Public Transportation

The Mentor Public School’s Department of Transportation (440-974-5260), Riverside Board of Education (440-357-5571), and Kirtland Public School Transportation Department (440-256-3311) offers transportation for St. Mary’s students to and from St. Mary’s. Under Ohio law (ORC 3327.05), the Mentor Board of Education cannot transport a Riverside student to a Mentor address without a written release from the Riverside Board of Education. Likewise, Riverside cannot transport a Mentor student to a Riverside address without written release from the Mentor Board of Education. It is the parents’ responsibility to make the necessary arrangements when such a need arises.

Parent Drop-Off

Parents dropping off their child(ren) at school in the morning must enter the school from Mentor Ave. Students are to exit their cars anywhere between the orange cones only. All cars will exit onto Acacia Ave. Pre-school parents dropping off their child(ren) should also enter from Mentor Ave. and form a line. The line should be formed so that cars wrap in front of the parish garage, behind the east parking lot spaces, in front of doors A – D. Pre-school children should exit cars on the sidewalk side of the cars in front of door D.

Parents picking up their child(ren) after school should also enter from Mentor Ave. Two lines of cars should be formed beginning at the corner of the school at Door C. A faculty member will direct traffic once the buses leave the school premises. The flow of traffic should flow around the perimeter of the back parking lot. Parents with Pre-school or Pre-K tags will follow the flow of traffic until they pass the second faculty member directing traffic. Once the parent passes this faculty member, parents can park in the parking space and walk to the doors of Farrell Hall in order to retrieve their child(ren). No child is allowed to go from the school to the car in the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult.

Everyone should be careful and follow the flow of traffic as there are many children and parents within this area at during afternoon dismissal.