Walk to School Day follow up

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2019-2020 Calendars Available

In partnership with Get2Green and Food and Nutrition Services, FCPS Safe Routes to School published a school calendar.  If you would like a calendar with important Safe Route to School dates and healthy suggestions sent to you or your school, please let the SRTS coordinator know.  Saferoutestoschool@fcps.edu

 

 

Walk to School Day is a Big Success Over 100 FCPS Schools Participate  

International Walk to School Day took place on October 2, 2019 with 108 FCPS schools registering their events.  FCPS schools joined with 4259 schools across the United States to promote active transportation to school.  If your school participated but did not register, please let the Safe Routes to School office know so that your school can be counted.  Take a look at the photos posted from around the county: 

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A big Thank You to FCPD, Crossing Guards, parents, and school staff that help to get our students to school safely every day and especially on Walk to School Day when more students walked to school.

If you would like to start a regular walking program at your school the Safe Routes to School coordinator can work with your school staff or PTA to provide ideas and incentives to promote a weekly or monthly walking program for students.  Walking school buses, mileage tracking, bicycle trains and bicycle skills clinics are ways to keep students and families excited about walking and biking to school all year long.

2019-2020 Calendars Available

In partnership with Get2Green and Food and Nutrition Services, FCPS Safe Routes to School published a school calendar.  If you would like a calendar with important Safe Route to School dates and healthy suggestions sent to you or your school, please let the SRTS coordinator know.  Saferoutestoschool@fcps.edu

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Safe Routes to School 1 month 3 weeks ago

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Welcome Back Be on the lookout for students on their way to and from school. Consider your transportation choices this fall

 

As students return to school please drive with caution in and around our neighborhood schools.  We can reduce congestion around our schools by choosing the bus, walking, or rolling to school.  Fewer cars dropping off students increases safety and improves air quality.  Students who use active transportation to school benefit from an increase in physical activity time and are better prepared for learning.

Over 70% of FCPS students are provided bus service to and from school but only about 53% utilize school bus transportation according to the Student Travel Tally completed last year.  Twenty-six percent of FCPS students come to school in the family vehicle and only 19% walk or bike to school according to last year's student travel tally.  Could your family commit to getting to school greener at least once or twice a week?

If you need help setting up a PTA committee dedicated to student wellness and active transportation, contact the FCPS Safe Routes to School coordinator at saferoutestoschool@fcps.edu

International Walk to School Day is October 2, 2019.  Register at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration/

Student Travel Tally week is in late September.  Contact the Safe Routes to School coordinator if your school would like to participate.

 

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