Getting to school

getting to school

 

Walking, Cycling and Carpooling to School

  • VBE and the City of Vancouver aims to make Vancouver a cleaner, greener, healthier city - one student, one parent and one teacher at a time. VBE and the City of Vancouver want to encourage students to walk, cycle and carpool to school.  For more information see the City of Vancouver's webapge Children and the Environment.

Public Transportation

  • Go to TransLink to find the best routes by bus or SkyTrain to school.

Traffic and Student Safety

  • Many parents volunteeer their time to patrol school parking lots and drop off areas.  The Vancouver Police has published a brochure to provide some guidelines to ensure that safety procedures are followed.  See Parent Parking Patrol Handbook for more information.

School Safety Patrol Program

Vancouver school staff work with Vancouver Police and City of Vancouver on a range of school traffic safety issues including the School Safety Patrol Program. The Vancouver School Safety Patrol Program is the longest operating student safety patrol program in BC and has been in operation since 1935. It is also the largest school district based patrol program in BC with more than 1,300 students from 37 elementary schools who volunteer each school year to help guard busy intersections near schools.Patrollers are from grades 5 to 7 and are trained by the Vancouver Police traffic section to help students cross safely at intersections near Vancouver schools. Teachers in each school act as patroller sponsors and oversee the teams.

Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver has  proclaimed March 1st as School Patrol Day. Click on here to see the related news article. Click the following link to see the Official Proclamation.