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Drop-Off & Pick-Up

We have been working with the City of Pleasanton to improve safety associated with the drop-off and pick-up of students at Valley View Elementary School. Our joint efforts are part of “Rides to School,” the Pleasanton School Traffic Calming Program. The following procedures will go into effect the first day of school.

The primary unloading/loading area is within the parking lot; refer to the circulation map located on the back. Staff and traffic monitors will be available at the beginning of the school year to orient new parents to the operation. Vehicles enter the loop from the southern driveway located on Adams Way.

The drop-off area consists of two lanes at the entrance, with a third lane added shortly after. The lane closest to the center parking area is used to leave the parking lot area only and is posted “no stopping.” The center lane is used to access available curbside loading area. The curb lane is the only lane that should be used for loading and unloading. Students should never unload from the middle lane.

  • After entering the driveway, vehicles continue around the loop in the center lane to an available curbside loading area. Staff/parent volunteers will help direct vehicles to an available space as it is often difficult to know if space exists further up the loading area.
  • Parents are asked to stay in the vehicle to reduce the time occupying the loading area.
  • After unloading or loading of passengers, vehicles are to pull out into the “no stopping” lane and exit the loop. Two lanes exist at the egress of the loop. During school drop off and pick up hours, vehicles are to make right turns out of the loop only.
  • School visitors are to adhere to all posted turn and parking restrictions at all times. The back parking lot is designated for staff only.

Please remember that although your child is safely inside the school or in the vehicle, many other students are still walking around and cautious driving is needed at all times. We will be monitoring these procedures to evaluate their effectiveness in reducing traffic congestion while ensuring optimum safety for our students. Thank you for your cooperation and please drive safely!

Be active and stay healthy... Walk & Roll to School!

Pooling to school helps reduce traffic and improve air quality plus it can help families save time. Not to mention, it's a great way to strengthen your school community with classmates and friends walking, biking or carpooling together! Get together with your friends and neighbors and POOL TO SCHOOL!

Walking or biking to school for the first time or need some helpful safety tips? Visit the City of Pleasanton’s Rides to School website, under “Walking & Biking” for helpful tips on how to get to school in a safe manner. International Walk to School Day is coming in October... start walking and rolling today!