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Polar Walk 2019

January 31, 2019 (Moscow, Idaho) — Walking to school is a fun and healthy activity in any weather. Safe Routes to School, celebrating its 10th year of operation, will hold the annual “Polar Walk” on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Participating schools include:

  • A. B. McDonald Elementary
  • J. Russell Elementary
  • Lena Whitmore Elementary
  • Moscow Charter School
  • Moscow Middle School
  • Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School
  • West Park Elementary
Safe Routes to School strives to provide safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to walk to school. The Polar Walk, an event unique to Moscow, encourages active travel to and from school even in winter weather conditions. 

Students who live too far or are unable to walk all the way to school can participate by getting dropped off a few blocks away from their school and walking the rest of the way. University of Idaho students will be at each school to host a Walk AT School event, where students dropped off by car or bus can participate by walking around the school grounds before class begins. 

Please check with your child’s school about Walking School Bus availability, drop off locations, and departure times. All Walking School Buses will be assisted by school personnel and parent volunteers to facilitate safety and on time arrival to school. Parents and guardians are welcome to join the Walking School Bus with their student. 

Please remember to dress appropriately for the conditions by wearing boots, gloves, hats, winter coats, snow pants, and scarves. Recommended walking routes to your school and Park-and-Walk locations are available at: Click on your school for printable and interactive maps.

We ask all Moscow residents to drive with caution in all school zones to help accommodate the high volume of children walking to school on this day. The Moscow Police Department will offer additional safety patrol at school sites. 

The Moscow Safe Routes to School program is based in the Movement Sciences Department, College of Education at the University of Idaho. For additional information, please contact Erin Bacon at 509-432-4787 or via email at

For additional information, please visit these websites:
Moscow Safe Routes to School
National Center for Safe Routes to School


Story Contact: Erin Bacon, Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Phone: 509-432-4787

City of Moscow

206 E Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor
Phone - 208.883.7006
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