Driving and Vehicles
Student Pick-up / Drop off & Parking
In an effort to increase staff and student safety on the campus of Mount Si High School, as well as traffic congestion on surface streets, student pick-up and drop-off is only conducted at the student dropoff area marked with the red stars. Parents dropping off or picking up a student with a physical disability can utilize the designated visitor parking spaces in front of the school. Thanks for helping us minimize congestion and maximize student safety by not using the bus loop, student parking lot, or surface streets in front of or adjacent to the school as a drop-off/pick-up area before and after school.
Driving / Parking Regulations for MSHS
It is a privilege for MSHS students to operate and park a motor vehicle on campus. By issuing a permit, SVSD and/or MSHS does not assume liability for any property damage to any private vehicle parked on its property. Due to limited parking spaces, MSHS students are encouraged to use district-provided transportation or carpool with fellow students. To support safety and security on campus, students driving vehicles to MSHS will follow these principles:
***NEW*** For the 2023-2024 school year, parking will be open to any student with a permit, on a first come first serve basis. Any student who completes the application will be issued a permit. It is up to the student to arrive in time to secure a parking spot in our approved student lots.
Each driver must complete and submit the MSHS Parking Permit Google Form, providing all required documentation or they will not be considered for a parking permit.
Provide a copy of a current, valid drivers license
Proof of insurance
A signed MSHS Student Driving & Parking Consent Form
Have all fines and fees cleared.
(Completing a Parking Application Form in anticipation of getting a license sometime during the year is not allowed. Parking application should be completed once the student has earned their license and we will issue parking permits on a rolling basis.)
Vehicles must properly display a valid MSHS parking permit in the front windshield in clear view. If more than one vehicle is registered, it is the student's responsibility to transfer parking permits between the vehicles. Replacements for lost or stolen permits will cost $30.
The school district/school is not responsible for your automobile, its contents, or damage to private vehicles either on or off school property. The school district/school is also not responsible for theft or vandalism that may occur to a vehicle while parked on our lot or in the vicinity of the school.
The speed limit is 10mph on all school premises. Entrances, exits, and directional markings are to be followed at all times. Inappropriate driving will result in a ticket/fine, discipline or loss of parking privileges.
Students are not to be in any of the parking areas except for coming to and leaving from school. Automobiles are not to be used for storage during the school day. Students who are found in the parking lot or loitering in their vehicle during the school day are subject to discipline. Students who have a legitimate need to return to their vehicles during the school day will check in with an administrator and obtain permission.
Students are expected to keep the parking areas clear of litter and to use garbage cans around campus as needed.
MSHS administration have the authority to conduct a search of student vehicles when they determine to have "reasonable suspicion" that a student is in possession of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, or any other item that students are not allowed to have at school. Policy #3230/3230P
Reproducing parking permits will result in student discipline and immediate loss of parking privileges.
Tickets: Students who park onsite without a permit will be ticketed. Students whoa re in restricted areas will be ticketed. Students who register multiple vehicles but fails to transfer parking permits between vehicles will be ticketed.
1st offense: $20
2nd offense: $40
3rd or More offenses: $60 and/or disciplinary action and/or loss of MSHS parking privilege.
Off Campus Parking Considerations
In support of Wildcat spirit and maintaining good relationships with our campus neighbors, students are discouraged from parking within residential areas surrounding Mount Si High School. However, after the student lots are full, students may need to find parking in an area not controlled by the district. In these instances, we invite students to understand and follow state laws and city municipal codes:
Avoid parking within 5 feet of driveways
Avoid parking within 6 feet of mailboxes
Avoid parking within 30 feet of a stop sign
Avoid parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
Avoid parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk
Wheels must be within 12 inches of the curb
Students who fail to follow city parking laws are subject to traffic citations by Snoqualmie Valley Police Department.
In addition to local and state parking laws, we encourage students to:
Be considerate of the vehicle/music noise you may be generating in non-school areas
Be thoughtful by refraining from littering
Be mindful of posted speed limits and practice courteous driving habits
Be vigilant in watching for small children and pedestrians - driving slowly allows you to stop quickly
Be aware that on specific days, garbage collection may reduce the amount of curbside parking - moving residents’ garbage collection containers would be inappropriate
Be courteous by keeping your vehicle clear from driveways, crosswalks, mailboxes, etc.