Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day is on October 6, 2021! Recognizing that this fall, many schools are in session in different ways, Walk to School Day may look different than in years past. But we know these events are important opportunities to gather as a school or community, encourage physical activity, and promote safety in your neighborhoods and near schools. We encourage you to participate in a way that is best for your school and fits local public health guidance.

Walk and Bike to School Day events can be simple or elaborate. A school might start by hosting a big event, and then hold low-key events over time. Another school might start simple and then build efforts in subsequent years. The National Walk & Bike to School site offers resources to help with event ideas and planning.

Elementary school in Olathe will celebrate Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, Northview Elementary will participate in National Walk to School Day. In addition to celebrating walkers, they will recognize bikers. The Olathe Fire Fighters and Johnson County Safe Kids have both donated more than150 bike helmets for students.

Their day is chock-full of exciting events:

  • Students in K-3 will receive a traffic safety activity book.
  • Students in 4-5 will receive a wear-a-helmet pencil.
  • Students in 2-5 will receive a helmet, if they need one.
  • All students will receive a Walk to School Day sticker.
  • They will read Clifford Takes a Walk aloud.
  • The lunchroom will show a video on Oct. 4 to promote National Walk to School Day.
  • Rowdy, the Northview mascot, will greet families and students at school!
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