• Transportation Overview


    Bus Transportation

    Many Timber Drive Elementary School students ride the bus to and from school each day.  

    We encourage parents to visit https://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/ for information regarding bus routes, requesting a stop change, locating a bus stop, and for customer support.

    If you have questions regarding a Timber Drive bus route or stop, please contact Mrs. McGuire at mlmcguire@wcpss.net or call (919)773-9500.

    Parents may wish to monitor the afternoon bus routes via our Twitter feed - @TDESbuses. As each bus route leaves campus, we will post it on Twitter. The Twitter feed is embedded to the right so that you do not have to sign up for Twitter to know when buses leave campus.

    Timber Drive Bus Route and Stop Information can be found here: TDES Bus Routes



    ***UPDATE for 2020-2021 school year***

    Parents who choose to drive their child to and from school should note the following:

    Morning carpool drop off begins at 8:45AM.  We encourage all parents to drop their students off no later than 9:00AM.  Please display your Timber Drive carpool tag on the rear view mirror of your vehicle. Every car entering the carpool lane will be asked a series of symptom screening questions and students will have their temperature checked each morning. Once screened, a staff member will direct you to one of the cones at the front of the building. Please wait at the cone for a staff member to open the car door.  Parking in the parking lot and asking your child to walk across the carpool traffic to enter the building is strictly prohibited.  We ask that all parents drive slowly when in carpool and watch for pedestrians.  Students who arrive after 9:15AM must be signed in by a parent.

    Afternoon carpool begins at 4:00PM.  Please display the Timber Drive carpool tag on the rear view mirror of your vehicle.  Your students will enter the vehicle from the passenger side of the car and will be assisted by a staff member.  Please do not pull around cars that are loading passengers.  The line will move forward quickly if everyone follows procedures.  Parents are reminded to not drive around the carpool line once it has formed.



    All students must arrive and dismiss via carpool or bus and follow health screening protocol. There will be no students permitted as walkers at this time.



    Parents may drop off YMCA participants in the bus loop prior to 8:35AM.  After 8:35AM, all students should be dropped off in the carpool lane through normal morning carpool procedures. Before school YMCA students are dismissed to their classrooms at 8:45AM.  After school YMCA participants are dismissed from their classroom at the end of the day.  Parents may pick up after school YMCA students in the bus loop after 4:30PM.  Parents who are interested in before and after school care are encouraged to visit the YMCA of the Triangle website.



    Many Garner area daycares provide transportation service to and from Timber Drive ES. Please inquire with your daycare on whether it transports students to school or picks up from Timber Drive in the afternoon. Daycare vans pick up students in the bus loop.  Students are dismissed to the bus loop as their van arrives at the school.

Timber Drive Buses Twitter Feed