Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary

B.F. Day



Buses Only on Linden Ave. in the Morning

Please do not drop your child off from Linden Avenue. Instead, drop them off at Fremont Avenue. Linden Avenue is narrow, and we are not able to get buses through with cars parked or lingering on the curb. For example, one of our big buses was late dropping off students because of parents parked on Linden Ave. Please help us keep the buses coming and going by not dropping your child at the front of the school.

Walking Bus

Are you able to volunteer after school in September? We’re looking for adult chaperones that can help with a walking bus to Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. Please email Kyle Zeller, B.F. Day PTSA Volunteer Coordinator at

Seattle Public School Bus Update

The Seattle Public Schools Transportation Department arranges transportation services for a variety of students attending Seattle Public Schools and Head Start. Learn more on the district Transportation page.


Parking at B.F. Day is extremely limited, so we recommend walking to school whenever possible.  If you drive, please consider parking on Fremont Ave N or other side streets. Please remember there is a staircase from Fremont Ave N directly onto our playground. We recommend avoiding Linden Ave N., especially at dismissal time.

SPS Transportation

Seattle Public Schools provides free transportation for students who live within their school attendance area but outside the school’s walk zone.

If a student is placed in a program, such as deaf and hard of hearing services, that is not available in your neighborhood (attendance) area school, transportation is usually provided. 

Transportation Eligibility Guidelines

  • Elementary and K-8 schools have a 1-mile walk boundary. Eligible students are provided service primarily on yellow school buses.
  • Middle schools have a 2-mile walk boundary. Service is either by yellow school bus or ORCA card for the Metro.
  • High schools have a 2-mile walk boundary. Service is provided with an ORCA card.

Use our school attendance and option school transportation area maps to see if your child is eligible for transportation.

Safe Routes to School

Biking and walking are great ways to get to school. Use the City of Seattle interactive map to find safe walking and biking routes to your school.

Walk, Bike, and Roll to School

Walking, biking, and rolling to school supports exercise, reduces pollution, and connects neighbors. Studies even show students arrive at school more attentive and ready to learn. Visit this page for resources to support you in walking, biking, and rolling to school.

Delayed Bus

Bus routes are sometimes delayed due to traffic, weather, construction, or other situations.

If your bus is late, we recommend your student stay at the bus stop. Please create a plan and discuss with your student what to do if their bus is late.

View today’s bus routes that are reported as running at least 15 minutes late.