Important Traffic and Parking Information
All students who are dropped off and picked up by parents follow the pre-designated maps.
Remember that traffic really backs up all along Elvas from 7:30 to 8:00am, so leave yourself plenty of time to get to campus. There will be extra traffic back ups due to Highway 50 traffic repairs. Give yourself extra time.
During the first two weeks of school, pick up is very crowded and can take as much as 20-30 extra minutes. If your student doesn’t need to be picked up right at 3:00pm, waiting even 15 to 20 minutes will ease congestion and make all traffic flow smoother.
M Street and surrounding neighborhood streets are off limits and are not for drop off or pick up (except next to St. Mary for those with siblings there). You may only enter and exit through the M Street side gate by the portables if you are walking or riding your bike. Bikes should be locked and stored inside campus at one of the various bike rack sites. Gates close at the start of school each day and cannot be opened. Students coming after the start of the day will have to walk/bike around on the Elvas sidewalk to the main office entrance.
St. Francis is a closed campus during the school day. Once on campus, students may not leave campus without an early dismissal pass or a pre-phone call by parents to the attendance line.
Mandatory campus events, such as rallies, assemblies, masses, prayer services etc., are part of the unique experience of St. Francis and have mandatory attendance for all students at all times. Failure to attend mandatory events on campus will initiate progressive discipline or loss of privileges.