Safe Routes to School
Events and Newsletters
October 7: Walk to School Day, Any Way You Can!
Safe Routes to School's signature fall event is back on October 7, 2020. Given the pandemic, we are encouraging communities to participate in whatever fashion that encourages physical activity safely. Celebrate at home, around the neighborhood, or at school!
To encourage participation from different learning environments, neighborhoods, families, and schools can register their events on walkbiketoschool.org. Registration is quick and easy, and any school that registers their event will receive a Walk to School decal in December. Happy walking!
October 22: Dropping Enforcement from the 6 E's: A Virtual Discussion
The Safe Routes Partnership is hosting two online meetings to discuss the organization's removal of "Enforcement" as one of their six E's. The meetings seek to answer questions and facilitate dialogue about what the removal of "Enforcement" means for local, regional, and state Safe Routes to School programs. Due to the popularity of the first call on October 15, they have added a second call on October 22, (1-2 EST). Register ASAP for a spot! Register for the October 22 date at this link.
QuickStart Mini-grant Fall Deadlines
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.
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.
Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA