Carpool and Bus Routes

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BUSES – ROUTES/DROP-OFF/PICK-UP INFORMATION:

View Mata bus routes for the 2017-18 school year here.

  • Buses will drop-off students at the main entrance off of the East Grand Service Road in the mornings. Buses will pick students up at the horseshoe entrance along La Vista near the flagpole at afternoon dismissal. Staff members are assigned to that location to assist with boarding and to record daily attendance as students board the buses.

 MORNING CARPOOL DROP-OFF MAP:

PLEASE READ IMPORTANT CARPOOL DROP-OFF INFORMATION BELOW:

CAR LINE ETIQUETTE:

1. There is a line and a process. Please wait patiently in the line and know that we all have the same goal of getting you child into the school safely in the mornings. 

2. Buckle your child on the passenger side of the back seat. This eliminates staff from having to walk around into the line of traffic.

3. Have backpacks and lunchboxes ready to go! 

4. Please do not use your phone while in the school zone. It’s the law!

5. If your child is having a bad morning and not wanting to get out of the car you will be asked to go park so that we can keep the line moving.

6. Say your “good-byes” and “have a good days” as your car is approaching the front of the line. Then you can simply wave, smile and drive off into your day.

  • Students are tardy at 7:45 a.m. Please note that there are two drop-off locations in the morning: the main entrance off of the East Grand Service Road, and the horseshoe along La Vista near the flagpole. Mata staff are available to assist children out of their cars at the main entrance drop-off. A staff member also will be stationed on the sidewalk by the rocks to assist with monitoring of children walking to the entrance. Parents who want to walk up their child to school should park along La Vista.
  • It is most helpful (and safest) if you are going through the carpool line to have your child seated on the right side of the car with backpacks zipped and ready. There are several people outside each morning assisting your child with getting out of the car and entering the building.
  • Please note that there are “no parking” signs installed along the East Grand Service Road. Please do not park and cross the street as it presents a major safety concern and creates congestion.
  • There is also a “no right turn” sign. Please make sure that you turn to the left and go under the bridge after you have dropped off on this side of the building.
  • We cannot direct traffic in the street, so please abide to the traffic guidelines to ensure a timely drop off. Remember that mobile devices are not permitted while driving in school zones.
  • If available, please take advantage of bus routes in order to cut down on the amount of traffic.
  • Primary (Pre-K and kindergarten) students report to the cafeteria. Lower Elementary (first- through third-grade) students report to the gym. Teachers pick up classes at 7:35 for breakfast in the classroom and morning routines.

AFTERNOON CARPOOL DISMISSAL MAP:

PLEASE READ IMPORTANT CARPOOL PICK-UP INFORMATION BELOW:

  • Dismissal is at 2:56 p.m. Please note that there are two pick-up locations in the afternoon: the main entrance off of the East Grand Service Road (Primary students and their Primary, Lower El, and Upper El siblings), and at the parking lot located behind the school off of La Vista (Lower El and Upper El students only). Mata staff are available to assist children into their cars at both pick-up locations.
  • Buses will pick students up at the horseshoe entrance along La Vista near the flagpole. Staff members are assigned to that location to assist with boarding and to record daily attendance as students board the buses.
  • Parents who want to walk up and meet their child at pick-up should park along La Vista.
  • There are several people outside each afternoon assisting your child with getting into the car.
  • Please have your sign visible with your child’s name and teacher’s name neatly written.
  • Remember that staff members are assisting with monitoring the safety of all students. They will not be able to engage in parent conferences during the pickup line.
  • Parents will not be able to pull students out of line when they are exiting the building. All students will be released from the dismissal area.
  • Please note that there are “no parking” signs installed along the East Grand Service Road. Please do not park and cross the street as it presents a major safety concern and creates congestion.
  • There is a “no right turn” sign. Please make sure that you turn to the left and go under the bridge after you have picked up on this side of the building.
  • We cannot direct traffic in the street, so please abide to the traffic guidelines to ensure a timely pick up. Remember that mobile devices are not permitted while driving in school zones.
  • If available, please take advantage of bus routes in order to cut down on the amount of traffic.