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Student parking (2016-17)

We are now offering yearly parking permits.

Parking at Guilderland High School is a privilege. Parking applicants must read and agree to all of the terms and conditions outlined below. Failure to follow the terms and conditions may result in the loss of parking privileges and possible further disciplinary actions.

*Updated August 2016
Student Parking Guidelines (PDF)

Registration of vehicles may be made in the West Office before 1 p.m. the day BEFORE a grade 11 or 12 student wishes to drive. The registration fee--$50/year, $25/second semester only--should be paid by check. Make checks payable to "Guilderland High School". A waiting list will be established if more than 300 students apply for parking privileges.

Emergency permission must be obtained through the West Office the school day prior to a student attempting to park on campus. Students must bring a signed letter from a parent or guardian requesting the permit and include a photocopy of the vehicle’s current registration and insurance card. Any student parking on campus without displaying a current parking permit or temporary permit will be subject to disciplinary consequences, including, but not limited to, the possibility of the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense

Students are expected to adhere to all NYS Department of Motor Vehicles laws pertaining to the operation of vehicles while at Guilderland High School. Failure to do so will result in the loss of permission to operate a vehicle on school property, citations, disciplinary consequences and/or vehicle impoundment. These guidelines have been developed to maintain the safe and orderly flow of traffic on the Guilderland High School campus.

Students who park illegally in designated handicapped parking spots or in a fire lane may be ticketed by the Guilderland Police Department in addition to the disciplinary steps above.

Tickets and impoundment are only approved and requested by the building principal or his/her designee (when principal is out of the building). Students are responsible for all fees involved with ticketing and impoundment.

The school is not responsible or liable for any damage to, or loss of vehicle or personal property. Students will keep their vehicles locked at all times while parked on campus.

GHS Student Parking Guidelines

Rules have been established to promote and maintain a safe environment for all. Students are expected to adhere to all NYS Department of Motor Vehicles laws pertaining to the operation of vehicles while at Guilderland High School. Failure to do so will result in the loss of permission to operate a vehicle on school property, citations, disciplinary consequences and/or vehicle impoundment.

1. To receive a parking permit for the semester, each student must submit the following materials to be retained by the Office until destroyed at the conclusion of the semester:

A Student Parking Application and Agreement Form (PDF) signed by both parent/guardian and the student

A copy of his/her current valid NYS driver’s license

A copy of the valid vehicle registration

A copy of the current valid car insurance identification card (please check the dates on the card!)

Payment in the amount of $50 made payable to "Guilderland High School"

Applications will not be accepted if they are not fully complete, are not accompanied by all four valid documents, and/or full payment is not submitted. Please check the expiration date on your insurance card before you apply.  Permits will be issued out of the school store, and students can register September 7-23, 2016.

2. All student vehicles on campus must possess a current parking permit, and clearly display it. The permit must be displayed so that it is visible at all times. All parking permits will be numbered in order to identify student vehicles.

3. Students will not be allowed to go to their cars during the school day without administrative approval. If approval is given, the student must present his/her pass to the monitor on duty at either the main or new gym entrances before exiting the building and must re-enter through that same entrance. Any student who fails to follow this procedure will result in disciplinary consequences.

4. Temporary permits may be granted on an individual basis for severe family hardship and will be offered at the discretion of the administrator in charge of parking. Parents and students must notify the administrator in charge of parking prior to bringing the vehicle to school. A temporary permit will be issued once it is verified and approved by the administration.

5. School officials have the right to search a student’s vehicle while it is on campus, if they have reason to believe that it may contain anything that may endanger students and/or school personnel.

6. The following rules apply for maintaining your parking privileges:
        - No tardiness to classes or study hall
       
- No driving recklessly or exceeding the speed limit on campus
       
- No driving off campus without permission
       
- No dropping students in areas not designated for this purpose
       
- No parking in faculty lots
       
- No passing a school bus while its flashers are engaged
       
- No parking in fire lanes or designated handicapped spots

7. A progressive disciplinary approach will be used when dealing with students who do not adhere to the school’s expectations and parking regulations. Violators will be required to meet with their assistant principal. The following steps may be taken if a student violates the parking guidelines:

 parking disciplinary chart

Failure to serve your assigned detention or other disciplinary consequences for any of the above offenses will result in an immediate 30 day suspension of parking privileges.

 

*Please note the documents above require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to download and print. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat on your computer you can get a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

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