By bus. SPS transportation will put a pick-up and drop-off plan together, and students will be grouped at stops near their homes. If enough families are interested and enjoy walking to and from Montlake, there may also be the opportunity to be picked up (and dropped off) as a larger group at the beginning and end of the school day.
John Marshall was remodeled approximately six years ago. The building is in good condition, close to Green Lake, and big enough to have options for flex spaces. It also has a large kitchen cafeteria and stage. It has two gyms, which allows for plenty of space for PE and indoor recess when needed. The Montlake staff and families will have a large parking lot to use and the building is ADA accessible with an elevator and ramps at the entrance.
John Marshall has an art room and a science room that might be used as a flex garden space. There is also a large planter in the shape of an alligator at the front of the school which could be used for a garden program.
John Marshall has more physical space available and a dedicated, licensable childcare room. Though the Montlake administration will determine how the school spaces will be best used, previous childcares have used one of the gyms (closest to childcare room 110), and have also used the cafeteria and other rooms as needed.
Assuming Launch is able to hire the staff to support it, there is adequate space to enroll more students in the program than the current Montlake facility can support. Launch and other child-care providers across the city are working hard to staff their programs, and we cannot predict whether this will continue.
This is not provided by SPS transportation or Launch; however, families are welcome to pursue service arrangements with a provider or find another work-around if they feel this is a need. Launch has offered to help facilitate the organization of carpools with families who are enrolled in their program.
This is not provided by SPS Transportation, but families are welcome to fill out an alternate address form to demonstrate interest for specific locations. Contact the Department of Transportation to find out if there is a bus with room for your child associated with the alternate drop-off address. There are no guarantees, but families are welcome to fill out this form.