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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!

    School Bus Service UPDATE | January 7, 2018

    We want to share the latest information about labor negotiations between First Student and their employees’ union. First Student presented an offer, and drivers voted it down Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. This could lead to a second, longer school bus strike by First Student drivers. We will be monitoring the situation closely and sharing news with our school bus families as soon as we know more.

    Right now, we expect normal bus service on Monday, Jan. 8. If this changes, we will notify bus riding families on school and district websites, on social media, by phone and email and through local news. We advise our families to revisit their backup transportation plans and update as needed.

    We are concerned that First Student's offer didn't meet drivers' expectations. We hope First Student and the union move quickly to resolve their differences Follow Seattle Public Schools on Twitter @seapubschools and Facebook.

    Thank you for your continued patience and planning

    This information applies to our Ballard High School families that use shuttle transportation to and from Metro hubs provided by First Student.

    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.