Parking, Drop-Off, Pick-Up

  • Parking, Drop Off/Pick Up of students

    Together with the Citrus Heights Police Department, City Planning, and our district’s Operations Department, the Mariposa Avenue staff has worked diligently to provide for a safe and effective pick-up and drop-off of students. Please help us keep all students and community members safe by following a few simple guidelines and procedures:

    Drop off (before school):
    • Supervision of students does not begin until 7:25 am. Students should not be on campus prior to this time. We will call you to come supervise your child if he/she is here before 7:25 am. Breakfast is served from 7:25-7:50.
    • Until 7:25 am, students must congregate in the parking lot bench area ONLY. You may wait with your child in this area.
    • Students are PROHIBITED from being on the playground prior to 7:25 and at that time they are expected to participate in Walk & Talk (see below).
    • Teachers who are tutoring their students before school will walk out to the parking lot bench area to get them.
    • During rainy days, students go directly to their classrooms (or buddy classroom) at 7:25
    • Drop off students either at the parking lot or the drive through in the front of the school
    • Drivers should remain in the car - do not park or leave your car
    • Students should be ready to exit the car on the passenger side (curb side)
    • If the driver needs to exit the car, you should park in the designated parking lot
    • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in front of the school or in the drop off/pick up area of the parking lot.

    WALK 'N TALK
    Mariposa students will have two options upon 7:25 school arrival. They may either:
    • Sit on blue parking lot benches only, OR
    • Join "Walk 'n Talk"

    Walk 'n Talk is a new program where our student will walk playground perimeter with teacher leaders on duty. Each child that participates according to guidelines will earn an Eagle Buck for appropriate behavior in a common area. These bucks can then be used in the Eagle's Nest.

    We will begin this program on the first day of school.
     

    Pick-up (after school):

    • Parents of Kindergarten students ONLY (and siblings of kindergarten students) should use the drive through at the front of the school;
    • ALL other parents should use the drive through at the parking lot to pick up students;
    • If the driver needs to exit the car, you should park in the designated parking lot.
    • The tables will be used for students waiting for buses and parents – we ask that once the dismissal bell rings that the tables be available for student use; (please keep noise level down while school is still in session)
    • Buses and marked day care vans are the only vehicles allowed in the ‘bus zone’ (closest to the MP room).
    • Parents should wait for their child at the front of the school or by the parking lot tables. Please do not wait by the classroom doors or in the hallways for safety reasons.
    • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in front of the school or in the drop off/pick up area of the parking lot.

    KINDERGARTEN & PRE-SCHOOL
    • Parents of Pre-School and Kindergarten should park in the parking lot and walk their students to class.
    • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in front of the school or in the drop off/pick up area of the parking lot.
    • If you must pick up your child early from school, these rules apply. Please either park on the street or in the parking lot if you must leave your car.

    PARKING IN THE STREET:
    • If you must park on the street, please do not block our neighbors’ driveways; use the cross walks; do not call for your child to cross the street. WALK your child across the street.

    HANDICAPPED PARKING:
    • Please be aware that Citrus Heights Police Department may issue citations on school grounds. Handicap parking is available in the parking lot.
    • There is one area marked “handicap” in the front of the school. This is a drop off/pick up space only and its use is not exclusive to vehicles displaying the handicap placard.

    By following these guidelines, we will work together to keep our students safe. Thank you!
Last Modified on May 24, 2014