Safe Routes to School at Lafayette
Walking and Biking to School is a BRAIN thing!
Take time to Park and Stride!
To help lesson the traffic in our pick-up zone, we also encourage "Park 'n Striding". Our designated Park 'n Stride location is the Church of Christ on the corner of 29th and Madison. Just park, and walk the rest of the way. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk to Lafayette and gives you a great chance to create a positive start and end to your child's school day. In addition it creates a safer situation for all children and drivers.
- What was your favorite activity of the day?
- What was one thing you learned today?
- Who did you play with at recess?
- What are you looking forward to today/tomorrow?
- What book are you reading at school? What is it about?
Organize a Walking School Bus
We encourage all students to walk or bike to school. As a parent, consider joining them as a “Walking School Bus” driver. J When a group of students walk to school together they form a Walking School Bus. As a parent you can become the “driver” and help students get to school safely.
Students who live within the 1 mile walking zone of Lafayette are receiving a colored wrist band which indicates their safe route to school. Students who live outside the 1 mile zone and take a bus will receive a white wrist band.
During the month of October we will have designated days where staff will walk each route home with students. Lafayette staff along with the District Safe Routes to School Coordinator Mrs. Gilmo will be the driver of that Walking School Bus on that designated day.
We walk in the Rain! Living in Oregon means that is part of the deal so bring a raincoat if it looks like we might get wet!