Our goal is to keep traffic flowing while prioritizing safety. To lessen traffic, Monte Vista families may opt to subscribe to the Traffix bus service
, utilize the public County Connection bus service
, organize carpools, or purchase a student parking pass per the instructions listed above (available for 600+ cars). In addition, many students have staggered schedules (i.e. attending school periods 1-5 or 2-7). Please consider an option that works for your family.
Parking is not allowed in the red zone on Stone Valley Road and is subject to ticketing.
Safety is a priority we can all agree upon. Please drive slowly on campus. Do not multitask, text, or otherwise partake in distracting activities. Pay complete attention to students that could be stepping into traffic, or cars that may make quick lane changes as they are focused on finding their students, not on other vehicles. Obey all traffic laws coming in and out of both parking lots, and do not block any exit lanes or intersections at any time! Traffic is truly a group effort and any change can make a difference.
PEDESTRIANS always have the right-of-way
Use the crosswalks and sidewalks. Cars are not expecting people to be crossing other places. Remove headphones/earbuds, do not look down at your phone, and LOOK BOTH WAYS while crossing.
EVERYONE PLAYS A PART IN LESSENING THE TRAFFIC JAMS
We need to work together as a community - please consider one or more of these options:
- Skip the prime time: Arriving just 10 minutes earlier and picking up 10 minites later can make a huge difference. Workday Student Center is open before and after school for students should they need a place to be. We know to arrive early before a flight- why not do the same for school? Set up your student for a successful, stress free day with early arrival, time to walk to class and get settled. By the time students enter high school, they need to learn to be responsible for their own tardies and attendance anyway.
- Avoid the student lots: Drop off and pick up students at Los Cerros Middle School. We have heard that students enjoy the short walk along the trail to MV as use it as a time to transition into/out of school "mode." Students can also be dropped off at adjascent Oak Hill Park (and it's faster to get in/out of that parking lots for drivers), or a nearby church parking lot (St. Timothy’s, Rolling Hills, LDS). meet up with friends there and walk into school together. Sometimes students walking away from school is the fastest!
- Create a carpool: Save the environment, minimize cars on the road, and make new friends all at the same time!
- Encourage students to walk or ride a bike: We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful area and in a temperate climate! Our friends on the east coast are jealous. Take advantage!
HORSESHOE / BUS LOOP
The horseshoe driveway is used by buses before and after school and by students during school hours. WE NEED TO KEEP THIS AREA CLEAR AT ALL OTHER TIMES FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Any parking off the side areas of this driveway is for Admin and Staff. We ask that drivers consider another option for pick up and drop off (see above for ideas).
- The Monte Vista Horseshoe driveway is limited to bus traffic only during drop off and pick up.
- Horseshoe is closed midday for student safety during lunch and student support.
- After dropping off your students, vehicles should continue to move slowly through drop off zone allowing others to move in to drop off their students behind you.
- To keep traffic flowing, ALWAYS TURN RIGHT out of the Horseshoe. If you plan to drive west on Stone Valley, then you should use the light and the North Lot.
U-Turns ARE ILLEGAL
from the exit of the horseshoe to the entrance of the horseshoe
SOUTH LOT (STAFF/CARPOOLS/SENIORS) ROUNDABOUT
There is limited space to park in front of the gym. To keep the area moving, use a parking space to load students instead of an exit lane. Although we do not have police ticketing these behaviors, be aware we are all neighbors and need to work together to keep this area moving.
NORTH LOT ("JUNIOR LOT")
The bonus of using this lot is the signal - because cars may exit in BOTH the east and west directions. Cars waiting for students should pull all the way into a parking space instead of blocking the exit lanes and stopping the traffic flow.