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!
September 30, 3-4 PM EST: America Walks Webinar - Youth Leading the Way
America Walks is featuring two student leaders working to create safe and accessible neighborhoods in this upcoming webinar. Hear inspiring stories and learn how the YMCA Changemakers Institute is empowering youth to change the world. Register for the webinar on the website for America Walks.
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