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The Walk to School Day dates for 2017, 2018 and 2019 have been set:

  • October 4, 2017
  • October 10, 2018
  • October 2, 2019

Contact a Safe Routes to School representative in your county for more information. 

International Walk to School Day

Safe Routes to School, led by Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, are making a difference to reduce the number of child pedestrian deaths and injuries in our communities. International Walk to School day is a fun and interactive way to promote walking to school safely. This one-day event which involves communities from more than 40 countries began in 1997. Over time, it has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school. Today, thousands of schools across America - from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico - participate every October.

For additional planning and outreach tools visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.

2017 International Walk to School Day List

Charlotte County
L.A. Ainger Middle  
Murdock Middle
Port Charlotte Middle
 
Citrus County
Floral City Elementary
Inverness Primary
 
Collier County
Avalon Elementary
Highlands Elementary
Lake Trafford Elementary
Pinecrest Elementary
Tommie Barfield Elementary
 
Highlands County
Avon Elementary
 
Lee County
Bayshore Elementary
Bonita Springs Elementary
Challenger Middle
Edison Park Creative and Expressive Art School
Franklin Park Elementary
Orangewood Elementary
Tanglewood Elementary
Veterans Park Academy for the Arts

Manatee County
Bayshore Elementary
Blanch H. Daughtrey Elementary
Braden River Elementary * Walking October 11th
 
Pasco County
Dayspring Academy
Gulf Trace Elementary
New River Elementary
Seven Oaks Elementary
Trinity Oaks Elementary 
 
Pinellas County
Anona Elementary
Azalea Elementary
Belcher Elementary
Blanton Elementary
Campbell Park Elementary
Cross Bayou Elementary
East Lake Middle
High Point Elementary
Highland Lakes Elementary
Lake St. George Elementary
Lealman Elementary
Leila Davis Elementary
Maximo Elementary
McMullen Booth Elementary
Mildred Helms Elementary
Northshore Elementary
Northwest Elementary
Oakhurst Elementary
Oldsmar Elementary
Orange Grove Elementary
Pinellas Central Elementary
Plumb Elementary
Ponce de Leon Elementary
Rawlings Elementary
Ridgecrest Elementary
Safety Harbor Elementary
San Jose Elementary
Shore Acres Elementary
Starkey Elementary
Walsingham Elementary
Westgate Elementary
 
Polk County
Highland City Elementary
Wahneta Elementary

Sarasota County
Suncoast School for Innovative studies
 
For additional information, sign-ups or volunteer opportunities please email Tiffany Sabiel at tiffany.sabiel@jhmi.edu.

Judge Karl Grube Award- Pinellas County

The Judge Karl Grube "Extra Mile" award will be given to a school that demonstrates outstanding achievement in its participation in the Safe Routes to School International Walk to School Day Initiative. In order to be selected for the award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Participates in International Walk to School Day and continue annually
  • Implements a walking school bus program, bike train, or a program that continues to promote pedestrian/bicycle safety education
  • Partakes in student education on pedestrian/bicycle safety programs annually
  • Implements pedestrian/bicycle safety related activities or programs that are student-initiated or students-directed PSA, Ect.
  • Provides follow-up opportunities for bicycle/pedestrian safety activities
  • Demonstrates outstanding ability to relate bicycle and pedestrian safety information to its student body in an engaging manner for lasting benefit