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Update to drop off/pick up around LAHS

Update to drop off/pick up around LAHS

In order to prevent cars crossing over bike and pedestrian pathways, the following safety rules must be followed:
 
  • There is NO STOPPING on Almond Avenue in front of Los Altos High School. New city signage emphasizes that it is NOT PERMITTED TO DROP OFF OR PICK UP students on Almond Ave because doing so blocks bike and pedestrian pathways.
  • The student parking lot and the administration parking lot are CLOSED to drop off and pick up during school hours 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m because entering the lots crosses bike and pedestrian pathways.
  • Due to construction, the U pass-through off of Almond in front of the library is closed for dropoff and pickup. It is currently used for bike parking.
  • Due to construction, the only entrance to campus from Jardin is at the far west end of the campus, near the baseball field. Students may be dropped off in this area.
 
Safe and healthy transportation to LAHS

Safe and healthy transportation to LAHS

CLICK HERE for suggested routes to school for pedestrians and bike/boarders
CLICK HERE for a brochure on bike, board and pedestrian safety. 
 
Suggestions for getting to school on time, and safely:
 
  • WALK and follow all pedestrian safety rules.
  • BIKE and follow all traffic rules, including wearing a helmet and locking your bike.
  • DROPOFF/PICKUP: Families should drop students off on side streets, such as Alicia and Valencia east and west of the campus and Gordon to the south. (See below about prohibitions and limitations on Almond and Jardin.)
  • TURN OFF YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE when waiting to pick-up students, even if only waiting thirty seconds or more.  Vehicle exhaust is linked to increased health risks and is wasteful of energy.
  • Students who drive a car to school must have a permit to park in student parking on campus. Students may park on Jardin without a permit. Note “No Parking” signage on streets around campus.