Winter months bring with them the challenge of inclement weather and poor road conditions. Hopefully, the following will answer any questions you may have regarding radio announcements and transportation for students.
In the event of poor weather conditions, the district’s emergency notification system will call parents at their home number around 6:00 a.m. to announce late start or closure information. If snow routes are in effect, the message will indicate so. Additionally, the district will also continue to post the notification on the district web site (www.camas.wednet.edu) and notify media in the same manner it always has. Parents are asked to refrain from calling the district office or schools as high call volumes tend to shut down the phone system. You can check the district website for updates regarding afternoon snow routes and early school closures throughout the day.
If no announcement is made, bus routes and pick-up times will run as usual, but please allow for delays. If a two-hour late start is announced, buses will run regular routes two hours later than the normal schedule, and there will be no AM kindergarten or preschool.
Snow routes apply to the following students only. A routes are CHS & Middle Schools, B routes are Elementary.
In Town Routes
If you usually board bus 59-A, 59-B, 23-A, 23-B or Kindergarten Bus F at 532 W Lookout Ridge, Stonegate Drive & N 3rd Street, N 4th Street, W Dogwood Street & 1st Street, 323 W Y Street, W Y Street & 6th Street, W Y Street and Z Street, W Y Street & X Street you will need to load and unload at Lookout Ridge and 10th Street.
If you board bus 6-A, 42-A, 42-B, or Kindergarten Bus N at NW 35th Avenue and Maple Street, or on NW 44th Ave or NW Jasmine Street you will need to load and unload at NW Norwood Street & 34th Avenue.
If you board bus 25-A, 10-A,or Kindergarten Bus L at NW 29th Avenue & Dahlia Street, NW 29th Avenue & Conrad Ct, NW 29th Avenue & Gravenstein Street and NW Gravenstein Street & 30th Circle you will need to load and unload at NW 29th Avenue & Benita Street.
If you board bus 5-A, 60-A or Kindergarten Bus J at SE Fernridge Drive & Grandridge Drive or SE Fernridge Drive and Fernridge Court you will need to load and unload at SE Deerfern Loop & Deerfern Street.
If you board bus 3- B or Kindergarten Bus K at NW Ilwaco Street & 3rd Avenue, or 444 NW Ilwaco Street you will need to load and unload at NW McIntosh Road & Ilwaco Street.
If you board bus 71-A, 56-A, 47-B or Kindergarten Bus L at NW 23rd Avenue & hood Drive or NW Hood Drive & Hood Street you will need to load and unload at NW 23rd Avenue and Douglas or NW Hood Street & 20th Circle.
If you board bus 62-A, 9-A or 68-B at NW Norwood Street & 8th Avenue you will need to load and unload at NW 8th Avenue & Norwood Court. If you catch Bus 68-B at NW Norwood Street & Norwood Drive you will need to load 7 minutes earlier. The bus will not be returning to that stop.
Livingston Mountain Routes
Bus 70-A & 69-B at NE Livingston Road and NE Hancock Road will load and unload at the Fire District 9 Station located on NE 292nd Avenue.
Bus 7-A & 6-B at NE Winters Road and in the Jones Creek area will load and unload at the intersection of NE Lessard Road and Winters Road.
Bus 63-A & 62-B at NE 262nd Avenue will load and unload at the intersection of NE 53rd Street & 262nd Avenue.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the transportation office at 833-5585.