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Senior Carpool Parking

SRVHS Carpool Parking Information: 2019 - 2020

Permit Requirements

Student Parking Permits for on-campus student parking will only be issued to students who carpool based on the following criteria:

 

Carpool Priority levels

  1. 3 senior drivers (at least one senior driver must be non-provisional)
  2. 2 senior drivers and 1 passenger (one senior driver must be non-provisional)
  3. 1 senior driver and 2 or more passengers (senior driver must be non-provisional)
  4. 1 senior driver and 1 passenger (senior driver must be non-provisional unless the passenger is a sibling, and parent provides note)
  5. Upon completion of the B-wing parking area, we may have spots open for Junior carpoolers.  We will be accepting applications for Juniors at that time.  Junior applications will not be accepted during the summer application period.

NOTE: The best chance to receive a parking permit is to be in levels 1 or 2. Seniors who apply and are in levels 3 and 4 will be awarded permits on a first-come, first served basis.

All drivers in a carpool must have a non-provisional driver’s license and have completed the SRVUSD Start Smart program.  The student must bring their Start Smart certificate of completion to purchase a pass.  A parking sticker will only be given to students once they have a non-provisional permit; please see the FAQs below.

Timeline

Wednesday, July 29, 8 pm:

DEADLINE to submit carpool information via Google Survey. Please do not wait until the last minute! We will not process applications submitted after 12 pm on 7/29.

 

Tuesday, July 31, 12 pm:

Applications will be processed and those who qualify will be notified via email by 5 pm. The email will also include payment information. Online payment window will open for those who received an email verifying their application.

 

First Week of School

All Seniors who paid online must print and bring a receipt to Registration days. You must also show a valid drivers license and proof that you completed the Start Smart drivers education requirementParking decals will be provided to those students who have a non-provisional license and have completed the Start Smart course as of August 5. 

 

Students who have not signed up for parking spots can be placed on a waitlist after 8/12 and will be contacted as spaces become available.

 

*Students are prohibited from the parking lots during brunch and lunch.  This action may result in loss or suspension of parking pass. *

 

*** If any student is registered in more than one carpool, both carpools will lose their spot ***

Permit Cost

$200 Per Year (Students in carpool are encouraged to share cost of permit)

 

Permit Instructions

Summer Application: During the application window (ending on 7/22at 11 pm), submit your carpool application Google Survey link. Make sure your carpool members are confirmed. If any student is registered in more than one carpool, both carpools will be disqualified.

 

Fall Registration

During Registration days or the first week of schoolall members of the carpool must sign a carpool agreement and provide student and vehicle information including a valid driver’s license & proof of completion of the Start Smart program. If any members of your carpool cannot commit or do not have a license by the first day of school, your parking registration will be invalidated.

 

Students who are issued a carpool permit (and are in good standing) will also be eligible for random drawings for prizes like spirit wear, gift cards, free yearbook, admission to school events, etc.

 

Parking/Carpool Rules and Violations of Carpool Policy

Carpool Rules

  • Each vehicle in the carpool must have 2019-20 permit sticker visible on the car.
  • All vehicles must be parked in assigned student stalls. Parking in staff spaces, fire lanes, on sidewalks, in driveways or dirt areas will result in a citation.
  • Vehicles may not display any offensive symbols, signs or words.
  • All campus parking lots will be randomly monitored throughout the school year. If a car is found not to have the appropriate number of carpoolers or is not in the correct space, the following consequences may be enforced.
    • First offense: Warning, parents contacted.
    • Second offense: Detention for the driver, parents contacted.
    • Third offense: Suspension of permit for a month for the violating carpool, parents contacted.
    • Fourth offense: Suspension of permit for semester for the violating carpool, parents contacted.

 

Drivers violating any school, district, or county law will be cited accordingly. Vehicles parked on campus are subject to search. If any prohibited items are found in a student’s car, the following parking consequences will be enforced alongside other administrative actions.

