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    ORCA Card ORCA Cards | Returning students who live 2.5 miles from Ballard HS should have received ORCA card info in the mail from Transportation. Students please exchange the pass for an ORCA card in the Attendance Office.

    Breaking News!

    December 14, 2017
    Dear families,

    Winter break begins Monday, Dec. 18. As we head into the two-week vacation, we want to provide this bus service update. This information also applies to our Ballard and Ingraham high families that use shuttle transportation to and from Metro hubs provided by First Student.

    We expect normal bus service when school resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. However, until First Student and their union resolve their contract issue, please keep your family transportation plans current. This update from the union representing First Student bus drivers provides additional information.

    We will notify you of any change to bus service through our website, email, phone calls and social media. Follow SPS on Twitter @seapubschools and like us on Facebook at

    Seattle Public Schools’ Transportation department

    Queen Anne & Magnolia AM SHUTTLE INFO

    Metro Connection Routes AM ONLY Shuttles for 2017-18  

    Times and Locations


    8:08 am START W Government Way @ Brygger Dr W @ 34th Ave W
    8:08 am STOP 34th Ave W @ W Elmore St (NW)
    8:30 am DEST Ballard High School LZ N-Side of Bldg On-Site


    8:08 am START W Armour St @ 34th Ave W
    8:10 am STOP 28th Ave W @ W Hayes St (NW)
    8:30 am DEST Ballard High School LZ N-Side of Bldg On-Site



    Visit the SPS Transportation webpage or call 206-252-0900 for additional transportation information as well as information about the Youth ORCA Program.