STUDENT PARKING RULES 2022-2023
We will begin the Parking Application Process Monday, August 1st.
Student parking is a privilege. All vehicles on school property during the school day MUST display a current, valid parking permit. For the 2022-2023 school year, OPHS parking permits will be issued to students who are able to drive to school on a daily basis to alleviate congestion on school buses.
Applications for student parking permits should be completed on-line in the parent portal. ONLY the parent/guardian can complete this in their Parent Portal account. There is currently NO charge for student parking. However, students MUST complete the entire application process to receive a current, valid permit.
Student Parking Privileges are reserved for Seniors and Juniors ONLY. Sophomores, even if they are of age and have a NYS Drivers License, are NOT permitted to drive to school under any circumstances.
Below is the initial application process we would like you to follow:
There is no fee for student parking for the 2022-2023 school year. The Google Classroom will open on August 22:
I am a senior or junior and currently have a NYS Drivers License and plan on driving to school:
- Go to the PARENT portal and completely fill out the parking application.
- Join the OPHS Student Parking Google Classroom which will open on August 22: Code is: yurv5s3 (This is Mandatory)
- Join the REMIND ALERT SYSTEM. (This is Mandatory) Information is in the Google Classroom.
- Pay attention to the alerts and emails from the Student Parking Google Classroom.
- Beginning August 22nd, you will be able to watch the Parking Orientation video in EdPuzzle. This will be a slightly different video than last year, so EVERYONE will have to watch the video. You will have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59 pm in order to watch the orientation video. This will not be available after September 30th.
- Pay attention to alerts and emails as to when permits will be distributed after school.
I am a senior or junior and currently do not have a NYS Drivers' License but plan on driving to school at some point during the school year (Even if it’s not until the spring time):
- Join the OPHS Student Parking Google Classroom which will open on August 22:. Code is: yurv5s3 (This is Mandatory)
- Join the REMIND ALERT SYSTEM. (This is Mandatory) Information is in the Google Classroom.
- Starting August 22nd, you will be able to watch the Parking Orientation video in EdPuzzle. This will be a slightly different video than last year, so EVERYONE will have to watch the video. You will have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59 pm in order to watch the orientation video. This will not be available after September 30th and you will not be able to drive to school if or when you do receive your drivers license.
- Now all you have to do is wait until you get your NYS drivers license and then you can apply for a permit in the PARENT portal.
I am a senior or junior and do not plan to drive to school at all this school year.
We, in the student activities office, strongly encourage all seniors and juniors to at least log into the Google Classroom which will open on August 22: (Code:yurv5s3) and watch the orientation video in EdPuzzle between the dates of August 22nd and September 30th.
Every school year, students try to apply for a parking permit later in the year due to a family emergency, parent's careers change and they can no longer drive their students to school, or because they were given a vehicle by a family member who no longer needs it. We cannot issue permits, even temporary permits, to students who have not watched the orientation video. Inevitably, we get a number of students and/or parents not happy with us. No, we cannot make you watch the orientation video. We are highly encouraging all seniors and juniors to at least join the Parking Google Classroom and watch the orientation video by September 30th.
PARKING ORIENTATION VIDEO: IMPORTANT
The parking orientation video will be available in EdPuzzle from Monday, August 22nd to Friday, September 30th. You will not be able to view the video after September 30th. Anyone planning on driving to school during the 2022-2023 school year must join the parking Google Classroom and view the video in September. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Juniors and Seniors will be reminded at their opening day assemblies.
REMIND ALERT CODES: ALL STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP FOR THE TEXT ALERT SYSTEM. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE ALERT SYSTEM WILL LOSE PARKING PRIVILEGES.
The alert group is alphabetical and based on the first initial of your LAST name. Text the following to 81010
Last Name Code
A through F = @f8k3he
G through M = @d6e2ac
N through S = @fdk292
T through Z = @b6e6kk
PARKING PERMIT DISTRIBUTION:
Once the application process has been completed, the student will allow at least 2 school-days to receive their parking permit. Upon receiving their permit, they MUST produce their current Student I.D. Card and their valid NYS drivers license.
(In the beginning of the year, there will be designated times for students to receive and pick up their parking permits after school. After the initial distribution, students can pick up their permits in the Baker foyer before school between 7:00 am and 7:15 am)
ORCHARD PARK HIGH SCHOOL PARKING RULES
- Number of Permits: There will be a limit of 2 permits issued to each student.
- Where to Park: Seniors with a valid parking permit may park in the Senior/Baker Road lot during school hours. Juniors with a valid parking permit may park in the Junior/Stadium lot on Freeman Road. Juniors may park in the Senior/Baker Rd. after 2 pm daily and during exam weeks in January and June.
*Students may ONLY park in the Freeman/Faculty lot after 4 pm on school days.
*Parking in the church lot across the street on Baker Road is strictly prohibited. Students who park in the church lot without the permission of the Bishop will automatically receive a disciplinary referral and will lose all parking privileges or future parking privileges on campus.
