Walk & Roll to School – Thursday, September 28th

This day celebrates safe walking and biking to school while also promoting physical activity.

This year our first Walk and Bike to School Day is also part of the Vermont Way to Go Challenge that runs from September 25 to October 6. This initiative is focused on helping K-12 schools battle carbon pollution.

During this 2 week period in addition to our Walk and Bike to School Day at which all staff and students participate, we are also aiming to have 50% of students, teachers and staff bus, walk, bike or carpool to school at least 2 other mornings for eligibility to win an AllEarth Renewables Solar Tracker or an indoor bike rack system. 

To make this happen we are asking all students to carpool or bus to school on Tues. 9/26 and Wed 9/27. As an added incentive for students who usually arrive by car, each student who carpools with other students will receive a sweet surprise from me or Tom Costello at the top of the driveway as you drive in on these 2 days. 

For Thursday Sept. 28th

Buses will pick up students at their regular bus stop. Drop off will be at the two locations listed below. Buses will not drop off students at the school. Parents who usually drive their children to school should drop them off at one of the locations listed below.

PK through Grade 2:

¼-mile walk (15 min.) with car drop off between 7:30am and 8:00am and bus drop off at 8:00am on Nasmith Brook Road past the bridge and before the Twinfield driveway.

Choices for Grade 3 through 12 are:

¼-mile walk (15 min.) with car drop off between 7:30am and 8:00am and bus drop off at 8:00am on Nasmith Brook Road past the bridge and before the Twinfield driveway.

Or,

2-mile walk (1 hour) with car drop off between 7:30am and 8:00am and bus drop off at 8:00am at the Martin Covered Bridge.

Or,

3-mile bike ride (45 min.) from Plainfield with parent drop off at 7:30am at the railroad bed at the Plainfield Park & Ride.

Or,

4-mile bike ride (1 hour) from Marshfield with parent drop off at 7:30am at the Railroad Bed on Lower Depot Road.

All walkers will be walking in groups called “walking school buses” with at least two adult chaperones. Walkers need to wear closed toed shoes ( no flip flops). All bikers will also be riding in groups with at least two adult chaperones. Bikers need to bring their own bikes and helmets. All students should wear closed-toed shoes.

Parents and community members are encouraged to come walk and bike with us.

For this to be a successful event, we need all students to participate.

Note: School buses will operate on their normal schedule in the afternoon. Bikes can be picked up after school on the playground.

 

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