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Contact Information
  • Contact Information
      Robyn Brunson
    Communications Coordinator
    Greene County Schools
    101 E. Third Street
    Greensboro, GA  30642
    (706) 454-1024 - Phone
    (706) 453-9019 - Fax
    Robyn.Brunson@greene.k12.ga.us

Walk to School Day - 2014

Walk to School Day Reminder

Walk to School Day Letter to UPSA Parents

Walk to School Day press release

Quick Facts and Figures: The History of Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day

• The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago in 1997, modeled after the United Kingdom’s walk to school events, and communities around the United States have been celebrating Walk to School Day ever since.

• The event was established as “International” in 2000, when Canada and the U.K. joined with the U.S. to celebrate. Around the globe, International Walk to School Month brings together more than 40 countries in recognition of the common interest in walking to school.

• In August 2005, federal legislation established a National Safe Routes to School Program that provided $612 million towards Safe Routes to School from 2005 to 2010. In July 2012, transportation legislation, MAP-21, was enacted that no longer provides dedicated funding for SRTS but instead places SRTS under a program called the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). However, many states still have dedicated SRTS funds.

• More than 14,800 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have been awarded federal funds for Safe Routes to School activities.

• More than half of Walk to School events are part of ongoing activities to promote walking and bicycling throughout the year.

• In 2006, world-wide interest led the International Walk to School Committee to establish International Walk to School Month – countries choose a day, week or use the entire month of October to promote walking to school.

• Participation in Walk to School Day 2013 reached a record high, with more than 4,400 events registered from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Many more communities held events but did not register.

• The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, as part of National Bike Month. 950 local events in 49 states across the U.S. encouraged children to safely bicycle or walk to school. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together and to build on the energy of National Bike Month. In 2014, more than 2,200 schools participated in National Bike to School Day on May 7. 

Walk to School Day - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What schools are participating?
Students and teachers from Greensboro Elementary School, Carson Middle School, Greene County High School, Greene County Preschool, and Greene County PREP Center are participating.

2. What’s the route? How far is it?
Students and staff will meet at the Excell Adult Day Care Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and walk to their respective schools. The walk is approximately a half (½) mile.

3. What time does my child need to arrive at the walking site?
All bus riders will need to be at their bus stop 10 minutes earlier than normal for pick up. Buses will drop students off at the meeting site by 7:10 a.m. All car riders and walkers are to report to the Excell Adult Day Care Center by 7:00 a.m.

4. What time will the students begin walking?
Students will begin walking at 7:15 a.m.

5. I want to walk with my child. Do I need to sign-up in advance?
You do not have to sign-up in advance, however due to limited parking at the meeting site, we are asking parents to drop their children off at the Excell Adult Day Care Center first then drive to your child’s school and park your car. The school system is providing a shuttle to transport parents and staff to the meeting site.

6. What happens if it rains?
If rain is expected for the morning of Oct. 10, an all-call will be sent to families the evening of Oct. 9 cancelling Walk to School Day. Our reschedule date is Friday, Oct. 24.

7. What should my child wear?
Each school has designated a specific shirt color for your child to wear. GCHS – black; CMS – white; GES – gold; and PREP Center – white. Students may wear jeans with their uniform shirt. Preschoolers should wear black t-shirts.

8. My child is a high schooler who normally drives to school, can they park at the walking site?
High school students who normally drive to school will need to park their cars at the high school and ride the provided shuttle bus to the walking site. The shuttle will be available to pick up high school students between 6:40-6:45 a.m. from the school’s bus ramp. Students are not to drive their cars to Excell Adult Day Care Center.

9. My child has special needs, is he/she required to walk to school?
All students should participate in Walk to School Day. Please contact Leigh Ann Sowell, GCSS Special Education Director, at (706) 453-7688 if you are concerned about your child walking to school.

10. What happens if I arrive late to the designated drop-off area?
Once your child’s school has begun walking, you will have to take your child to his/her school. There will be staff at each school to greet students who are late.


Schools that have signed up to walk.

The following schools have signed up to walk:

Greene County CBJ Preschool
Greensboro Elementary School
Anita White Carson Middle School
Greene County High School
Greene County PREP Center

Students, teachers and staff will meet at the district’s designated meeting location - the Excell Adult Day Care Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive by 7:10 a.m.   The walk will begin at 7:15 a.m. along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  <>



Save the Date: Walk to School Day is October 10, 2014

 

 

 


 

If you have any questions regarding Greene County's Annual Walk to School Day, please contact:

      Ms. Robyn Brunson
      Communications Coordinator
      Greene County School System
      Office: 706-453-7688
      Email: robyn.brunson@greene.k12.ga.us

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Walk to School Day - 2013

Greene County Schools to celebrate Walk to School Day on October 11

Greene County School System will join schools from around the world this month to celebrate International Walk to School Day. GCSS students and staff will walk a half mile to school on Friday, Oct. 11, two days after the actual date of International Walk to School Day.More

Letter to Community Partners

Dear Community Partner,

Greene County School System’s students and staff will put on their sneakers and take part in the school district’s 4th annual Walk to School Day on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The actual date of International Walk to School Day is Oct. 9, but school officials designated the second Friday in October as Walk to School Day for Greene County School System.

