Transportation

School-Sponsored Transportation  

Students are expected to arrange for their own transportation, unless provided for by the school via a bus or YES Prep rented vehicle.  

NEW 2019-2020 Bus Routes

Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the free transportation provided by YES Prep Public Schools. Free transportation at YES Prep is a privilege and not a right. It is important for all bus riders to accept and acknowledge that this privilege will only be continued if their behavior on the school bus is reasonable and safe. Students who choose to engage in unacceptable behaviors on a school bus create a risk for themselves as well as other students, the bus driver, the motoring public, and pedestrians.  

Students should be aware that all the rules contained in the Student Handbook  are applicable to their conduct while riding school-provided transportation. When the term “on school property” is used in the Code of Conduct it includes school transportation. Any violation of the expectations may result in disciplinary action as well as loss of the privilege of being able to use the school bus.  

Carpool and Driving to School  

Any legal guardian dropping or picking up a student must adhere to all YES Prep Southside traffic guidelines  

 Instructions 

  • ALWAYS enter through the east entrance.  

  • Do NOT enter through the west gate for any reason. 

  • Do NOT arrive prior to 3:50 PM. If you arrive prior to 3:50 PM you will be asked to park in the visitor parking section of the parking lot and you will be the last to be dismissed. The rationale for this adjustment is if there were an emergency, the traffic that backs up around the building could cause a risk and delay of first responders to access the emergency. 

  • Upon arriving at or after 3:50 PM, form a single lane to the right of the drive upon entering the parking lot, drive around the back of the building continue to stay in a single lane, and wait for school to be dismissed. If you try to create a second lane of traffic you will be asked to park in the visitor parking section of the parking lot and you will be the last to be dismissed. 

  • Students will exit out the west side doors starting at 4:00 PM. 

  • Cars will be loaded in groups. Stay in ONE line and pull all the way forward until you are asked to stop.  

  • Students may walk to their car once all cars are stopped and an administrator gives the go (bullhorn whistle).  

  • Exit through the west gate. 

 

Please note that two cars may not exit at once, so please be mindful as you exit onto the 610-feeder road. 

Diagram 

 

Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in the police being called for assistance. Any traffic violations are subject to police investigation. The individual responsible for any damage caused to school property or other vehicles on campus property will be responsible for their actions.  

Any student driving to school must adhere to all campus traffic guidelines and be cleared by campus administration to be able to park on campus. To be cleared, the student must have written permission (in the form of a pass, permit, or letter) by the Front Office to park on campus. To obtain clearance to park on campus the student must bring the following: valid Texas driver’s license, valid vehicle registration, and proof of valid vehicle insurance accepted in Texas.  

Campuses are limited in the amount of space available to allow student drivers to park in campus parking lots. Students who provide required documentation to park on campus will only be granted a parking spot and/or permit if space is available and if they meet all other requirements as outlined by the campus. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.  

Students that do not adhere to campus driving policies will be subject to disciplinary actions such as but not limited to losing their driving privileges.