Transportation

Many school districts provide bus transportation to Oakland Catholic High School for students in their school district. These school districts are listed below.

School Districts That Do Provide Transportation

Outside the City of Pittsburgh

Allegheny ValleyMontour
AvonworthNorth Allegheny
Baldwin-WhitehallNorth Hills
Bethel ParkPenn Hills
CarlyntonRiverview
Chartiers ValleyShaler
East AlleghenySouth Allegheny
Fox ChapelSto-Rox
GatewayWest Jefferson Hills
HamptonWest Mifflin
Keystone OaksWoodland Hills

McKeesport

City of Pittsburgh

Students who live two miles or more away from the school and who are residents of the City are eligible for a ConnectCard. They are distributed to students the first week of school and reloaded every month by Port Authority's Business Web Portal. If the card is lost or stolen, the student must report it to the School Office at Oakland Catholic. Replacement cost is $5.00 and takes up to two weeks to be replaced by Port Authority.

East Allegheny

School district provides a bus pass or a school bus for students. Parents must notify the district if transportation is needed and they will contact you.

Keystone Oaks & Upper St. Clair

Keystone Oaks school district provides a bus pass and mails it directly to the student or will provide a bus.
Upper St. Clair school district provides a bus pass and mails it directly to the student.

Wilkinsburg

Wilkinsburg will provide a Port Authority ConnectCard if you provide proof of residency to the district.


Contact
If you have questions regarding transportation in school districts that DO provide transportation,
contact Mrs. Mary Alice Devinney in the Oakland Catholic School Office at
mdevinney@oaklandcatholic.org or 412-682-6633 x224.

School Districts That Do Not Provide Transportation

AmbridgeHopewell
BrentwoodLatrobe
ButlerMoon
Canon McMillanNorthgate
ClairtonNorwin
Deer Lakes Penn Trafford
Elizabeth Forward Ringgold
FreeportSouth Park
HempfieldSteel Valley
Highlands West Allegheny


Contact
If you have questions regarding transportation in school districts that DO NOT provide transportation,
contact Mrs. Mary Alice Devinney in the Oakland Catholic School Office at
mdevinney@oaklandcatholic.org or 412-682-6633 x224.

Private Paid Buses for Outlying School Districts

For those students living in the outlying suburbs, Oakland Catholic and Central Catholic coordinate private paid buses. Note: There is a fee for these buses.

Alle-Kiski Valley
Munhall
New-Ken Arnold
Plum-Murraysville

North Hills Area:
Cranberry, Mars, Pine, Sewickley, and Wexford

South Hills Area:
Mount Lebanon, Peters Township, and Upper St. Clair


Contact
If you have any questions regarding transportation in outlying school districts and their private paid busing, contact Mr. Steve Bezila at Central Catholic High School at sbezila@centralcatholichs.com or 412-208-3414. He is the transportation coordinator for both Oakland Catholic and Central Catholic students in these school districts.

Parking

Parking Permit Guidelines 2019-20

The school parking lot is used primarily for the faculty and staff of Oakland Catholic High School.

There are a limited number of parking spots available to the students.

Any student who will possess a valid driver’s license before September 30, 2019 may be eligible for an Oakland Catholic parking permit. If a student receives their license after September 30th they can submit an application for 2nd semester if there are spots available.

Permits will be awarded in the following order:

-Seniors living more than 10 miles from Oakland Catholic and the Public School District in which the student resides does not provide transportation.
-Juniors living more than 10 miles from Oakland Catholic and the Public School District in which the student resides does not provide transportation.
-Seniors living between 2 and 10 miles from Oakland Catholic and the Public School District in which the student resides does not provide transportation.
-Juniors living between 2 and 10 miles from Oakland Catholic and the Public School District in which the student resides does not provide transportation
-Public transportation is not timely.

The intent of the criteria is to allow those students who have no transportation provided by their public school district to attend Oakland Catholic. Transportation is defined as a district school bus or monthly bus pass.

If you qualify for a parking permit based on the above criteria, you must fill out a Parking Permit Application. The completed application must be submitted electronically by July 26, 2019.

  • If you receive and OC Parking Permit, you will be notified via email the week of August 12th. At which time a yearly fee of $250.00 will need to be submitted to the School Office. Checks should be made out to "Oakland Catholic" with "parking permit" in the memo line.
  • If you do not receive an OC Parking Permit, you will also receive notice via email.

Students are expected to abide by the following parking policies:

-Permits must be properly displayed (mounted on driver’s side upper corner of windshield).
-Permits may not be given or shared with another student without permission from the office.
-Students are required to park in their designated spaces.
-Students upon entering the lot must verbally communicate with attendants when they have a planned early dismissal.
-Students are not permitted to go to their vehicles during the school day, unless permitted by the School Office.
-Follow the directives of the parking lot attendants upon entering and exiting.
-For safety purposes, students are not permitted to use their cell phones or have radio on upon entering or exiting the parking lot.
-At dismissal, buses will leave the parking lot first. Student drivers will be directed in order to leave their parking space.

Parking in the lot is a privilege and may be denied if school policies are not followed.

The following are causes for revocation of the parking permit:

-Failure to abide by school policies (see Student/Parent Handbook).
-Violations of the above parking policies.
-Leaving school campus without permission.
-Habitual late arrival and absences (We want the students to be safe therefore we make some allowances for weather and traffic conditions).
-Five unexcused tardies during a semester.
-Being placed on Disciplinary Probation.


NOTE: Students may not park in the school lot without a valid parking permit. Vehicles without permits or vehicles that are parked in an unauthorized area will be tagged or towed at the owner’s expense and students will be subject to disciplinary action. Oakland Catholic High School is NOT responsible for damaged vehicles. Students should have insurance information on hand in case of any vehicle accidents.



Parking Permit Application 2019-20