Port Angeles Transportation Center
Port Angeles School District #121
627 Monroe Road, Port Angeles, Washington 98362
On days of inclement weather, there is the possibility of
starting school two hours late. By doing so, it makes for much safer
travel - it allows the county and state road crews more time to clear
roads and provides increased daylight for children walking to and from
bus stops and school.
If the weather worsens, there is always the possibility a late start could be changed to a school closure.
If weather becomes inclement after school has started, a decision may be made to close school early. At
the elementary level, students will not be released from school until
direct contact has been made with an adult authorized on the student’s
It is extremely important for each family to develop an
alternate plan if the normal school day is adjusted for safety.
Students must understand parents/guardians’ expectations in the event
of an emergency schedule change. (Please have a plan in place for your
children if a two-hour delay or schedule change is made, especially if
you leave before the school bus arrives.)
How to Learn of School Closures
School closure information is broadcast throughout
the day on Radio KONP 1450 AM, and on most Seattle area TV Channels 4,
5, 7 and 13. This information is also available on the school district
website at www.portangelesschools.org.
When School Closure or School Delay Decisions Are Made
Depending on weather conditions, decisions to close school
or start late are usually made by 5:00 a.m., and generally out to the
news media by 5:30 a.m.
Two Hour Delay Information
A two-hour delay will mean that your bus will be at each stop
two hours later (7:05 a.m. would become 9:05 a.m.). (NOTE: Whenever
there is a two hour late start, Lincoln High School follows the
Wednesday late start schedule - school starts at 10 a.m.) If a two-hour
delay occurs on a Wednesday, the High School/Stevens/Lincoln High buses will run on a
regular-day schedule, just two hours late.
In a late start situation, there will be no preschool programs. After-school programs, extracurricular activities and special events are on hold until a determination is made by the Superintendent and Athletic Director.
SNOW/AND EMERGENCY SCHEDULE
If buses cannot run regular routes, Snow Schedule
and/or a two hour delay will be broadcasted. The limited bus changes
will only affect those living in our mountain areas (Upper Mt.
Pleasant, Black Diamond, Ennis Creek, Eden Valley, Dan Kelly, Herrick,
Bluffs Area, Deer Park, and O’Brien Roads, Lake Dawn). These limited areas could
also be affected for the return routes after school. Stay tuned to Radio KONP 1450 AM or TV during snow days.
Maintaining an accurate bus schedule in inclement weather is
difficult. Because of problems with schedules on these days, please
have your children dress appropriately for the cold weather to allow
them to wait safely and comfortably.
If you catch a bus from any of the roads listed below, read the description for alternate stops and times. If a “two-hour” delay is in affect the pickup times on the “Emergency Schedule for bus stops and time will be two hours later then what is currently on the schedule.
Deer Park South of Twin Firs: Rt. #2 Roosevelt/High School will be picked up at Deer Park and Twin Firs at 7:06 a.m. Rt. #2 Stevens at 7:20 a.m.
O’Brien Road South of John Jacobs: Rt. 3 Roosevelt/High School will pick up at O’Brien Rd & John Jacobs at 7:01 a.m. Rt.#2 Stevens at 7:40 a.m.
South Bagley Rd. south of Hwy. 101: Rt. #2 High School/Stevens/Roosevelt - will pick up at Hwy. 101 and South Bagley at 6:38 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Road South of Draper Road: Rt. #4 High School/Roosevelt/Stevens will turn around at Draper Road and Mt. Pleasant Road at 7:13 a.m.
Baker Farm Rd and Monroe Rd.: Rt. #14 High School/Roosevelt - will pick up at Monroe and Draper Rd. at 7:10 a.m.
Rt. #4 Stevens - will pick up at Monroe and Draper Rd. at 7:43 a.m.
Golf Course Road South of Lindberg: Rt. #5 Roosevelt/Stevens will be picked up at Golf Course and Lindberg at 7:17 a.m.
Ennis Creek Road: Rt. #5 Roosevelt will pick up at Baker and Ennis Creek Road at 7:21. Rt. #3 Stevens will pick up at Baker & 7th at 7:39 a.m.
Mt. Angeles Road South of Scrivner: Rt. #6 High School/Stevens/Franklin will turn around at Scrivner Road and Mt. Angeles Road at 7:00 a.m.
Old Mill Road South of Rhodes Road: Rt. #6 High School/Stevens/Franklin will turn around at Old Mill and Rhodes Road at 7:19 a.m.
Black Diamond Road South of 702 Black Diamond Road: Rt. #9 High School/Stevens/Dry Creek will pick up at Black Diamond and South End of Old Black Diamond Road at 6:58 a.m.
Eden Valley Road: Rt. #11 High School/Stevens/Dry Creek will pick up at Eden Valley and Hwy 112 at 6:45.
Dan Kelley Rd: Rt. #11 High School/Stevens/Dry Creek will pick up at Dan Kelley and Hwy 112 at 6:55.
Herrick Road: Rt. #12 High School/Stevens/Dry Creek will pick up at Herrick Road and Hwy. 101 at 6:50 a.m.
Area: Rt. #1 High School/Stevens/Roosevelt - No Montrose Place;
will pick up at Juan de Fuca Way & Bluffs @ 6:56 a.m.
Lake Dawn and Hurricane Ridge: Rt.#6 High School/Stevens/Franklin will pick up at Mt. Angeles and Campbell at 6:55 a.m. or at Campbell and Porter at 7:02 a.m.