Wednesday is International Walk to School Day, and Montclair public schools have special activities planned to support students and parents walking and biking to and from school.
“Thanks to the Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) grant that funded workshops in the Elementary and Middle Schools last year, parents and students are much more aware of the benefits and fun of walking and biking to school,” said Alexandra Kent, SRTS Coordinator for Montclair Township.
“Every school is actively encouraging walking and biking, as well as working to make their school environment safer for walkers and bikers. I'm confident that we will see increasing numbers of children participating in this event as well as choosing to walk or bike more frequently throughout the year.”
Drivers are also reminded to “Drive with care in Montclair” and slow down, stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and put down the cell phone.
Montclair Police will be out enforcing traffic laws to keep our community safe.The Township of Montclair will hold two flu shot clinics on Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Montclair Public Schools will have their third annual Family Night Wednesday. There will be no after-school events or activities, and teachers will not assign homework, so that families may have a night “off” to spend time together.