Smart Start Times and Locations

Required to receive parking permit
Smart Start

Smart Start is a safe driving presentation provided by the Irvine Police Department in collaboration with IUSD in an effort to ensure the safety of our students beginning their driving careers. Each of our high schools will require SMART START attendance and participation for students interested in obtaining a school parking permit. For this reason, IUSD administration and the Irvine Police Department have identified various dates, times and locations for the presentation and welcome students from IUSD high schools to attend any session.  

Students (grades 9-12) may participate in the presentation before or after they receive their driver’s license and have a need for a school parking permit. Student attendance for the entirety of the presentation is required to gain a parking permit and is sufficient for the remainder of the student’s high school career. Of course, students interested in brushing up on their driving skills are encouraged to attend more than once during their high school experience. We also encourage and welcome parents to accompany their child to the presentation as the content is relevant for all drivers.

Presentations will begin promptly at the identified time and students are required to be present for the full presentation in order to be eligible for the parking permit. Thank you for your cooperation! We’re hopeful that our collaboration with the Irvine Police Department will impact the safety of our students and other citizens both on and off IUSD campuses. 

DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:00 pm University High School- MPR 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:00 pm Portola High School - Theater 

Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:00 pm Woodbridge High School- Staff Lounge 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:00 pm Irvine High School- Theater 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:00 pm Northwood High School- Theater 

Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:00 pm Woodbridge High School- Staff Lounge 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:00pm Woodbridge High School- Staff Lounge 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:00 pm Northwood High School- Theater 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:00 pm Portola High School - Theater 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:00 pm Portola High School - Theater