2020-2021 Parking Information
Eligible seniors will be able to apply for a permit for both semesters (only fall 2020 for now) while juniors will continue to be selected through a lottery process for each semester. Seniors and juniors can apply online using this Google form. Please be sure you have all documents ready and print and sign the Parking Permit Agreement Signature Page which is available in the upper right corner of your screen under Quicklinks.
Once seniors apply online, the application will be reviewed and if approved, an email will be sent with their permit pick-up time within two business days. We will hold a lottery on Friday, September 18, at 3PM for juniors and selected students will be notified via email. Parking permits are $40 for the semester.
General Parking Information
All cars must have a valid Northwood High School Parking Permit to park on campus. Parking permits will not be issued to sophomore or freshman students. If there are available spaces, a small number of permits WILL be issued to juniors. The application process for juniors is handled through a lottery each semester.
Qualifying for a Parking Permit
Parking permits are issued to students who qualify based upon their attendance and Code of Conduct record during the previous semester. For example, in order to remain eligible for a permit for the Fall Semester, a student must have no more than ten points due to tardies/uncleared period absences and no Code of Conduct violations during the previous Spring Semester.
NOTE: Three tardies equal one point and one uncleared period absence equals two points. Detentions and Saturday Schools are not counted toward parking permit eligibility. Students with past parking violations will not be eligible for a parking permit in the future.
Requirements for receiving a Parking Permit
NHS will be requiring all students who choose to purchase a parking permit to participate in Irvine Police Department’s Smart Start Driving Seminar. This seminar will focus on understanding the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. All students must sign in for the Smart Start Driving Seminar for verification of their attendance.
To obtain a Student Parking Permit you must:
- Attend Smart Start presentation provided by Irvine Police Department* (waived for Fall 2020 permits)
- Complete forms with the required signatures;
- Bring a check payable to “Northwood High School” or cash;
- Provide copy of your CA Driver’s License AND copy of ALL your vehicles’ registrations.
*Smart Start presentations will be required for spring 2020 permits and opportunities will be available during the fall semester. Students will be required to attend a Smart Start presentation if they have not done so in order to apply for a permit in the spring.
Revocation of a Parking Permit
Parking permits can be revoked for violations of the Timberwolf Code of Conduct. All cars parked on the campus is at student's own risk. Lock your car to secure your possessions. Your car is not a “locker”. Students only have access to their vehicle during the lunch period. Cars must be parked in designated areas. Reckless driving or any violation of the vehicle code will result in the immediate loss of the parking permit. Remember: This rule is in effect when you are driving to and from school, on campus, and during the lunch period.
NHS will be issuing unique permits for students with provisional licenses. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the school when they have received their unrestricted driver’s license. At that time, they will be issued a new NHS parking permit at no additional cost.
For fall 2020, students will be issued a custom permit with all approved vehicles' information. The permit should be placed on the dashboard of the car and the car and permit information should match. ALL FAMILY vehicles should be registered beforehand (listed on the parking application with copies of vehicle registration). Any alternate vehicle driven to school should be listed on the application and registered with the Attendance Office. If the vehicle is not listed on the permit, the student should email NHSParking@email@example.com prior to the start of the school day with student name, ID#, car color/make/model, license plate number, and valid vehicle registration to avoid a parking violation. See enforcement/violation consequences guidelines below.
Enforcement & Consequences
Cars must be parked in designated areas. The Irvine Police Department will once again provide parking enforcement at NHS. The police department will work closely with school personnel to enforce parking laws, traffic regulations and adherence to provisional license restrictions. Violation of NHS parking regulations or traffic laws will result in a citation from the City of Irvine. If you need further information about Parking Enforcement, please contact the Irvine Police Department at 949/724-7000.
For fall 2020, consequences for parking violations include:
- First offense - Warning
- Second offense - Two-week probation
- Third offense - Boot on car with fine
- Fourth offense and beyond - Car will be towed at owner's expense
- Fifth offense - Permit will be revoked