801-452-4960   |  4385 S. 3900 W. West Haven, UT 84401

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Bussing Guidelines


Every year questions are asked regarding transportation.   Please note in the below policies that elementary students who live beyond 1.5 miles from the school are eligible to ride the bus.  Those students who qualify to ride a bus are to be dropped off and picked up at their regularly assigned bus stop.  Transporting students to daycare or non-related school activities is not allowed.

There must be a minimum of ten students for an established bus route.  If students qualify for a bus and the route does not meet this requirement, a bus will not be provided. In this situation, parents may be reimbursed for transporting their child/children.

We appreciate our Transportation Department and the fabulous work they do.  If you would like to review our busing policies and procedures, you can locate this on Weber School District’s website under Departments/Transportation. 

Weber School District Elementary Education 

Cami Alexander, Executive Director  

Karla Porter, Supervisor



Busing Procedures

Due to liability and safety concerns, the district strictly adheres to the busing procedure set forth by the Weber School District, the Utah State Office of Education and Risk Management.

The procedure states that school bus drivers are not authorized to allow eligible students, those who are assigned to their bus route, to be dropped off or picked up at unauthorized bus stops nor to allow students not assigned to their bus route to ride the school bus.  Ineligible students, those who do not qualify for busing services, are also not allowed to ride the school bus to or from school.

Transporting students to such activities as parties, scouts, sleepovers, achievement days, piano lessons, daycare, etc. will not be allowed.  The school bus is only to be used for transporting eligible students to and from their registered residence.


3.             Bus Routes:  Bus routes will be established at the beginning of each school year in accordance with the regulations listed above and in accordance with sound economical and safety practices.  Buses will be routed in such a manner as to provide approved transportation services that are economically feasible, safe and practical. The minimum number of general education students required to establish a route is ten: the minimum number of students with disabilities is five.


2.              c.            Parents of elementary students who live beyond 1.5 miles from the established bus route and parents of secondary students who live beyond two miles from the established bus route may be reimbursed an amount determined by the Board of Education for transporting their students from their registered address to the nearest bus stop on the regular bus route.


Digital Media Device (DMD) including Cell Phone Policy

West Haven is committed to making sure that Digital Media Devices such as cell phones, music and gaming devices, etc. do not interfere with our learning environment, safety procedures or infringe on the privacy of others.  In order to do this, the following procedures will apply to the use of a DMD on school property during school hours:

  • Unless approved by the administrator, DMDs should not be seen, heard or used from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.   It is strongly recommended that these devices do not come to school at all.
  • Misuse of the DMD may result in the device being held by the principal.  Confiscated devices must be picked up at the school office by parents.
  • Three offenses in a year may lead to consequences including, but not limited to, behavior contracts, loss of privileges and suspension.
  • The office phone is available for students to contact parents in case of a school issue or emergency.  Parents can also call the school to get messages to their child.
  • School personnel WILL NOT be held responsible for DMDs that are misplaced, lost or stolen.
  • School administration or designee may search DMDs if there is a reasonable suspicion that the device contains evidence of a violation of school and/or district policy.
  • School district policies and State and Federal laws regarding DMDs will be enforced.

Thank you for your support as we work together to provide a productive and safe learning environment for our students.


West Haven Elementary  

School Safety Guidelines

The safety of our students is very important to us! To allow for the maximum amount of students to be dropped  off and picked up in a safe, efficient manner, please follow the drop-off and pick-up procedures.  There are two circular driveways in front of the main entrance. The yellow driveway is for BUSES and DAYCARE  VANS ONLY. The RED driveway to the northeast of the main doors is for dropping off or picking up students.  Parents may also drop off and pick up on the south and west side of the school as well as the park parking lot lo cated northeast of the school by the tennis courts. There are openings in the fence on all sides of the school  which allow students to access the playground and outer classroom doors. (Students may always enter through  the main doors and go to the playground through the school.)  

Refer to the map for proper traffic flow, which enables the drop-off lane and parking lot to run smoothly and  exit in an orderly manner. 


  • PULL FORWARD as far as possible! This allows the maximum number of cars to enter the parking lot and  prevents backup onto 3900 W, especially in poor weather.  
  • Be quick and efficient in dropping off or picking up your students – have folders signed, backpacks ready,  coats on, breakfast eaten, etc. Please do not linger after your student has exited/entered the vehicle to  text, etc. 
  • Have students use the passenger side of the vehicle to load and unload to avoid through traffic in the left  lane. 
  • After dropping off or picking up your student, move to the left through lane to exit. You may turn left  from the loading zone to exit through the parking lot.  
  • DO be patient and courteous to volunteers, faculty, and staff when using the drop-off/pick-up lane.  • Need extra help? Ask the office for a HAWK sticker to put in your passenger window to have an aide open  your door or assist young children.  


Use the crosswalk and wait for the crossing guard (when present) to accompany your child into the  school. 

  • To reduce the need to stop traffic in the drop-off/pick-up lane, DO NOT use the parking lot to drop off or  pick up students. Students must be accompanied by a parent to use the crosswalk.
  • Handicapped PARKING is NOT a drop-off or pick-up area. Disabled parents who are NOT getting out of the  vehicle to accompany their student into or out of the school should use the drop-off lane.  

These procedures and guidelines will be enforced from 8:15-8:45 AM and 3:00-3:30 PM on a regular school day. 


  • Walk your student along his/her route a few times and make sure they follow this route each day. • Use sidewalks, the designated walking lane and crosswalks when available. Students should not cut  through private property.  
  • Have students follow the direction of the crossing guards east of 3500 W, in front of the school and on  4100 W. 

Alternate Drop Off/Pick Up Zone 4400 South

 South Side Loading Zone and Procedures 1

● We recommend that you use the East drop off lane on 3900 W. It is ok for students to walk around the building inside the fenced area!

● Please be courteous and pull forward to the stop sign at the end to allow maximum use of the area.
● Pull forward if there are cars waiting behind you

● DO NOT block driveways or move cones! If the cones are not out that does not mean it is ok to park there, even for a short period of time. Please avoid blocking any of the areas indicated by the blue arrows.

● The south side of 4400 South is a red zone, which means no parking, ever.

● DO NOT let students cross the parking lane to the traffic lane (otherwise known as double parking) to exit or enter your vehicles.

● Wait for an opening near the curb. This morning there was plenty of curb space available on the East and West ends of that street. It is ok for students to walk a little way from your vehicles to the fence openings. You are welcome to wait a minute and watch them make it to the openings if you have to pull over a little farther away!

● Parking for long periods of time and getting out of your car makes it difficult for other parents to be able to safely drop off their children! Be respectful of others.

● Please remember that after school our staff is out there to help your students! They will remind you to follow the procedures as a courtesy to everyone. Please be kind to them as they work to keep things smooth and safe.

Weber School District Student Discipline Policy and Safe School Policy

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