PARKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR ARE OPEN

Students requesting a parking perrmit privilege are expected to have a good attendance record (attend school regularly, be on time to classes and school, and no class cutting), good discipline record and a minimum 2.0 GPA for the most recent marking period. 

 

 

There is currently a waiting list for parking permits so there is no guarantee that a permit can be issued this school year. 

 

Click here to submit an application.  Please remember to use Google Chrome - you may need to log in with your school Gmail address.  Your login is your network login which is usually the first letters of your first, middle and last name and the last four digits of your student id followed by @instruction.smcps.org.  Access your email by copying and pasting this address into your browser http://www.smcps.org/dss/its/student-google-accounts

 

Questions?  Please email Mrs. Molen at lpmolen@smcps.org.  It is better to email as we are prepping for the start of a new school year.  Emails will be answered within 24 hours Monday - Friday morning.

 

St. Mary’s County Public Schools

CHOPTICON HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT PARKING REGULATIONS SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019

Driving to school is a privilege, not a right (buses are available for all students within the SMCPS attendance zone.) To be eligible to purchase a parking permit, students must settle outstanding fines and meet student parking guidelines. A valid driver’s license is required before your request for a school parking permit will be reviewed. Students may apply and be granted permission to drive and park a car in the school parking lot. Student cars parked on school premises are subject to search and seizure. SMCPS is not responsible for the vehicle and/or its contents.

v Parking on school grounds during school hours is BY PERMIT ONLY. Students applying for a permit must meet all other parking requirements.

v The parking permit must be hung from the inside rearview mirror and clearly visible. Repeated citations for failure to display permit will result in a $25 school fine.  

v Student parking is RESTRICTED solely to Lot A and Lot B in the student's assigned space. Students will park in their assigned lot and space. Students are not permitted to park in any areas designated for staff or visitor parking.

v Once a vehicle is parked; it is to be locked until after the driver’s last class. Any student entering or driving a vehicle without permission during the school day (including lunch time) may be subject to a discipline referral and may lose the parking permit. Students who are unlawfully absent from a class (cutting/skipping) or who transports other students who are unlawfully absent from school/class may lose their parking privileges for the school year.

v Reasonable care and observance of safe driving practices will be expected on campus grounds and at other St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Reckless driving, squealing tires, and any other unsafe driving behavior will not be permitted. Violation may result in loss of parking privileges. Drivers are expected to stop at crosswalks to allow the safe passage of pedestrians.

v PARKING SIGNS AND REGULATIONS MUST BE OBSERVED. At a minimum, initial violations will result in a warning sticker. Any further violations may result in ticketing/fines.

v Accidents, thefts and/or vandalisms involving parked vehicles on campus must be reported immediately.

v Chopticon High School will charge a $50.00 fee to each student who qualifies for a parking permit. If a parking permit is suspended or revoked, the fee is not refundable.

v The parking permit is non-transferable to other students.

v Loss of a permit for ANY REASON will result in a replacement charge of $25.00, payable when the replacement permit is issued.

v Failure to obey the direction of school staff while in or operating a vehicle will result in the loss of driving privileges and the parking permit.

SPEED LIMIT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY IS 15 MILES PER HOUR AT ALL TIMES!

 

Chopticon High School PARKING INFRACTION LIST

Committing any one of the following infractions may cause you to lose your parking permit:

v Falling below a 2.0 GPA

v Must be passing all classes

v Being absent (unlawful absence) more than four days per marking period (total 15 for school year)

v Cutting a class and/or being tardy to class or school more than three times in a marking period.

v Receiving more than two discipline referrals in the school year

v Transferring your parking permit to a different car or person - or making any other attempt to deceive in a parking matter

v Allowing another student to drive your car on campus

v Going to the parking lot during school hours without a pass from the grade level administrator or main office. (Athletes may not move their cars from one lot to another until after 3:00 p.m.)

v Exceeding the 15 mph campus speed limit or violating other campus driving/parking regulations

v Leaving campus without permission before your dismissal time (this includes during One Hour

             Lunch)

v Transporting another student off campus before his/her dismissal time

v Causing an accident or committing theft or vandalism on campus

v Being involved - or allowing your passenger to be involved - in “horseplay” on the parking lot including, but not limited to, unnecessary noisemaking (horn blowing, yelling), hanging out of car, passengers on outside of car, driving on surfaces other than driveways. You are responsible for your passengers’ actions/behaviors.

v Chopticon High School administration reserves the right to revoke your parking permit for infractions other than those specifically stated.

SPEED LIMIT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY IS 15 MILES PER HOUR AT ALL TIMES!