Heron School (Elementary and Middle)

Students who walk or bike to school are more alert in class and able to concentrate better.

About Footloose Fridays

Walking and biking to school reduces traffic, promotes learning and good health, and helps the environment. Join the movement and walk, bike, or skate to school every Friday.

Students in grades K-2 should stop by our table on campus to get their Footloose Fridays card punched. They will accumulate an assortment of different colored charms throughout the year to display their love for walking/biking to school.

Students in grades 3-6 have the opportunity to earn Boot Bucks in the Trip Scanner program. Be sure to get your Trip Scanner tag scanned in each Friday that you walk, bike, or skate to school.

Do you live too far away from school to walk from home? Park at least 3 blocks away from school and walk the rest of the way in. Walking at least 3 blocks from school is counted as a walking day for the Footloose Fridays program.

Walking School Bus

Can’t walk your child to school? Join a walking school bus! Students will walk together as a group to school; adult volunteers will be present. Is that time and location not convenient for you? Start your own walking group with friends and neighbors!

Meet up with the walking school bus at 7:40 am under the shaded picnic structure at Burberry Park (2400 Burberry Way)

Or, meet up with the walking school bus at 7:45 am at The Club at Natomas Park (Club Center Dr. & Banfield Dr.)

Get Involved

There are several ways for you to help; volunteers are needed at the Footloose Fridays’ table in the main quad and at the back gate to help punch cards and distribute charms from 7:40 am - 8:15 am. 

Or, if you would rather combine your morning workout with your volunteerism, you can chaperone the walking school bus - meet up at Burberry Park (2400 Burberry Way) under the shaded picnic structure between 7:40 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. 

Stop by the Footloose Fridays table or email Mike for more information and to get started!