Back to School, Bike and Walk to School

Back to School . . . a checklist

Purchased school supplies? . . . check

Attended Back-to-School Night? . . . check

Remembering what number day it is for class schedules? . . . sometimes

Joining the Walk and Roll Club on Wednesday September 18th? . . . check, check, check!
Join us on Wednesday September 18 for our 
Back to School Walk and Roll Club

What is the Walk and Roll Club?

On Walk and Roll Wednesdays, students and parents are encouraged to leave the car at home and take walk or ride a bike to school . . .
  • for health
  • for the environment
  • for safer streets 
  • for arriving awake and ready to learn
Netcong Elementary students who walk or bike to school on these days will receive a backpack charm. Charms will be handed out in front of the school by the flag pole. Students can walk from home or join one of two walking buses anywhere along a designated route. See the tab at the top of this page for the walking school bus map. Meet at the Netcong Train Station or DiRenzo Park at 8:00am and join your friends to walk together. If you drive, you can take advantage of either of these two sites as a remote drop-off location. Meet other parents at the start points and children can walk together. Let's see if we can have NO CARS at drop-off.

Once you get the hang of walking or bicycling, try it every day. 

Back-to-School Bonus - new, smooth sidewalks are in place and our crossing guards are back in action every day. 

Attention parents and students, our crossing guards are there to help you. All students must cross the street at the crosswalk where there is a crossing guard on duty. Crossing between parked cars is dangerous, don't do it.

Bike racks are located at the back of the school by the Board of Education building. Wear a helmet, bring a lock and come around to the front of the school to pick up a celebratory backpack charm.

For the list of the Walk and Roll events throughout the year, click here 

Coming up, October is International Walk and Bike to School Month and another chance for joining the Walk and Roll Club. Rock on!

Walk and Roll Club for 2013-2014

The Walk and Roll Club is back with new events and backpack charms!

Join the monthly Walk and Roll Wednesdays by walking or cycling to school. Stop by the front of the school to collect backpack charms. Walk or bike to school on your own or join a walking school bus from the Train Station or DiRenzo Park. Walking Buses leave at 8 am. Be sure to thank our crossing guards who are out there no matter what the weather. 

Why walk or bike to school?
There are multiple benefits of walking and bicycling including:
  • increasing physical activity
  • teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to students
  • awareness of how walkable and bikeable our community is and where improvements can be made
  • reducing traffic congestion, pollution and motor vehicle speed near schools
  • arriving awake and ready to learn which leads to improved test scores
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