Newport City Elementary School will celebrate Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on Friday, Nov. 21, Walk to School Day.

Crossing guards are out there to shepherd us safely across the street. They keep children safe from traffic throughout the year -- no matter the conditions: wind, rain, snow or heat. Crossing guards play a critical role in our communities. From protecting children as they head to school to helping their parents walk to the train station, crossing guards make the streets safer for everyone.

For these reasons, Newport City Elementary will celebrate with a walking school bus walk to school day. NCES crossing guards will be presented with certificates of appreciation.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

NCES Students will only be walking to school. The end of the day dismissal will proceed as usual. For additional information, contact Jennifer Woolard or Colleen Moore de Ortiz at the Vermont Department of Health, (802) 334-6707.

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