International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
Our first walk to school day will be held Friday, October 7th. This was a major event last year with many participants, and is a big celebration because it’s our kick off for walk to school. Each month following, we will have a walk to school day held on the first Friday. Wear your school spirit wear and get outside, it’s a great way to support our green school initiatives.