Transportation and Parking Alternatives for Students:
Carpool Options and the New Laws:
While current laws place restrictions on minors transporting other minors, there are exceptions. California Vehicle Code allows exceptions when related to schooling or a school-authorized activity and the other minor transported is an immediate family member/sibling. Please visit the DMV website for more details.
It is the mission of the FCUSD Transportation Services Department to provide for students, staff and community of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District the safest and most reliable means of transportation. Routes and time schedules are posted on the Transportation website at: www.fcusd.org/transportation.
Parking is now restricted in some areas around the school. For those community spaces that are not restricted, we highly recommend that students park at this location appropriately and be good citizens by driving slowly, keeping the noise down, and not littering. While there are two-hour time limit parking zones on many nearby residential streets, special events or games that fall outside of the school day (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) window are not subject to the two-hour time limit.
Walking and Biking:
Vista encourages students to lead healthy lifestyles that include walking and biking. There are two bike racks for Vista students, one near the Wrestling Room and one near the Library. Students need to bring their own bike locks. Vista is also considering installing a skateboard lock rack, should there be enough interest.
We understand the challenges our parking situation poses to students and families. We are grateful for your patience and partnership.
2023-2024 Parking Permit Information
Vista del Lago High School will begin selling parking permits on Arena Day, August 4th, 2023. For the 2023-24 school year, we will be selling parking permits by TERM and will be available on a first come, first served basis for SENIORS. Seniors may purchase parking permits for the Fall Term on Arena Day, during their designated time. Juniors will be able to enter a lottery for the remaining parking permits during the second week of school. Lottery information will be emailed out to families during the week of August 8th. Spring Term parking permits will follow a similar process beginning in December 2023.
Only 420 regular parking permits will be sold for the Fall Term. A parking permit does not guarantee a parking space; it only grants a right to park on campus. Students with late arrival are not guaranteed a space. Only ONE Parking Permit per household will be issued. With more drivers than parking spaces, we highly encourage students to carpool and find alternative methods to get to school, including walking, biking and public transportation.
All vehicles must have a valid parking permit to park on school grounds. To apply for a parking permit, the student must provide a valid California driver’s license, complete the online application form, and provide payment. Students who are missing signatures or information will not be issued a permit until the application is complete. The cost is $10 for an individual permit. There is a $45 fee to replace lost permits so please keep your vehicle locked and keep track of this permit if removed from your car.
Vehicles with individual permits may park in the student lot in front of the main gym. One permit will be issued that is transferable between registered vehicles. Vehicles must have their parking permit visible at ALL times.
Any damage occurring to a vehicle while parked on campus should be addressed to the Folsom Police Department. Please read the campus rules and policies carefully. Parking permits may be revoked without refund if students do not adhere to contract conditions and/or abuse parking privileges. Students involved in permit forgery will face disciplinary action and revocation of parking privileges. Please take time as a family to sit and discuss the responsibilities that come with driving to school and parking on campus.
Parking citations may be issued to any vehicle parked on campus without a displayed and valid permit for the lot it is parked in. Violations range from a $15 to $35 fine and loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the school year. Copies of the citation will be registered with Student Accounts, and attached to the vehicle upon receiving a violation ticket.
Parking Off Campus:
Due to our large student population and limited parking spaces, parking off campus has increasingly become an issue in the surrounding neighborhoods. If students do park off campus, we encourage families to talk to their students about behavior and being good neighbors (don’t leave trash, block driveways, etc.). Students parking on the street must abide by all city parking rules and regulations. Vista staff will NOT regulate off campus parking and cannot pull students out of class to address violations unless it is an emergency situation. We encourage students and families to explore alternative means to get to school.