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International Walk & Roll to School Day

Don’t miss the fun this October 6, 2021!

Thousands of students across San Francisco will walk, bike, scoot, and roll to school on Wednesday, October 6.

The event builds yearlong excitement around getting to school in people-powered ways that are good for our health, environment, and communities.

How it works: SFUSD elementary schools

  • Get the word out to parents and caregivers. Parents, caregivers, teachers, and principals are encouraged to promote this year’s Walk & Roll to School Day in a variety of ways leading up to October 6. This can include setting up meet-up locations for students to walk together, including in your school’s newsletter, and more. Here are graphics to use in promotion; your school should receive copies of this promotional poster.
  • Get students excited and ready. All SFUSD elementary school teachers will receive a Walk & Roll participation poster to hang in their classroom before October 6. Teachers are encouraged to talk about and remind students leading up to the big day.
  • Walk and roll on October 6! On Wednesday, October 6, students will mark how they arrived at school on their classroom’s tracking poster. Here’s what the classroom Walk & Roll poster looks like.
  • Submit participation to win prizes. Teachers will submit their classroom’s results by Thursday, October 7 at 5:00PM. (Submission form will be posted here before October 7). The winning classroom for each SFUSD elementary school will be announced the week of October 11. Prize packages and certificates will be shipped that week!

Middle and high school students can join the fun, too!

This year, SFUSD middle and high school students can also participate on October 6 for a chance to win prizes including rollerskates, scooters, and skateboards. Learn more.

Learn more

If you have questions, please contact Vernon Haney, Family & Schools Coordinator. Walk SF is proud to lead Walk & Roll Week as part of our role in the San Francisco Safe Routes to School Partnership.

The San Francisco Safe Routes to School Partners

This project was made possible in part by Proposition K sales tax dollars provided by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.