What is a Walking School Bus (WSB)?
Actually, there is no bus! The Walking School Bus (WSB) is a group of children and grown-ups who walk to or from school together. Every WSB has at least one leader who walks along a specific route, picking up students along the way.
Who are the Walking School Bus leaders?
Right now, mostly Los Amigos teachers. Parents and community members who want to lead are school-approved volunteers and attend a mandatory training with Safe Routes to School staff.
How often does the WSB run?
Every Friday morning for Los Amigos’ Fitness Fridays, along five routes. With more parent involvement and interest, the Walking School Bus can run more frequently and with more routes.
How can I be a WSB leader?
• attend a one-hour training session
• be available to walk or bike on Friday mornings
• be willing to guide students safely to school along the feature routes
• be on time and dependable
What if I live too far from school?
You can Park & Walk. If you normally drive, skip the line of traffic and and park near the WSB meeting spots.
How do I sign up to volunteer?
Fill out the interest form on this page under resources and return to the front office. We will contact you with more information about the volunteer training.
Why should I be a WSB leader?
Connect to the school community. Leading a walking route is a special way to get to know students, families, and neighbors. It’s only 30 minutes, once a week! This is a fun way to get active and spend quality time with your child.
Support your child in developing healthy habits. Kids who start their day being active get exercise and arrive school more alert.
For your community. Less cars near the school means safer streets to cross and cleaner air to breathe.
Have more questions? Contact us!