Parking, Drop-offs and Pick-ups

Thank you for putting the safety of our students first and foremost! All entries and exits, which include drop off and pick up of students must occur through the front door of Mathews.

Bell Schedule:
7:30am first bell – 7:40am tardy bell  – 2:57pm dismissal bell

The cafeteria begins serving breakfast at 7:00am. Students arriving to school before 7:35am assemble in the cafeteria (PK-2nd) or gym (3rd-6th),where they will be supervised, until escorted or released to classes. Students arriving after 7:35am should walk directly to their classroom.  Classroom instruction begins promptly each day at 7:40am. Students who do not arrive with enough time to make it to their seats by 7:40am must come to the office for a tardy pass. An adult must accompany students to sign in.

Mathews encourages students and families to walk or bike to school:
Get some exercise, contribute to a healthy environment, and avoid the traffic! There are bike racks at the corner of 9 1/2 Street and West Lynn.

Drop-off by car:
Parents/guardians may use the West Lynn curbside parking area in front of the school for unloading only (no parking 7:00-8:00am). Mathews 6th Grade Safety Patrol will be on duty in the unloading area to assist.

Pick-up by car:
Parents/guardians may pick-up at the West Lynn curbside parking area after buses have loaded and departed. To queue for pick-up, drive around the back of the school: traveling north on West Lynn, turn left on 9th Street, right on Robertson Street, and right on 9 1/2 Street. Queue along 9 1/2 Street until buses have departed. Please do not pull into the lane until all buses have exited the lane. After buses depart, turn right on West Lynn and pull into the curbside parking area for pick-up. Safety Patrol will be on duty in the loading area to assist. Please do not queue on West Lynn, as this holds up neighborhood traffic.

New this year we’ll be using car tags to create a more efficient dismissal process. Students will continue to be walked to the bus area or front lawn for after-school pick up. We ask that all cars keep a car tag on the mirror with your student(s)’ name, grade level, and teacher. Students will have a corresponding backpack tag as well, helping Safety Patrol and teachers get students to their appropriate drivers/pick up folks.

Mathews does not have a parking lot for general use.
General parking is available along 9th and 10th Streets heading east from West Lynn.

There is NO PARKING ON WEST LYNN during the hours of 7:00-8:00am or 2:00-3:00pm.
The curbside parking area in front of the school is prioritized for school bus loading and unloading. When school buses are not present, the area is open for general loading and unloading. From 7:00-8:00am and 2:00-3:00pm, use is restricted to loading and unloading only, no parking. Please do not exit your vehicle during drop-off (7:00-8:00am) and pick-up (2:00-3:00pm).

We appreciate our Safety Patrol students!
Mathews 6th Grade Safety Patrol students are on duty to assist during drop-off and pick-up, directing students into cars and directing traffic. Please be mindful and respectful of our Safety Patrol students in orange vests, who offer their time to assist younger students.