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Realms Middle School

Transportation and Meals

Transportation Options

Did you know that Realms Middle School is Bend's only middle school to earn Oregon Green School status?!

At Realms Middle School we strongly encourage families to plan transportation to and from school in a way that is environmentally responsible whenever possible. Below is information about ways that kids can get to and from school without putting more cars on the road.


Like the freedom of biking and the feeling of some exercise at the start and end of each day? Considering biking to school? AWESOME! We have students who bike to school often, and we encourage all students to try it out during our "Bike to School Days" in the Fall - stay tuned for more information, and don't forget your helmet!

Bus Transportation

Realms Middle School students may ride Bend-La Pine school buses! There are special bus routes from each neighborhood middle school to Realms Middle in the mornings. This means you may ride your neighborhood bus in the morning to your nearest middle school and then catch a "shuttle bus" from there to Realms Middle School.

A similar system works in reverse at the end of each day when students can ride a bus from Realms Middle to the student's boundary middle school. From there, they can transfer to a bus that will service their neighborhood. This system of buses is designed to serve kids at magnet schools and TAG programs.

If you have questions about the bus routes, please review the Transportation webpage or contact Transportation through email or phone at 541-355-5700.


In addition to bus options, many of our families set up carpools. This is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint AND save yourself some time!

School Lunch Meals

Some things that make the Realms Middle School lunch program a little different from other
Bend-La Pine schools:

  • We will customize our menu offering 2 hot meal entrees/day plus 1 vegetarian entree per day
  • We will have a fresh fruit and salad bar available daily
  • Realms Middle School will not serve any "convenience items" (e.g., corn dogs, tater tots, or any other pre-made foods NOT cooked in the Bend High kitchen)
  • We will continue to serve our food on real plates, with real silverware - no paper boats for us!
  • And of course, the NINJAS!!!

Current Realms Middle School Menu