In the United States, International Walk to School Day is expected to include 5,000 schools from 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults from 40 countries around the world. Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, concern for the environment, and building connections between families, schools, and the broader community.

Last year, students from Greene County CBJ Preschool, Greensboro Elementary School, Union Point STEAM Academy, Anita White Carson Middle School, Greene County High School, and Greene County PREP Center were joined by parents and neighbors on the morning walk. Again this year, we ask for your support and partnership as we walk along Dolvin Avenue to Union Point STEAM Academy and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to our respective schools in Greensboro.

If you would like to join us on the morning of Oct. 11, please contact GCSS Communications Department at (706) 453-7688 ext. 2247.

As always, thank you for supporting our schools and the children we serve.

 

Sincerely,

Robyn Brunson
GCSS Communications Coordinator

Walk to School Day - Frequently Asked Questions


1. Who can participate?

Since this is a system-wide walk, all students and teachers from Greensboro Elementary School, Union Point STEAM Academy, Carson Middle School, Greene County High School, Greene County Preschool, and Greene County PREP Center will participate. We are also asking parents and community members to join in on the walk.  

2. What’s the route? How far is it?
There will be two separate walks taking place to accommodate all of our students and staff. Union Point STEAM Academy students and staff will walk along Dolvin Avenue to the elementary school while students and staff from Greensboro Elementary, Carson Middle, Greene County High, Greene County Preschool, and Greene County PREP Center will walk along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to their respective schools. Each walk is a half (½) mile to your child’s school.   

3. Do I need to sign-up in advance or just show up?
You do not have to sign-up in advance. Just show up with your child on the morning of the walk.  

4. What happens if it rains?
If rain is expected for the morning of Oct. 11, an all-call will be sent to all families the evening of Oct. 10 cancelling Walk to School Day. Our reschedule date is Friday, Oct.  18.  

5. What should my child wear?
Each school has designated a specific shirt color for your child to wear. GCHS – gold; CMS – white; UPSA – navy blue; GES – white; and PREP Center – black. Students may wear jeans with their uniform shirt. Preschoolers should wear black t-shirts.

6. My child attends Union Point STEAM Academy but rides the bus from Greensboro Elementary School to UPSA, will I have to take my child to Union Point to walk to school?
Car riders should be dropped off at the Greensboro walking site (Excell Adult Day Care Center) on Martin Luther King Jr. by 7:15 a.m. to walk with UPSA staff. Students who ride a bus to GES will get off at the Greensboro location as well. Following the walk, students will be transported by bus to UPSA as normal.  

7. My child has special needs, is he/she required to walk to school?
All students should participate in Walk to School Day. Please contact Dr. Leigh Ann Sowell, GCSS Special Education Director, at (706) 453-7688 if you are concerned about your child walking to school.  

8. What happens if I arrive late to the designated drop-off area?
Once your child’s school has begun walking, you will have to take your child to his/her school. There will be staff at each school to greet students who are late.
 
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Save the Date: Walk to School Day is October 11, 2013!


Details on the Walk to School Day 2013 are coming soon!


Walk to School Day - 2012

GCSS students and staff participate in Walk to School Day

Greene County Walk to School Day was October 5. Students and staff from Greensboro Elementary School, Union Point STEAM Academy & Elementary School, Carson Middle School, Greene County High School, Greene County CBJ Preschool and Greene County PREP Center were joined by parents and community members as they walked a half-mile to school to promote the many benefits of walking and bicycling to school.

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Greene County Schools participating in this year's walk. (updated 10-01-2012)

Greensboro Elementary School, Union Point STEAM Academy & Elementary School, Carson Middle School, Greene County High School, Greene County Preschool, and Greene County PREP Center, and Lake Oconee Academy will participate.

(Update 10-01-2012)
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Lake Oconee Academy will not be walking to school on October 5, 2012.  Students should report to school as normal.  Please contact the school for details.


Greene County Students and Staff will observe Walk-to-School Day on October 5, 2012

Walk to School Day flyer

CLICK HERE for printable flyer.More

Greene County students and staff gearing up for 3rd annual Walk to School Day

In celebration of the 3rd annual Greene County Walk to School Day, Greene County School System students and staff will put on their walking shoes and walk a half-mile to school on Friday, Oct. 5. The actual date of International Walk to School Day is Oct. 3, but school officials have designated the first Friday in October as Walk to School Day for Greene County School System.More

Walk to School Day – Frequently Asked Questions

(updated 10-01-2012)

1. Who can participate?
Since this is a system-wide walk, all students and teachers from Greensboro Elementary School, Union Point STEAM Academy & Elementary School, Carson Middle School, Greene County High School, Greene County Preschool, and Greene County PREP Center, and Lake Oconee Academy will participate. We are also asking parents and community members to join in on the walk.

