Return to School Transportation Resources
For families that are returning to in-person instruction, getting kids to and from school may be a challenge, especially for our families who have relied on bus transportation. Here is some information and resources to help us navigate this new routine together.
Walking and Biking
As many Cedar Park families already know, “active” transportation is a great way to wake up kids’ bodies and minds for a day of learning. The Stay Healthy Street on 37th Ave NE has created a lower-traffic and more pleasant route to Cedar Park for families who walk or roll to school.
Some parents have expressed interest in walking and biking in a Timberwolf pack. Fun! Here are resources about leading walking school bus or a bicycle train.
Want to roll and stroll in safety and style? Our Safe Routes to School program has a supply of high-visibility backpack covers available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request one!
There is now a carpool connection forum you can join to help families connect with each other. You can request or offer rides HERE and look for carpool matches HERE (please check your email from Ms Kelley or Principal Z for the password!). We have also posted a set of carpool recommendations for families to help ensure your carpool is smooth and safe for all. If you are needing a carpool for your student, or have room in your car for some friends, please check it out!
You can also post carpool needs on Facebook in the Cedar Park Family Connections group.
A few friendly safety notes
- 37th Ave NE has been designated a Stay Healthy Street, intended primarily for people walking and bicycling. If driving, please consider using other routes if at all possible.
- When dropping off and picking up, be mindful of our neighbors—please do not block their driveways or walkways!
- With the exception of the school property, most streets do not have sidewalks. Be aware of kids walking and biking to school.
- The speed limit on all Seattle residential streets is 20 mph, and 25mph on most nearby arterials. Thanks for honoring our community by honoring the speed limits.