Students around Oregon celebrated Winter Walk+Roll to School Day on February 23rd, 2022, showing that walking and rolling to school is fun to do all year long.

A Commute Options volunteer walks with Bear Creek Elementary Walking School Bus students on Winter Walk+Roll to School Day in Bend.

Despite record low temperatures, students at Bend’s Bear Creek Elementary school bundled up to walk and roll to school, while playing a winter themed bingo game. Students were asked to mark what they saw on their walk or roll to school, and turn it in to coordinator Whitney Bennett for a prize. 146 students walked or rolled and got goodie bags to take home.

Students from Medford School District walk to school together on the frosty Winter Walk+Roll to School Day morning.

In Medford, 509 students from 5 different schools woke up on a cold morning and walked and rolled to school. Coordinator Julie van Horn worked with local groups and high school students to walk with students to school, making sure the day was fun and safe for all. Students who participated were entered into a raffle to win great prizes.

Students from Cesar Chavez School in Portland walk to school.

In Portland, students at Cesar Chavez School celebrated Winter Walk+Roll to School Day on March 9th. Family volunteers and teachers guided students along three different walking school bus routes. Coordinator Hannah Howsman says that these volunteers made all the difference in having a successful and safe Winter Walk+Roll to School Day. After their walk, students got stickers and Strider & Viv comic books to continue learning about pedestrian safety.

Thank you to all the schools and SRTS coordinators around the state who participated in Winter Walk+Roll to School Day! Your efforts help make our communities stronger, and get students walking and rolling to school all year long.