Safe Routes to School


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Events Calendar 

1: Most Oustanding Crossing Guard Nominations Open!


21: Most Oustanding Crossing Guard Nominations Close

3: QuickStart Mini-grants due
3: Walkabout Mini-grants due
9: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Upcoming Events

February 3 - QuickStart Mini-grants due

QuickStart Mini-grants are $1,000 reimbursement grants that can be used to jump start SRTS programs and activities. Learn more about QuickStart Mini-grants here.

February 3 - Walkabout Mini-grants due

Communities awarded Walkabout Mini-grants will receive a hands-on walking and bicycling infrastructure assessment. A Walkabout is a great opportunity for parents, students, administrators, staff, and community members to discuss the walking and bicycling experience in their community and identify potential strategies for making it easier and safer to get around. Learn more about Walkabout Mini-grants here.

February 9 - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day (CGAD)

Crossing guards are vital to SRTS. Sometimes, the best part of a student’s day is walking to school, and we are grateful to crossing guards who make this possible!

In Virginia, CGAD will take place on February 9, but we encourage communities to celebrate on any day in February that works for them. Locally, SRTS Coordinators and school families have hosted appreciation breakfasts, handed out special gifts or flowers, made thank you cards, and reached out to local media outlets to show their appreciation for their crossing guards.
Check out our webpage for more ideas on how to support the crossing guards in your community.

SRTS Calendar

The SRTS Calendar discusses the importance of working with your school and school division to get SRTS events on the official calendar so that students, parents, and schools can look forward to and prepare for Safe Routes events. This resource also includes a customizable academic calendar that shows the important upcoming SRTS dates and can be used in the classroom or to help plan for SRTS events.

SRTS Newsletter

Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.

Sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletters electronically. You can read past editions of the Virginia SRTS Newsletter in PDF format by clicking on the links below.

2021 - Spring | Summer | Fall 

2020 - Spring (information as of 3/9/2020) | Summer | Fall | Winter

2019 - Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

2018 - Spring | Summer | August | December

2017 - Spring | August | December

2016 - Spring | Summer |September | Winter

2015 - January | February | March | April-May | August - September | Winter

2014 - February | March | April | Summer | September | October | November/December

2013 - February | April | Special Edition, July | October | December

2012 - January | April | September | October | December

2011 - March | April | May | June | July | Special Edition, Part 1 | Special Edition, Part 2 | December

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA 

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA

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