Safe Routes to School

 

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Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Bike Safety Class – COOL School Napa Valley – Snow January 25th
Bike Safety Class – COOL School Napa Valley – Shearer February 6th
Bike Safety Class – COOL School Napa Valley – Phillips February 7th
Walk N Talk – McPherson Elementary March 9th
Bike Safety Class – COOL School Napa Valley – Harvest March 13th-15th
Bike Safety Class – COOL School Napa Valley – Canyon Oaks March 16th
Walk N Talk – Calistoga Elementary  March 21st & 23rd
Bike Rodeo – West Park April 11th
Bike Rodeo – Browns Valley April 25th
NVUSD Annual Family Festival – April 28th
Bike Rodeo – City of American Canyon May 12th
Bike Rodeo – Shearer May 30th

Who We Arekids on bikes

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to walk, bicycle, and use other forms of active transportation to go to and from school. SRTS offers educational events, student prizes, and safety projects in collaboration with school staff, volunteers, police departments, public health staff, and city traffic managers.

Napa County Office of Education implements all SRTS programs throughout Napa County. For more information visit saferoutesinfo.org.

What We Offer

We offer many different programs and activities depending on how involved your school wants to be. All of the following are FREE to any school in Napa County.

Walk and Bike to School Day – May 9, 2018

Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Walk and Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month every May. For more information visit walkbiketoschool.org.

Thank you to the 26 schools, 1236 participants, and 51 volunteers who made Napa County Bike to School Day 2017 successful. Congratulations to our 2017 raffle winners: Ruud, Zury, Riley, Avril, and Roxanna. They love their new Dynacraft bikes! Thank you to our sponsors:
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Walk and Roll Wednesdays

walk and roll“Walk & Roll Wednesdays” is a new initiative aimed at establishing healthy and active lifestyles among all Napa County children. We are recruiting two champions (school staff, parents, or community volunteers) at each school site to promote walking, biking, carpooling, or taking the bus to school on the first Wednesday of every month. A welcome table would be set up to greet students who used any of the previously mentioned modes of transportation to get to school. SRTS will provide you with resources and incentives to encourage kids to participate!

 Fire Up Your Feet

Your activity doesn’t have to be limited to these two days! Fire Up Your Feet encourages families, students, and schools to work together and create active lifestyles which inspire all children to be healthy and physically active. Centered around the school day, this website provides a full range of age-appropriate resources, activity trackers, and educational materials to encourage physical activity to, from, and at school.

 Napa Valley Vine Trail

srts-vineThe Napa County Office of Education has a strong partnership with the Napa Valley Vine Trail, which will eventually be a 47 mile continuous Class I bike trail from Vallejo to Calistoga. The Vine Trail Outdoor Classroom Program provides lesson plans for K-8 teachers to bring their classroom to the Vine Trail for some sensory learning.

 Napa County Bicycle Coalition

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Because of our partnership with Napa County Bicycle Coalition we are now able to offer off-campus rides as part of the bicycle safety course curriculum. Students are accompanied by Cycling Instructors and volunteers on a predetermined route that allows them to safely demonstrate their acquired cycling skills.

Additional Offerings
  1. Bicycle safety training for 4th and 5th graders. Can be anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on your school’s schedule. We provide the bikes and helmets for use during this course!
  2. An hour walk n’ talk presentation about pedestrian safety for K-3rd graders.
  3. Help coordinating regular schoolpooling (carpooling for kids), walking school buses (groups of children who walk together to school), and bicycle trains (groups of children who ride their bikes together to school) to allow students to increase their independence within a safe environment.
  4. Schoolwide Bike Rodeos which are organized by the police department. Bikes, helmets, and scooters are available for use or bring your own! Free helmets are given to children in need.
  5. Organize the Bike Mobile to provide free tune ups for children’s personal bikes.

Community Involvement

Volunteers Needed

Safe Routes to School isn’t possible without the help of volunteers and the schools. As a parent this is a great way to get involved with your child’s school. Time requirement is minimal. All materials and resources will be provided to you for each event, along with the training.

Potential Volunteer Roles

School Safety Liaison- Main contact for SRTS volunteer coordinator and school/community.

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  • Bike Rodeos – Direct kids around rodeo course on bikes and fit helmets.
  • Bike Safety Class – Help monitor bike safety class and teach kids how to ride a bike.
  • Walk/Bike to School days – Help to check in kids that have walked/biked to school, keep records and send them back to SRTS.

Donations Needed

The Safe Routes to School grant funding ended. We are currently in the process of seeking other funding. We need the assistance of the community members to help keep this program running. YOU could help our program by donating your time and help run an event. In-kind or money donations are also appreciated.

Contact the Program Coordinator to donate today!

Contact Us

Asha Levert-McDowell, Program Coordinator
alevert-mcdowell@napacoe.org
707.253.3072
707.492.0632

Trinity Talbott, Program Coordinator
ttalbott@napacoe.org
707.253.6884
707.337.7082

Ashley Murdock, Volunteer Services – AmeriCorps Member
amurdock@napacoe.org
707.253.3072