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ORCA Cards & Metro Transit

September 2023 Metro Bus Routes

All youth will be able to ride transit for free by showing one of the following:

  • Tapping your ORCA card when you board and exit
  • Showing your current high school or middle school student ID card
  • If you don’t have either, you can still ride for free

A recently approved Washington State measure will allow youth ages 18 and under to ride public transit for free come September.

To ensure ORCA cards stay active for next school year, ORCA cards must have been registered through King County Metro:

At the Schools

ORCA cards and replacement cards will be available from these ORCA managers during the school year:

  • Bellevue HS: Keri Bridgman
  • Big Picture School: Beth Orr
  • Interlake HS: Torry Gower
  • International School: Ellen Stone
  • Newport HS: Haygen Morton
  • Sammamish HS: Andrea Olsen

 Any questions regarding ORCA cards can be emailed to:  [email protected]

Parking Guidelines – ** WANIC & Running Start Students Contact Mr. Losoya Before Completing **

Parking Application and BSD_NHS Policies 2023-24 (Link will be live August 15th) 

Parking a student car on the Newport campus is a privilege. To gain and maintain this privilege a student must register his or her car in the office, obtain a parking permit, and drive safely! Students sign up for a parking pass may also have an ORCA Card, provided that they qualify for an ORCA card by living outside the school’s walk boundary.

After the initial parking registration during Newport‘s August check-in days, parking permits will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Once capacity is reached, a waiting list will be established. Public transportation is also encouraged.

Student parking areas are open to all students with valid parking permits. During the hours 6:30am-4:00pm all staff and visitor parking areas are off limits to students. Additional restrictions in staff areas may occur during school events.

Vehicles must be operated in a safe and legal manner at all times on the Newport campus. Because it is necessary to maintain emergency and business access to the campus, cars blocking fire lanes, emergency exits, delivery areas, bus, handicap or motorcycle zone, etc., will be towed and/or driver fined and parking privileges removed.

Bellevue School District Parking Policy:

“By issuance of a permit, the Bellevue School District and/or Newport High School does not assume liability for any property damage to any private automobile parked on its property. The owner-operator(s) of all private vehicles accepts responsibility for their own property and agrees they are parking at their own risk”.

Please NoteNewport High School administrators have the right to search your vehicle upon request if it is on Newport High School property. The vehicles are also subject to random sweeps by canine units trained in detecting illegal substances.

Purpose of Parking Fees: The purpose is to assure the safety and security of Newport, and to deter students from violating safe driving and parking practices. Funds generated by parking fees are used to pay for supervision of all parking lots on NHS campus, upgrades, maintenance, the costs related to parking registration and maintenance of ticket records, parking facility, and other school-related costs.

What are the rules and consequences for violations?

Parking citations carry a minimum $20 fine depending on the severity and/or frequency, additional penalties and/or discipline consequences up to and including temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges, and will be issued for the following:

  1. Parking without a valid and visible permit. All parking permits must be clearly displayed inside on the rear view mirror. If you have multiple cars registered, you must remember to display the pass in the car that is on campus.
  2. Improper parking of vehicle, including not properly parking in the stall (taking more than one place or blocking accessibility), parking in restricted areas (fire lanes, bus lanes, handicap only, staff or visitor parking areas, the bus turn-around area, grass etc.), or not parking in assigned parking area.
  3. Moving violation (speeding, unsafe driving, running a stop sign, or misuse of vehicle). The speed limit in the parking lots is 5 MPH.
  4. Falsification, misrepresentation, reselling or possession of another student’s parking permit.
  5. Students may not borrow, loan or resell parking permits to other students. Parking privileges may be suspended or revoked for these acts and additional fees imposed.
  6. A fine will be issued for parking in a handicap space without a valid and visible state handicap parking permit, issued to the driver of the car. Car is subject to ticket and/or impound from the Police Department.
  7. If you wish to dispute a parking ticket you receive, you must do so with the parking supervisor in writing, within five (5) days. No changes will be made for tickets older than five school days. Disputing a parking ticket does not necessarily result in a reduction or elimination of the fine imposed.
  8. For a student with more than three ticket violations, a referral will be written, and parents will be contacted. A towing warning letter may be issued.
  9. Parking fines must be paid by the end of each quarter or the parking permit may be revoked until the parking fines are paid. No reimbursement will be given if the parking permit is revoked.

Stolen or Lost Permits

What happens if my parking permit is stolen or lost?

    1. Students will be allowed to replace a lost or stolen parking permit once at a cost of $20. The original permit will be voided and a new permit issued.
    2. If your permit is stolen, submit a report of the theft with the security officer immediately.

Parking Permit Pick-Up

For all students who qualify for a parking permit, you will need to arrange to see Mr. Losoya.