2. What’s the route? How far is it?
There will be three separate walks taking place to accommodate all of our students and staff members. Union Point STEAM Academy & Elementary School students will walk along Dolvin Avenue to the elementary school; students from Greensboro Elementary, Carson Middle, Greene County High, Greene County Preschool, and Greene County PREP Center will walk along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to their respective schools; and Lake Oconee Academy students will walk down North Campus Drive and Knowledge Way to the school. Each walk is ½ mile to your child’s school.

3. Do I need to sign-up in advance or just show up?
You do not have to sign-up in advance. Just show up with your child on the morning of the walk.

4. What happens if it rains?
If rain is expected for the morning of Oct. 5, an all-call will be sent to all families the evening of Oct. 4 cancelling Walk to School Day. Our reschedule date is Friday, Oct. 19.

5. What should my child wear?
Each school has designated a specific shirt color for your child to wear. GCHS – black; CMS – gold; UPE – navy blue; GES – red; and PREP Center – black. Students may wear jeans with their uniform shirt. Preschoolers do not have to wear a specific color. LOA students will wear their daily uniform dress.

6. My child attends Union Point STEAM Academy & Elementary School but rides the bus from Greensboro Elementary School to UPE, will I have to take my child to Union Point to walk to school?
Car-riders should be dropped off at the Greensboro walking site (Excell Adult Day Care Center) on Martin Luther King Jr. by 7:15 a.m. to walk with UPE staff. Students who ride a bus to GES will get off at the Greensboro location as well. Following the walk, students will be transported by bus to UPE as normal.

7. My child has special needs, is he/she required to walk to school?
All students should participate in Walk to School Day. Please contact Zelphia Dunham, GCSS Special Education Director, at (706) 453-7688 if you are concerned about your child walking to school.

8. What happens if I arrive late to the designated drop-off area?
Once your child’s school has begun walking, you will have to take your child to his/her school. Staff members will be at each school to greet students who are late.


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Pictures from the 2012 Walk to School Day Event

Walk to School Day - 2011

Greene County students and staff walk a half-mile to school in observance of Walk to School Day

Greene County students and staff laced up their tennis shoes and walked a half-mile to school on Friday in observance of Walk to School Day. International Walk to School Day was Oct. 5, but school officials designated the first Friday in October as Walk to School Day for Greene County School System.More

Walk to School Day Flyer - 2011

Click on flyer below to enlarge/print...

Greene County Schools Walk to School Day is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7

On Friday, October 7, 2011, more than 2,000 students and hundreds of staff members and volunteers will walk to school in Greene County in celebration of International Walk to School Day. The actual date of International Walk to School Day is Oct. 5, but school officials have designated the first Friday in October as Walk to School Day for Greene County School System.More

October 7, 2011 - GCSS Walk to School Day!

Greene County Schools Walk to School Day will be the morning of Oct. 7. All students, staff, parents, and volunteers will be dropped off (by bus or car) at one location then walk together as a group to their school. Since this is a district-wide event that is a part of the BOE's wellness policy, EEE-Wellness Program, and the district's Strategic Plan, Goal Area #2- Community Relations, all students and staff are required to participate.

Last school year was the first time GCSS had participated in International Walk to School Day. Students and staff from Greene County Preschool, GES, CMS, and a select group of high school students walked along MLK Jr. Drive to their schools, while UPE students and staff walked along Dolvin Ave. to UPE. LOA students also participated in the Walk. As an award for walking, students received stickers and a Certificate of Participation.

Pictures from the 2011 Walk-to-School Day Event.

Walk to School Day - 2010

Greene County Schools to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 1, 2010

Greene County School System will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Friday, October 1, 2010. The actual date of the event is October 6, 2010, but because Greene County students were out of school for fall break, Superintendent Davis selected the Friday before fall break as  the International Walk to School Day for Greene County School System.More

Greene County students observe “Walk to School Day” - October 1, 2010

More than 1,700 Greene County students walked a half-mile to school on Friday in observance of Greene County School System Walk to School Day. This is the first year the school system has participated in the international event, which typically includes 5,000 schools from 50 states and walkers from 40 countries around the world.More

Safe Routes to School & International Walk to School Day

 CLICK HERE to read the information provided at the Board of Education Work Session held on September 13, 2010.

Union Point Elementary School - Introduces Safe Routes to School Plan

Pictures & Video from the 2010 Walk to School Day Event

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