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Parking and Traffic



All students and staff members who park on campus must have a current, valid parking permit. Students may not park in spaces reserved for Visitors or Staff.


Beginning August 22, 2022, citations will be issued to illegally parked cars or cars without permits. 



Map of Parking Lots


CLICK HERE: Parking Permit Information for 2022-23

MVHS Parking passes are now available for purchase, to students who are Juniors and Seniors in 2022-2023. 
  • All SRVUSD students are required to attend a Start Smart Class in order to acquire a parking pass on campus.
    Students must attend this class with at least one parent / guardian in order to be eligible for a school parking permit. The program will be held in person at one of our local high school theaters, presented by a CHP Officer. Students must use their student Gmail account to access the sign-up form. Non-SRVUSD emails will not have access to the form.
    Note: The presentation contains graphic “accident” images, which are unsuitable for children under 15 years old.
  • Carpool permits for MVHS are NOT being issued this year. 
  • We have closed off the parking lot by off the horseshoe to all drop-off traffic. ONLY VEHICLES DISPLAYING A CURRENT STAFF PARKING PASS will be allowed to enter this area. This is not a visitor parking area or drop off zone.  
  • Visitor parking spots are located in the front 2 rows of the lot by the large gym.  
  • To park, students and visitors should enter the school at the signal.  
  • Additionally, parents and students should not be using the fire lane blocking the exit lane(s). This fire lane is meant for emergency vehicles and quick exit of traffic from the lot.  


Fire Lanes Must Be Clear At All Times!

Not to be used for pick-up, drop off or parking.

This is considered a civil code violation.



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. 


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!


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.   

from the exit of the horseshoe to the entrance of the horseshoe



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. 


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.