Parking, Drop-offs and Pick-ups

Thank you for putting the safety of our students first and foremost!

Classroom instruction begins promptly each day at 7:45. The cafeteria begins serving breakfast at 7:00. Students arriving at school before 7:40 assemble in the cafeteria (PK-2nd) or gym (3rd-6th),where they will be supervised, until escorted or released to classes. Friday assemblies begin each week at 7:40.

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 7:00-8:00 am). Mathews 6th Grade Safety Patrol will be on duty in the unloading area to assist.

*New: We can no longer open the back gate at any time of the day. All entry and exits, which includes drop off and pick up of students must occur through the front door of Mathews.

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.

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 in the hours of 7:00-8:00 am or 2:00-3:00 pm.
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 7:00-8:00 am and 2:00-3:00 pm, use is restricted to loading and unloading only, no parking. Please do not exit your vehicle during drop-off (7:00-8:00 am) and pick-up (2:00-3:00 pm).

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.