school busSchool Bus Transportation

Students have a variety of means for arriving at and leaving Mendoza School. Whether your child rides the bus, walks to school, or is riding with you, there are guidelines that all parents and students should keep in mind.

Arrival and Dismissal Guidelines

Students may not be on campus without adult supervision.  Since teachers report for their duty assignment at 8:10 a.m., please arrange your child's departure from home so that he/she does not arrive at school before 8:10.  Breakfast students, however, may arrive in the school cafeteria at 8:00.

All Mendoza students are expected to leave campus at dismissal time unless they are being cared for in an on-campus after-school program or have written permission from both parents and supervising staff member for a specific reason.

If a student is consistently on campus without supervision before or after school hours, parents/guardians will receive notification so that they may address the issue.

After-School Program Transportation

Parents are responsible for arranging transportation for students participating in after-school programs.  Failure to pick-up students may result in being "dropped" from after-school activities.

Bus Transportation

Students who live over one mile from Mendoza School, may have the privilege of riding the school bus to and from school.  There are district transportation policies for appropriate rider etiquette that must be followed.  Poor behavior will generate one warning.  Additional bus referrals will result in the loss of riding privileges.

Parking Lot Guidelines

Thank you for your assistance in making the parking lot a safer place for our students.

  • All student drop-off and pick-up will be in the drive-through at the front of the school.
  • Only staff cars and buses will be allowed in the west parking lot adjacent to Shepherd.

Bicycles, Rollerblades, and Scooters

The parents of Mendoza students may give their child permission to ride bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and scooters to school; however, we can assume no responsibility for these items.  If your child chooses any of these modes of transportation, the following rules will be enforced:

  • Park and lock bicycles and scooters in bike rack. 
  • Bicycles are not to be brought to school without a chain or lock.  We have had bicycles stolen from our bike compound.  To reduce risk, use a high-quality locking device and connect it securely.  Do not share locks.
  • Bicycles, rollerblades, and scooters are not to be ridden in the parking lot, on sidewalks or anywhere on school grounds at any time.
  • Infractions of these rules or other unsafe use of bikes, rollerblades, skateboards or scooters to and from school may mean the loss of these privileges.
  • We recommend that kindergartners through second graders do not use any of these modes of transportation to and from school.