Parking, Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Sonoma Charter School is impacted by the fact that our small school is right in the middle of a neighborhood, thus parking is very limited. We have a staff parking lot that is reserved for staff – please don’t park there during the school day. When parking in the neighborhood, please be respectful of our neighbors’ homes; do not obstruct driveways and entrances to their properties. We appreciate your help on this!

We have 231 children in our school, so be aware how this translates into the number of vehicles that come on and off our campus at the beginning and ending of the school day. If possible, arrange carpools with other families. If you want help arranging this, speak to us in the office.

Please remember that between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. in the morning and 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. in the afternoon there is no parking in the drop off/pick up zone. If you need to park during these times, please park off campus.

Drop Off/Loading and Pick-up Zone 

Our driveway accommodates one-way traffic, please follow the flow of traffic and keep your speed to 5 mph or less. Vehicles need to enter through the driveway at the far end of the school. Vehicles should exit from the driveway near Vailetti and STOP before exiting campus.

Vehicles should pull up adjacent to the drop off zone to pick up or drop off students. This is single lane traffic only, on the right side of driveway.  Do not create another lane on left side and drop your children off in the middle of the driveway!  Load and unload students as quickly as possible to keep the backup of cars to a minimum. If you need to have a conversation with one of our staff, please park off campus and come back to resume the conversation.

Sidewalks 

Students and parents must use the crosswalks at all times. Do not walk through the parking lot.

Speed Limit 

Please keep your speed in the drop off/pick up zone below 5 mph. All neighborhood streets have a speed limit of 25 mph.

Driving on Field Trips 

Please park on Cedar Avenue or Casabella if you are driving on a field trip. Students and adults must use the crosswalk to access cars.

Parking

The large parking area is reserved for STAFF ONLY. During any time other than drop off/pick up, parking is allowed in the drop off/pick up zone.

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