- Who: Students may only drive vehicles that are registered to them. Siblings, friends, boyfriends, or girlfriends may not drive a vehicle that is not registered to them.
- Where To Pick Up My Permit: You will receive your permit from the Co-Coordinator of Student Activities in the Baker Foyer BEFORE school (Usually between 7:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.) Please allow at least 48 hours for your application to be processed.
- Driving or Parking in the Freeman, Faculty Lot: Students may NEVER DRIVE or PARK in the faculty lot between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm on school days. Students caught parking or driving in the faculty lot during these times will lose parking privileges and receive a disciplinary referral.
- Loitering In the Parking Lots: Loitering in the school parking lots before, during, and after school is strictly prohibited.
- Vehicle Searches: Any vehicle parked on school grounds is subject to search by the High School Principal or his designee at any time.
- Vehicle Security & Accidents: Students should lock their vehicles. The school district is NOT responsible for lost or stolen contents in vehicles. If an accident occurs on school property, students should notify the coordinator/adviser of student parking, a principal, school resource officer, or indoor/outdoor monitor. Students should exchange insurance information and parent/guardian phone numbers. OPHS will not mitigate claims between insurance companies. If a student hits a parked, unoccupied vehicle in any way, it is expected that he or she report the incident immediately to the coordinator/adviser of student parking, a principal, school resource officer, or indoor/outdoor monitor. Failure to do so will result in a loss of parking privileges and a disciplinary referral.
- Handicapped Zones: Students may NOT park in the Handicapped (BLUE) Parking Zones without a valid permit issued by the House Principal in charge of Student Activities. See the parking coordinator/adviser for information.
- Baker Lot White Zones: Students may NOT park in the Visitor (WHITE) Parking Zones at ANY TIME before 2pm. These zones are designated for faculty who choose to park in the Baker lot, as well as visitors to OPHS.
- Yellow Parking Zones: Students may park their vehicles in the designated (YELLOW) student parking zones. Students may not park their vehicles outside of the designated parking zones. Students MAY NOT double park their vehicles.
- Parking Orientation Meeting: Students must watch the parking orientation EdPuzzle video and answer the questions as you watch the video. Students must have 80% proficiency in order to receive their parking permit.
- Adding or Replacing a Vehicle: If a student wishes to add or replace a vehicle they may do so via the parent portal. Add or replace the necessary information of the vehicle and print the form. Circle the information of the vehicle you are replacing or adding.
- Transfer of Permits Between Students: TRANSFER OF PARKING PERMITS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. All parties involved will lose their parking privileges and will receive a disciplinary referral.
- Parking Lot Conditions: Students are responsible for the condition of the parking areas. All refuse should be deposited in the appropriate trash receptacles. Students observed littering will receive a disciplinary referral.
- Parking Without a Current, Valid Permit: Students who park on school property without a current, valid permit may receive a disciplinary warning. Any subsequent violation may result in a disciplinary referral. If a student does not already have a current, valid parking permit (on another vehicle), the Student Activities office reserves the right to hold or delay issuance of a parking permit up to 10 weeks upon receipt of the completed parking application.
- Temporary Parking Permits: Temporary parking permits are only given to students who are already vested in the parking program. Meaning: If you do not have a current, valid parking permit registered with OPHS, you will not be issued a temporary parking permit. Temporary permits can be issued to registered students if their registered vehicle is not available to them on that day or a short period of time. (This could be due to a vehicle in the shop or a family member has taken their registered vehicle or they are in the process of changing registered vehicles)
- Traffic Laws and Rules: The maximum speed limit is 15 mph on campus. Violations for excessive speed may result in a disciplinary referral and/or loss of parking privileges. Pedestrians and school district vehicles will have the right of way at all times on campus.
- Disciplinary Action & Parking: Students may lose parking privileges due to other disciplinary infractions.
- Remind Text Alert System: All students who have parking privileges must subscribe to the Remind Text alert system. We use this system to notify students for emergency purposes ONLY.
READ THIS CAREFULLY:
- The 1st violation of the parking rules will initially have a violation tag adhered to their vehicle and the loss of their parking privileges for a minimum of 10 weeks.
- For any subsequent violation a second violation tag adhered to the vehicle and the loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the school year at the discretion of the parking coordinator/adviser or Administrator of Student Activities.
- Each violation after the 2nd offense will result in the immediate towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense and a disciplinary referral.
- Reckless driving will not be tolerated. Students driving on campus in a reckless manner or found cutting through parking spaces to make a faster exit will lose their parking privileges immediately and/or receive a disciplinary referral.
STUDENTS MAY NOT DRIVE OR PARK IN THE FREEMAN ROAD FACULTY PARKING LOT FOR ANY REASON FROM 7:00 AM. TO 4:00 PM. VIOLATIONS OF THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF PARKING PRIVILEGES AND/OR A DISCIPLINARY REFERRAL. THIS RULE ALSO APPLIES DURING JANUARY AND JUNE FINAL/MIDTERM EXAM WEEKS.
- The OPHS Administration reserves the right to change or modify all or any parking rules at their discretion.