Arrival and Dismissal

If you need to drive to school to drop your child(ren) off, please follow these guidelines:

1. Supervision before school begins at 7:45am. Therefore, please ensure your child remains safe by dropping him/her off any time after 7:45am but not beforehand. The school opens at 7:45 for students to enter and go to breakfast and their classrooms.

2. Use the designated drop-off/pick-up area to drop your child/children off at school. The circular drive in the front of the school is for drop off/pick up only. Therefore, DO NOT PARK in the circular drive as it is for dropping off/picking up students and a fire lane.

3. When using the drop off / pick-up area (circular drive):
a. Pull as far forward as possible in the drop-off/pick-up lane. Drop off/pick up your child(ren) and pull ahead to exit.
b. Remain in your car at all times.
c. Please keep the line moving! If you need to talk with another parent or a teacher, park your vehicle in a parking space.
d. Please keep crosswalks clear so pedestrians can use them.

4. If you choose to park your car, PARK ONLY IN DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES. DO NOT PARK IN OR BLOCK THE FIRE LANE or other parked vehicles.

5. Have patience! Plan for a few extra minutes in your morning or afternoon routine if you drop your child(ren) off or pick them up!

6. Please refrain from talking/texting on handheld devices during drop off and pick up.


Prompt and regular school attendance by students is important. Regular attendance is necessary if students are to profit fully from learning experiences offered in school. Because students miss significant instruction when they are absent from school, any absence may affect their learning. In order to set your family up for success, plan to be at school by the 7:50am bell, giving students adequate time to reach their classrooms and be prepared for the start of class at 8:00am.


Frequent absences and tardies will be addressed by the principal. The school may take a variety of actions to help improve a student’s attendance and timeliness. (Please see the appendix for the full text of the Bellevue School District Student Attendance Policy 3122).


Absences and Tardies (late arrival or early leave)


If your child will be absent or late, please call the school at 425-456-4303 or email We value your child’s safety and need to know where he/she is if not in school. Please refer to Bellevue School District Policy 3222 for more details on what constitutes an excused absence/tardy or an unexcused absence/tardy.


Excused/Unexcused Absences


Information regarding Excused/Unexcused absences can be found at policy 3122.  For planned vacations, please fill out a Pre-Arranged Form. Filling out the form does not guarantee that the absence will be accepted as excused.  You may obtain a form on our school website.


We strongly discourage families from taking vacations during school days. Research shows every absence has an impact on your child and his/her classroom, and extended absences have been shown to have a negative impact on a student’s education.


Late Arrival and Early Pick Up (Tardies)


Students must be in their seats at 8:00am. If your child arrives late, he/she needs to check in at the front office and will be tardy for school.


If it is necessary for you to pick your child up early from school, please come to the office to sign him/her out, this is considered at least a half-day absence. Do not go to the classroom to pick your child up. He or she will be called to the office to meet you. When you follow these procedures, you help keep all children at Wilburton safe.

Student Behavior Expectations

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

 Wilburton Guidelines for Success

Wilburton Wolves work together to

  • Show Respect
  • Solve Problems
  • Make Good Decisions

Our Expectations have two main goals:

  • To ensure the safety of students and staff
  • To create an environment conducive to learning


At Wilburton Elementary School, we use a positive behavior support and intervention system (PBIS)

  • We teach behavior expectations and we review these expectations
  • We model and explain expected
  • We teach how to identify and prevent bullying
  • We teach how to solve problems and how to use conflict resolution
  • We positively reinforce our
District Policy and Procedures

Please refer to our Bellevue School District Policies and Procedures for details.

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.