Metro Transit

ORCA cards will be available for students at each high school’s or choice school’s Taking Care of Business / Orientation Day.

Every student who was issued an ORCA card from the 2021-22 school year needs to stop by the ORCA table with their ORCA card for an instructions label on how to register their ORCA card.

The ORCA Cards are active from the first day of school and will be good through the last day of school.

BSD Student ORCA/METRO cards are deactivated after the last day of school each year and new ORCA cards are issued to eligible students at Taking Care of Business days or during school office hours after school resumes in September.

Learn more about transportation and view the routes here.

Parking Guidelines

Application for 2023/24 opens Monday, August 21st at 6am

Apply HERE

*The Student lot will be open the first 2 weeks of school to allow time to process applications

Parking a student car on campus is a privilege. To gain and maintain this privilege a student must apply for a parking space online, get approved, and drive safely! They must have a valid license and insurance to apply. Parking permits cost $100.00 per year ($50 second semester). Students who purchase 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. Applications are processed on a first come-first serve basis.

Once the application is processed, the student will be notified and the fee will be added to the student account to be paid here. Permits are issued in numerical order based on compact/full size. Passes will be available throughout the year as students earn their license or until the lot is full. The price drops to $50 for second semester only parking.

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.

By issuance of a permit, the Bellevue School District and/or Sammamish 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.

Vehicles must be operated in a safe and legal manner at all times on the Sammamish 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.

SHS Parking Policy


Parking citations carry a minimum $20 fine. Depending upon the severity and/or frequency, parking citations could result in the temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges. Citations 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 windshield.
  2. Improper parking of vehicle. This includes not parking properly 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 an assigned parking area.
  3. Moving violation (speeding, unsafe driving, or misuse of vehicle). The speed limit in the parking lots is 10 MPH.
  4. Falsification, misrepresentation, reselling or possession of another student‘s parking permit. Falsification or forgery of a permit may result in additional discipline.
  5. Parking in a handicap space without a valid and visible state handicap parking permit – and risk a $250 ticket and impound from the police department.

Depending upon the severity and or frequency of the infractions, additional penalties up to and including the temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges as well as additional disciplinary consequences.

For students with more than two ticket violations, parents may be contacted. Repeat violators may be towed at the owner‘s expense.

If you wish to dispute a parking ticket you receive, you must do so with the parking supervisor 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.

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

Students will be allowed to replace a lost or stolen parking permit once at a cost of $20.00 this also includes WaNIC passes. The original permit will be voided and a new permit issued. If your permit is stolen, submit a report of the theft with the security resource officer immediately. 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 and disciplinary action may be imposed.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.