  • First offense: Removal of item(s) from vehicle, parent will be contacted.
  • Second offense: Removal of item(s) from vehicle, suspension of permit for semester.

Students must obey all parking/driving rules and school officials. Drivers are not to drive off-campus at any time during school hours without a valid sign-out pass. Unsafe driving includes (but is not limited to) speeding, laying rubber, cutting off other drivers, driving in the wrong lane or in the opposite direction of traffic.  This includes driving behavior on or around campus.

  • First offense: Suspension of permit for two weeks and after school detention.
  • Second offense: Suspension of permit for remainder of the semester and may have further consequences.

Parking permits are the property of the school and are issued to the student for the privilege of parking on the school campus. Permits that are transferred, copied, sold, or otherwise given to other students to use, the permit will be forfeited. Consequences may include detention, suspension, and/or conference with parents.

 

Permit Replacement

Permit replacement will cost $25 per semester. It may take several weeks to investigate the location of a missing permit. During this time, the student will not be allowed to park on campus. All vehicles are subject to search while parked on public school property.

San Ramon Valley High School is not responsible for theft, loss, or damaged property for cars parked on campus. Please do not use your vehicle as a locker. Ticketing of all school lots will begin the first day of school.

 

Parking FAQs

1.) Can a junior obtain a parking pass?

If space is available after the B-Wing parking area is complete, we may open the parking application to Junior carpools with non-provisional licenses.

 

2.) What are the consequences for not carpooling if you have a carpool permit?

All campus parking lots will be randomly monitored throughout the school year. If a car is found not to have the appropriate number of carpoolers, the following consequences may be enforced:

  • First offense: Warning, parents contacted.
  • Second offense: Detention for the driver, parents contacted. 
  • Third offense: Suspension of permit for a month for the violating carpool, parents contacted.
  • Fourth offense: Suspension of permit for semester for the violating carpool, parents contacted.

 

3.) What about a provisional driver’s license?

One person in your carpool MUST have a non-provisional driver’s license by the first day of school. After that, a parking permit sticker will only be issued to students with non-provisional licenses. For example, Bob, Jane, and Sue are carpooling together. Bob has a driver’s license, Jane is provisional ending in October, and Sue is provisional ending in January. Bob will get a permit sticker allowing him to park on campus immediately. Jane will receive one in October, so she can start helping to drive, and Sue will get a sticker in January. The school is not responsible for students violating CA driving laws.

 

4.) What if I can only carpool a few days per week?

You must be able to commit to carpooling to campus on a daily basis. If you feel that you cannot do this, then you will need to work out other parking arrangements.

 

5.) How do I find a carpool? I don’t know anybody who lives near me!

Ask everybody! Use your resources and make some connections. Remember that you can pick people up along the way, so if you live further away, it can be an advantage to finding carpool partners.

 

6.) What if somebody is sick or absent?

Remember that enforcement is by random checks. If you are observed to be parking without a passenger a warning will be issued until the absence can be verified.

 

7.) What about after school activities/leaving early from school?

Enforcement of carpooling is only in the morning. There may be days/seasons where students will have to arrange for other transportation options in the afternoon.

 

8.) Will there be any special accommodations/exclusions for my child/me because I ...

No. The policy remains the same for all students and families.

 

9.) What do I do if I can't carpool?

There is parking in front of the school on Danville Blvd. as well as by Del Amigo, and in a few neighboring streets. In addition, St. Isadore’s rents spots to students as do a few local businesses.

The Start Smart Assembly Schedule for the 2019-2020 school year is listed below.

08/14/2019 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

Dougherty Valley High School

09/11/2019 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

Monte Vista High School

09/18/2019 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

San Ramon Valley High School

10/30/2019 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

California High School

11/06/2019 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

San Ramon Valley High School

02/05/2020 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

San Ramon Valley High School

02/19/2020 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

Monte Vista High School

03/04/2020 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

California High School

03/18/2020 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

Monte Vista High School

03/25/2020 
(Wed. 5:45pm - 9:00pm)

 

 

Dougherty Valley High School