Transportation Information

school-busIMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please review our preferred drop off and pick up information by clicking on the links below.
Middle School AM Drop Off
Middle School PM Pick Up
Upper School AM Drop Off
Upper School PM Pick Up
Details about after-activities pick up will be posted next week.
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Driving and Transportation Information

MORNING BUS

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Morning Bus Service.

  • The morning busses are yellow with SEATTLE ACADEMY or HARLOWS painted on the side.
  • After the deadline, forms are accepted on a space available basis.
  • Morning Bus service will follow the school year calendar.
  • During exam weeks the Bus Service will follow the regular schedule.
  • Bus status voicemail: 206-861-0943.  This number will have information on route disruptions or delays.
  • When school is delayed due to weather, the bus will be delayed the same amount of time.
  • Primary contact: Loyal Hanrahan, Transportation Manager: (206) 676-6898. lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org
  • Secondary contact: Tomas Batingan: (206) 676-6898 (Phone number goes first to Loyal, then to Tomas.)
  • Billing questions:  Julie Gommi: (206) 676-6802 or jgommi@seattleacademy.org.

morningroutes

AFTERNOON BUS

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Afternoon Bus Service.

  • Bus service will follow the school year calendar.
  • During exam weeks the Bus Service will follow the regular schedule.
  • Bus status voicemail: 206-861-0943.  This number will have information on route disruptions. When school is dismissed early due to weather, the bus schedule will depend on the dismissal time.
  • Primary contact: Loyal Hanrahan, Transportation Manager: 206-676-6898 or lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org.
  • Secondary contact: Tomas Batingan: 206-676-6898 (Phone number goes first to Loyal, then to Tomas.)
  • Billing questions:  Julie Gommi: 206-676-6802 or jgommi@seattleacademy.org

AFTERNOON BUS SCHEDULE

afternoonroutesEmergency School Closure

Seattle Academy and Hamlin Robinson School each determines its own early closures in emergency situations. However, in most cases, SAAS and HRS will follow decisions made by the Seattle School District. Safety for all is a determining factor and communication is critical. SAAS posts information on SAAS’s website and on www.schoolreport.org, which is a Washington State school emergency communication system. The school also includes a message on the school’s voicemail.  Parents/Guardians may choose to pick up students early.  If weather warrants early dismissal, parents/guardians will be contacted by email, phone, or text messaging.   When the bus service provider provides emergency early dismissal bus service, SAAS will advise parents/guardians of the approximate drop off schedule.

BUS STATUS VOICEMAIL

206-861-0943
For more information about our shuttle, contact Loyal Hanrahan, Facilities and Transportation Manager, at 206-676-6847 or lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

STUDENT PARKING PERMITS

Thedue date for parking permits has passed. Please check with Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org for availability.

WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT, COOPERATION, AND PATIENCE again this year as we seek to effectively manage Seattle Academy’s parking. On a daily basis, we ask that you please know and follow the rules that have been established for parking. Everyone who parks on campus, including faculty and staff, pays for a parking permit in order to subsidize the high cost of providing parking in an urban area.

For the 2018-19 school year, the parking rates are increasing. The school makes every effort to provide sufficient parking, while acknowledging the fact that our urban environment is increasingly making parking scarce. With every new local development that removes parking from the neighborhood, the cost of renting parking increases. Seattle Academy secures parking in the neighborhood through volume leasing of parking lots and spaces. Even with volume discounts, the price Seattle Academy pays keeps rising. This year’s price increase is substantial, but still remains under market.

Student parking is available in the lot on 16th Avenue and the lot at 14th Avenue and Columbia. The parking lots are the same distance from the Upper School block. During the school day, from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, parking in all school lots will be assigned. If you intend to drive to school on a regular basis, you should purchase a parking permit and park in your assigned lot. Permits specific to the assigned lots will be issued, and cars will be monitored for display of permits. Any car without the correct permit for the lot in which it is parked may be towed at the owner’s expense. For students occasionally driving to school, there are several public pay lots in close proximity to the School.

