Getting to School and Arrival

Plan to have your child on-time everyday 

8:45am: Doors OpenMap of WSES entrances

  • Students may begin arriving at school either by bus or walking.
  • Bus riders and walkers from the Daventry path will enter at Door #2
  • Walkers coming from Greely Blvd. will enter at Door #9
  • Walkers coming from the back of the school will enter at Door #5
  • Preschool and Autism Classroom students will enter at Door #1 (main entrance)

8:55am: Late Bell Rings

  • Students are expected to be in their seats by 8:55 and are marked tardy at 8:55

Getting to School

Whether a student is a walker or a bus rider, they are expected to follow the rules of safety, respect & responsibility.


All walkers must stay on the sidewalks and obey the crossing guards and safety patrols.  

Students in grades three through six are eligible to ride bikes to and from school by themselves. If a parent gives permission for their child to ride a bike to and from West Springfield and is not yet in third grade, the parent must accompany their child. Permission forms must be submitted to the school.  Contact the Main Office for permission forms.

Car Riders:

Unfortunately, there is no Kiss & Ride at West Springfield. The front of the school is reserved for bus traffic and emergency vehicles only from 8:20-8:50 am. For safety reasons, cars may not enter the parking lot during that time. Parking is available along Greeley Boulevard and Deland Drive. The speed limit on the school grounds is 5 mph and seat belts or booster seats are required for all passengers.

When dropping off children or parking along Greeley Boulevard please do not park within 10 feet of a residential driveway, within 30 feet of a stop sign or within 20 feet of the intersection or crosswalk* (*All are Fairfax County parking restrictions). Drivers should respect "no parking" and "handicap parking" areas. Emergency vehicles must always have access to the school. REMEMBER: It is unlawful to pass a school bus, even in the parking lot or driveway, if its lights are blinking, or if it is loading or unlading children.

Bus Riders:

Only students who have permission to ride the bus may do so. Students eligible to ride the school bus will receive a letter indicating their bus stop and time. Students should report to the bus stop at least five minutes prior to the scheduled time. Students are required to board and depart the bus at their assigned stop to prevent overcrowding on buses. Any bus stop changes require permission from the FCPS Transportation Office. 

The Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text/email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.  

FCPS School Bus Delays