Dear Escondido Families,
Join Escondido in celebrating our annual tradition. Kick off the first week of K-1 in person learning by walking or rolling (e.g., biking, scooting, riding a skateboard, or taking the bus) to school on 10/12, and again on 10/26 when grades 2-3 start hybrid in person learning.
Regardless of if you are in distance learning or at school, consider walking, biking, scooting, or skateboarding when you have somewhere to go. If you must drive, please share the road safely by putting away your cell phone, moderating your speed, and providing bicyclists with three feet of passing distance.
Please also use this week to familiarize yourself with the following Walk ‘N’ Roll materials:
- Escondido Walk and Roll Map (English) (Español)
- East Palo Alto Walk and Roll Map
- Escondido’s Safe Routes to School 2019-2020 School Year Snapshot
- Palo Alto Be a Walking Star Storybook Digital Download (English) (Español)
- Social distancing while walking and biking
- Santa Clara County Public Health Department Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety for Parents and Youth Booklet
We encourage families to participate in a walk/bike/scoot Scavenger Hunt throughout the rest of October. Take a ride or walk around your neighborhood and see how many pumpkins, spider webs, ghosts or other Halloween or fall decorations you can find. Share a photo of your favorite fall decorations on Konstella here and be entered into a raffle to win some exciting prizes including bike lights and reflective bands that will be distributed at an upcoming materials swap.
Join the more than 6000 students throughout the school district who walk, scoot, bike, ride the bus, and carpool instead of solo driving to school to celebrate Walk ‘N’ Roll Week. Put air in those tires, lace up those sneakers, and Walk ‘N’ Roll!
Stay safe and have fun!
The Walk and Roll Committee