provide up to 6 designees on the list. Proof of identification will be required. Transportation personnel are dedicated to making students' daily bus ride a safe and enjoyable experience. Completed Kindergarten release forms can be submitted:
  • Email: 
  • Mail: 805 2nd AVE SE, Issaquah WA 98027, Attn: Kindergarten Release
  • Bring it with you to the Kindergarten Ride-along
  • Last resort, you make give it directly to your bus driver

It is very important that we receive the release form before school starts. 

Please attach or enclose a recent picture (headshot only) of your student. You may only have one face to remember, but our driver has many faces and names to learn and remember. 


Kindergarten is an exciting and important time for your child. Issaquah School District Transportation Department staff are pleased to be a part of this experience. We have established the following timelines and procedures to aid in the scheduling and routing of school buses for Kindergarten students.

Full day kindergarten students will ride the same bus as the other students attending their neighborhood school (or school of attendance).

Half day kindergarten students will ride the same bus in the morning as the other students in their neighborhood (or school of attendance). Mid-day transportation will not be provided by the district. Parents/guardians will be responsible for picking their child up at the end of the three hour half day morning session.


Here is what you can expect as Transportation makes plans for your kindergartner starting school in the fall:

  • Phase 1   Kindergarten registration will kick off February and March 2020. 
  • Phase II   Bus riding kindergartners who enroll between August 14 and September 3 should use the ESTABLISHED bus stop/route closest to their homes—available from school offices— and follow that schedule. 
  • Phase III   Transportation staff will work with students who register after September on an individual basis.

Transportation Services personnel are dedicated to making students' daily bus ride a safe and enjoyable experience. Thank you for taking the time to read through and understand the process.

Back to Kindergarten information pages