We must be good neighbors. How we drive and park is a very visible aspect of our presence in the community. If our student drivers occupy the limited public parking available on neighborhood streets, we will be adding to the frustration of residents and local businesses, just at the time when we need to be building community relations. We strongly encourage students and parents to form carpools and/or to use public transport. For this reason, carpools receive priority in the allocation of permits based on the priorities listed below.

Student parking permits will be allocated based on the following priorities:

  1. Student drivers of carpools serving 4 or more Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors (4 seniors get priority over 3 seniors & 1 junior, which gets priority over 2 seniors & 2 juniors, etc.)
  2. Student drivers of carpools serving 3 Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors as stated in #1
  3. Student drivers of carpools serving 2 Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors as stated in #1
  4. Seniors*
  5. Juniors*

*If availability of parking is insufficient to serve all student drivers in these categories, driving distance from school will be considered, with priority given to those who live farthest away.

SEATTLE ACADEMY PARKING GUIDELINES

Please read carefully and retain the following guidelines for reference during the year. If you wish to purchase a 2018-19 parking permit, please return the permit application with payment.

  1. Students who drive to school will not be allowed to park in school lots unless they have purchased parking permits and have them on display in their cars. Permits specific to the assigned lots will be issued, and cars will be monitored for display of permits.
  2. Any car parked in a school lot without a current permit on display may be towed at the owner’s expense.
  3. Any permitted driver who continues to park in a lot that has not been assigned to him/her, after being warned, will have his/her permit revoked.
  4. Any permitted driver who continues to drive recklessly in or near a school parking lot will have his/her permit revoked.
  5. Parking permits are exclusive to the lot to which the student has been assigned: cars may not be driven between lots and parked under one permit in different parking lots.
  6. Permits may be transferred between cars in a carpool. Permits are designed to hang from the rearview mirror for convenience in transferring them between cars.
  7. Parking is not allowed in the small Temple lot on Union. Cars parked in the small Temple lot will be towed.
  8. Seattle Academy and Temple De Hirsch Sinai are not responsible in any way for damage to or loss of your vehicle or its contents.
  9. Parking is not allowed in the 16th Avenue lot during the Temple’s Religious holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are asked to vacate the lot no later than 5 PM the day prior to the holiday. For 2018-19, Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, September 10, and Yom Kippur is on Wednesday, September 19.
  10. Seattle Academy reserves the right to notify student drivers in advance of any days when parking will not be allowed in school lots.
  11. Parking Permits are for parking from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except as otherwise notified.
  12. Parking for school-sponsored after-school activities and events will be on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have a permit to park in a lot during the school day, you may leave your car there for a school-sponsored after-school activity; otherwise your car must be moved by 3:30 PM.
  13. Parking Permits are available for purchase on an annual basis only. Permits purchased before or during the fall trimester will cost the full amount; permits purchased during the winter trimester will cost 2/3 of the full amount; and permits purchased during the spring trimester will cost 1/3 of the full amount.
  14. Refunds for returned permits will only be given if requested on or before September 14, 2018.
  15. If you purchase a carpool permit, and later lose your carpoolers (or vice-versa), please notify Julie Gommi (206-676-6802).
  16. Questions about parking/parking permits should first be addressed to Transportation Manager Loyal Hanrahan (206-676-6847 or lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org) and then to Julie Gommi (206-676-6802 or jgommi@seattleacademy.org).

PARKING INFORMATION

  • The gym garage, the 14th Avenue lot, and 16th Avenue lot are reserved parking for students and faculty from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please do not park in someone’s assigned space.
  • Parking for evening events in the gym or Arts Center will be in the gym garage or the 14th Avenue parking lot.
  • Parking for evening events in the Temple Building  will be in the 16th Avenue parking lot.
  • If you have any questions about parking, please contact Sheila Harnahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org or 206-676-6858.

Campus Map 2018-19