Safe Routes to School
Events and Newsletters
November 15: Last day to enter Student Travel Tally data
Student Travel Tallies are quick, in-class surveys that provide valuable information on student travel patterns. As collecting tallies on an annual basis is a great way to track the impact of your SRTS program, schools in Virginia are encouraged to collect tallies in September and October every year.
Participating schools should upload their tallies on saferoutesdata.org before November 15 to be eligible to receive banners (first-time schools) and decals (all participating schools). Instructions are available on the Student Travel Tally Week webpage.
December 1: Crossing Guard Award Nominations Open
The Virginia SRTS program wants to celebrate crossing guards who make a difference in their communities by recognizing the most dedicated and passionate crossing guards. Outstanding crossing guards may include police officers, volunteers, teachers, and others who routinely help students cross the street. Nominate your crossing guard between December 1, 2018 and January 25, 2019 for him or her to be considered for an award from the Virgina SRTS Program. Please visit the Crossing Guard Appreciation Day page for more information.
February 1-28: Crossing Guard Appreciation Month
In addition to nominating your crossing guard for an award, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them throughout the month of February. Find free thank you note and sticker templates on the Crossing Guard Appreciation Day page.
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