Walking School Bus Communication Tools

The following files provide examples for you to use as you organize your Walking or Bicycle Train groups. Once you develop the rules and expectations for families and leaders, you need to ensure that everyone knows what is required of them. Open and clear communication is key to ensuring that your program is successful.

If you choose an informal structure you may not need to use all of these forms. You will, though, need to establish that everyone is aware of and understands the structure and rules for the WSB or the BT.

The registration/consent form is essential. You must ensure that parents have consented to their children walking or cycling with the group. The other forms should provide a clear outline for what parents, children and WSB/BT leaders can expect.

We are also including a letter to inform teachers when a child is involved in a Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train.

Walking School Bus Song
by Charlotte Diamond

Listen to a sample

Chorus:

When I go to my school,
I like to walk and I’m no fool,
With my friends, I’m just fine.
Riding the Walking School Bus.

1.
One of our parents comes along,
We whistle and talk or sing a song,
Who needs a car when it’s not too far?
Riding the Walking School Bus.

(Bridge)

Two by two we cross the street,
Look left and right, then pick up our feet,
We don’t run, we stay together,
Walking to school in all kinds of weather.

Rain? Sure!
Snow? Of course!
Windy? Fine!
How about sunshine? Walking in sunshine!

2.
I like walking in fresh air.
With my friends, I haven’t a care.
Looking for birds, bugs and bears!
Riding the Walking School Bus.

3.
On the way back home, we’ve stories to tell.
What’s new at school, which words we can spell?
One by one we say, “Good bye,”
Riding the Walking School Bus.

(Bridge)

When I go to my school,
I like to walk and I’m no fool,
With my friends, I’m just fine.
Riding the Walking School Bus.

Vroom, Vroom … Beep, Beep, Beep!
Who needs a car when it’s not too far?
Vroom, Vroom … Beep, Beep, Beep!
Riding the Walking School Bus.

To order a copy of Charlotte Diamond’s Walking School Bus CD, please visit her website.