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Safe Walking Tips

At Federal Way Public Schools scholar safety is a number one priority. With school heading back to in-person learning, all drivers, scholars and families are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings as they travel to and from school.

It’s important to note school zones are in place to alert drivers, save lives and prevent serious injuries near schools. Drivers are encouraged to take the following precautions on roads, especially around schools:

Safe walking tips for students include:

 It takes all of us — the greater Federal Way community — to ensure each scholar’s safe arrival to school. Thank you for taking your part.

  • Slow down and be alert to the actions of pedestrians and other drivers.
  • Pay attention to and abide by the speed limit, which in school zones is 20 miles per hour.
  • Be alert for children in school zones.
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians.
  • Reduce traffic congestion and keep children visible. Do not double-park, stop in crosswalks, or interfere with school buses in the bus loading area of a school.
  • Discuss a safe route to and from school.
  • Teach children to stop at the curb and look both ways before crossing the street.
  • When crossing, walk, do not run, and keep an eye out for turning vehicles.
  • If your child rides a bike, skateboard or roller blades, always wear helmets and protective clothing; put reflectors on your bike and shoes.
  • Stay on a walking route approved by parents and go directly to and from school (scholars will be expected to walk home immediately after dismissal).