The middle school is working with the City of Mill Valley, Mill Valley Police Department, Safe Routes to School, and Golden Gate Transit in an effort to reduce the congestion on Sycamore Avenue during peak drop-off and pick-up times. Please review the following information below on getting to and from school.
Our primary objective is to “Go Green.” We strongly encourage all students to walk, ride their bicycles, or roll on their scooters and skateboards to school. Not only does this help alleviate congestion, it is an environmentally-friendly, and healthy way of traveling to and from school.
Yellow School Bus Pilot Programs
Students attending Mill Valley Middle School, Strawberry Point, and Edna Maguire can purchase bus passes through the Yellow School Bus Pilot Program in partnership with the City of Mill Valley, County of Marin, and Marin Transit at millvalleyschoolbus.com.
All parents (and students) are encouraged to create carpool groups with residents/friends in their neighborhood.
Drop-off and Pick-up areas
While we want to promote going green and carpooling, we also understand that students will need to be dropped off and picked up. Listed below are the areas to drop-off and pick-up students. Parents are encouraged to utilize the drop-off/pick-up area closest to their neighborhood. (Peak drop-off times are 8:00-8:15 every morning, and peak pick-up times are 2:05-2:35 on Mondays/Fridays, 2:40-3:10 on Tuesdays/Thursdays, and 1:00-1:30 on Wednesdays)
Hauke Park –Please remember to park in the appropriate spaces, and to not stop in the red zone or fire station driveway.
Community Center – Drop-off/pick up is located in the back portion of the lot near the baseball fields. Students will be re-routed to this area after school for pick-up. Please do not stop in the roundabout or in the yellow loading zones during drop-off and pick-up times. Drop-off and pick-up in the roundabout area is prohibited.
Tam High –Parents who drop off and pick-up both high school and middle school students are strongly encouraged to drop-off and pick-up at Tam High, having the middle school students walk to MVMS from the high school.
Alternative Areas – An efficient way to dropping off and picking up students is to utilize safe areas along Camino Alto, then having the students walk to MVMS (i.e. Safeway and Whole Foods parking lots)
MVMS – When dropping-off and picking-up at the middle school, please adhere to all traffic signs. Also, all cars must make the U-turn at the end of Sycamore, and ARE NOT allowed to turn left (or make a U-turn) into the district lot for drop-off and pick-up.
Public Transportation(Golden Gate Transit – Number 17 Bus)Golden Gate Transit has provided a “user-friendly,” number 17 bus route map for students traveling to school from the Old Mill School and Strawberry Point neighborhoods. The map is complete with times, routes, and locations of where students can catch the bus. Youth passes are available through Monica Wallace in the district office.