Safe Routes to SchoolStreet Smarts - Safe Routes to School Logos

Walking and biking to school is healthy for our kids and healthy for our environment.  We encourage all students to walk, bike, or scooter to school whenever possible.  You can identify the best route for your student to walk or bike to school by checking out a copy of the MME Suggested Routes to School map, which can be found in the school office, posted behind the school near the bike racks, or online in English or Spanish and more information can be found at https://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/public-works/bike-pedestrian-program/street-smarts.

Bike racks Active4.me Scanning Program

MME is an active participant in the Active4.me Scanning Program, which is run under Safe Routes to School through the City of Davis Streets Smarts Program.  Active4.me uses bar code scanning technology to log students’ walking, bicycling, and scooting to and from school. GOOD FOR STUDENT HEALTH, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:

  • Parents can receive a notification via phone, text, or email when their students arrive at school.
  • Students can track miles traveled, calories spent, money saved and carbon reduction.
  • Schools can follow their collective efforts to promote student health and reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Teachers can use real-time data for fun classroom activities.

Kids on BikesParent permission is required for students to sign up for Active4.me! You will find a permission slip at https://montgomery.active4.me/, which must be printed & signed in order to receive a student barcode tag.  Active4.me will be next to the bike racks in the morning 8:00-8:30 AM starting in September to receive permission forms and issue bar code tags. We start logging miles the same day we get your permission form!

PARENTS – WE NEED YOU!!  Our goal is to scan in students at all 3 MME entrances – front bike racks, back bike racks, & CCD/Lillard.  Being a volunteer is EASY – you can download the free active4.me scanner app (Apple or Google Play), and then hang out by the bike racks with your friends, and scan each student’s tag when they arrive at school.

If you would like to volunteer, need help downloading the app, or have other questions about the Bike/Walk-to-School programs, please contact our Walk/Bike-to-School Program Lead Lisa Hicklin  at lisa.hicklin@gmail.com.

Walk Bike to SchoolWalk/Bike-to-School Days

Walk/Bike-to-School Days are national and global events in which school children in Davis will be joining kids from more than 40 countries around the country and the world celebrating the benefits of walking and biking to school.

Parents, students, teachers, and staff are invited to walk, bike or scoot to school on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 and Wednesday, May 6th2020 and check in at the bike racks for stickers, to sign our school poster, and for other goodies to celebrate your good work for yourself, our community, and our environment!

If you have any questions, please contact our Walk/Bike-to-School Program Lead Lisa Hicklin  at lisa.hicklin@gmail.com.

Bike SafetyBike Helmets

Walk/Bike-to-School PTA Committee, in collaboration with the community-based Davis Bicycles School Committee and the City of Davis Street Smart Program, usually hosts a Bike Safety Rodeo at the bike rack on the blacktop near the lunch tables. Your child should have a signed consent form, helmet, and bike (in good working order) to participate. The Bike Safety Rodeo is designed for children who have the basic skills of riding a bike (e.g. knowing, at a minimum, how to stop and start properly and how to take one hand off the handle bars to signal).

SAFETY REMINDER FOR PARENTS: Helmets are REQUIRED BY LAW on all youth under the age of 18 who ride a bike, scoot, skateboard, or skate. Please make sure that your child has a properly fitted helmet, and knows how to travel safely. Helpful resource guides in English and Spanish can be found on the City of Davis’s Street Smarts website.

If you have any questions, please contact our Walk/Bike-to-School Program Lead Lisa Hicklin  at lisa.hicklin@gmail.com.