Safe Routes to School

Commute Options launched Safe Routes to School (SRTS) in 2005 as a way to encourage and educate Central Oregon children and parents on the benefits and safety knowledge of biking and walking to school. SRTS creates fun, convenient, and safe opportunities for children to walk and bike to and from school.

Walk and Roll Challenge: Take your virtual classroom out for a walk and roll! Students and Families – join us for two weeks of fun activities that will get you outside learning and engaging in your neighborhood.  

What: A two week online challenge that will teach and engage you in safe walking and biking!
Complete all the challenges, share, and win prizes!

When: Challenge starts June 1st and activities will be posted daily through June 11th. Submit your Tracker Sheet by June 17th.

How:
START: Get started by joining our Facebook Event HERE -OR- Follow the activities HERE.

TRACK: Track your progress with our
Tracker Sheet. No printer, no problem – create your own tracking sheet by making your own (see a video here).

SHARE: At the end of the Challenge, on June 11, you can submit your activities using this Google Form by Wednesday, June 17 (we’ll remind you). We’ll hold a prize drawing in mid-June.

We’ll be rolling out new activities each day on our Facebook event page, but if you want to get a jump on things, or just want to see everything in one place, visit our website.

Share photos and videos to inspire other participants, on our Facebook#WalkandRollAtHome

Prizes:

Top participants will qualify for prizes: Gift Certificates that range from $10 to $50!

SUBMIT: At the END of the challenge by June 17, 2020 to qualify for prizes.

1) Complete the Google Form and input your tracker online to qualify for prizes!

-OR-

2) Take a picture and email your completed form to info@commuteoptions.org

-OR-

3)  Mail Completed Forms to: Commute Options, 50 SW Bond Street #4, Bend, OR 97702 

Questions: 

Commute Options Safe Routes to School Coordinator Whitney Bennett 

Covid-19 Guidelines

This Walk and Roll Challenge is in line with orders put forth in Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Stay Home Order. Effective March 23, 2020, “outdoor activities like walking your dog, jogging, or biking in your neighborhood” are permitted as long as a six-foot distance is kept from others. A summary of what is and is not allowed under the Governor’s orders can be found here. The Walk and Roll Challenge follows and recommends all guidelines regarding COVID-19 from the Center of Disease Control which can be found here. The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends “children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years should do 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily” (Referenced here) The World Health Organization states “If you are able to go for a walk or bicycle ride always practice physical distancing and wash your hands with water and soap before you leave, when you get to where you are going, and as soon as you get home. If water and soap are not immediately available, use alcohol-based hand rub” (Referenced here)

Guidelines referenced:

Governor Kate Brown- COVID-19 Resources for Oregonians

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019- Protect Yourself

U.S. Health and Human Services- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

WHO- Be Active During COVID-19

Check out what we’re doing at your school!
Click on any of the schools below to find our suggested walking and rolling route maps.
Bear Creek Elementary School

Bear Creek Elementary loves to Walk and Bike to School.

Last year Commute Options taught more than 700 students at Bear Creek how to walk and bike safely.

Click here for information on the Bear Creek Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school! Suggested Walking Route Map

 

Cascade Middle School

The Cascade Middle School Mountaineers are champions of Walking and Rolling to School.

Click here for information on the Cascade Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

 

Elk Meadow Elementary School

 

Elk Meadow Elementary School is enthusiastic about walking and rolling. Use this map to walk and roll to school!

This year we are excited to spend September teaching the 4th/5th graders how to walk and ride safely.

Click here for information on the Elk Meadow Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

High Lakes Elementary School

High Lakes loves to walk and roll! Last year we had the privilege of teaching over 275 4th+5th graders how to walk and ride safely. In addition we spent 1 hour with each 3rd class practicing safe walking skills.

Click here for information on the High Lakes Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school safely!

Suggested Walking Map

 

Juniper Elementary School

Juniper Elementary is jazzed on walking and rolling to school. Last year, we spent PE with 4th and 5th graders learning hand signals, rules of right of way and safe road crossing skills. Looking forward to another great year at Juniper!

Click here for information on the Juniper Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

Lava Ridge Elementary School

At Lava Ridge there is a lot of enthusiasm for walking and rolling! All of the 4th + 5th graders got the opportunity to learn to walk and ride safely. We also got to work with the kindergartners through 3rd graders practicing how to be safe when walking, using crosswalks and sidewalks.

Click here for information on the Pine Ridge Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

MA Lynch Elementary School

MA Lynch is excited about walking and rolling to school!

Click here for information on the MA Lynch Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

Madras Elementary School

Madras Elementary is excited about walking and rolling to school!

Click here for information on the Madras Elementary Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

Pine Ridge Elementary School

At Pine Ridge there is a lot of enthusiasm for walking and rolling! All of the 4th + 5th graders got the opportunity to learn to walk and ride safely. We also got to work with the kindergartners through 3rd graders practicing how to be safe when walking, using crosswalks and sidewalks.

Click here for information on the Pine Ridge Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

Ponderosa Elementary School

Ponderosa Elementary loves walking and rolling to school!

Click here for information on the Ponderosa Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

 

R.E. Jewell Elementary School

Jewell is all about walking and rolling to school! Be sure to tune in for International Walk and Roll to school day.

Click here for information on the Jewell Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map Brosterhous

Suggested Walking Route Map Parrell

Suggested Walking Route Map Foxborough

Realms Middle School

REALMs is excited about walking and rolling to school.

Click here for information on the REALMs Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

Sky View Middle School

With a principal who rides most days, Sky View is full of walk and roll enthusiasm. Last year we with the 6th graders we practiced how to ride on the road as vehicles, using stop signs and roundabouts and learning neighborhood routes.

Click here for information on the Sky View Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

W.E. Miller Elementary School

Miller Elementary loves walking and rolling to school, especially with all those recreation trails so nearby! With almost 250 4th + 5th graders, last year we got to practice safe walking and riding throughout the northwest crossing community.

Click here for information on the Miller Walking School Bus.

Use this map to walk and roll to school!

Suggested Walking Route Map

Find suggested walking and rolling route maps under the schools listed to the left. Also, learn more about walking and biking together Walking School Buses and Bike Trains

Oregon Safe Routes to School Train the Coordinator trainings
For educators and coordinators within a school, district or community who want to create fun, convenient and safe opportunities for children to walk and bike to and from school. Learn more information about trainings offered.
Learn more about Oregon Safe Routes to School