Walk and Wheel Week – May 29-June 2

SJD’s Walk and Wheel Week runs from May 29 – June 2!

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Get active and join us for some FUN activities.

Active travel includes biking, scootering, skateboarding, rollerblading, and walking.

Instead of driving to the school, consider dropping your kids off 5 minutes away so they can join their peers in walking to school. Check out the “Drive to 5 map” for drop off points. (Driving loop will be closed during this week. See more info below)


  • Monday 8:30-9:00am — Kick off Walk and Wheel Week with a Coffee Station in front of SJD!
  • Friday 2:00-3:15pm — Blender bike and bike decorating!
  • School Street Fun Days (Every day) – Classes can enjoy School Street (see below)

We need volunteers!

Please consider volunteering here to help make this initiative a success! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4BAFAA2EA7F58-walk

School Street

Thurlow Road from Moss Street to the staff parking lot will become a School Street.

Thurlow Road will be closed to traffic from:

  • 8:30 to 9:00 am (typical timeframe for dropping students off at school)
  • 2:15 to 3:00 pm (typical timeframe for picking students up after school)

(This section of Thurlow Road will be open to vehicle traffic at all other times of the day throughout October.)

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If your child has a health issue or disability that requires the use of the drop-off loop, please contact the school office in advance to make arrangements: 250-382-7788.

Why Do We Need A School Street?

School streets are an international initiative that creates a car-free environment around schools at the start and end of the school day.

  • This prioritizes safe walking and wheeling for children, caregivers, and teachers.
  • Reducing idling time and improves the air quality around the school.
  • Walking and wheeling to school provides an opportunity for physical fitness.
  • School Streets make it safer for children to independently travel to and from school.