Safe Routes to School Metro Atlanta Region Winners!

We’re excited to announce that Decatur has received three awards from the Georgia Safe Routes to School program!

Metro Atlanta Region Winners for 2023!

Partner of the Year – Glennwood Elementary School, City Schools of Decatur

Friend of the Year – City of Decatur Police Department

Statewide Partner Award – Decatur Parks & Recreation Department

We’re proud to be a city where you can walk and roll to school safely. Thanks to the Decatur community for helping us make it a great school year!

Cindy Bryan named Metro Atlanta’s Crossing Guard of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce Metro Atlanta’s Crossing Guard of the Year: Ms. Cindy Bryan with The City of Decatur Schools- Fifth Avenue Upper Es, Beacon Hill MS, and Decatur HS!! We celebrated Crossing Guard Appreciation last week with brunch and a chance to recognize our dedicated group of amazing crossing guards. Help us celebrate our Crossing Guards every day as they work to provide a safe route to and from school for the children and teens of Decatur.

Thank you to the Safe Routes to School Committee and Partners – Decatur Police Department, GA Safe Routes to School, and GA Commute Options for the support.

National School Bus Safety Week

Join Georgia Commute Schools as we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, October 17 – 21, 2022. This year’s theme is “1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education,” reminding parents, students, teachers, and motorists that we all play an essential role in ensuring the school buses make it to their destinations safely each day. To celebrate, the GCS team plans to offer a week of activities to get students involved:

  • Monday: Read books about school buses, then brainstorm bus safety rules. 
  • Tuesday: Create posters illustrating the theme: 1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education.
  • Wednesday: Write a story, song, or poem about bus safety. 
  • Thursday: Create an educational 1–2-minute video about bus safety.
  • Friday: Write thank-you notes to the bus drivers for keeping you safe

Please sign up, if your school is planning on participating in NSBSW!

(National School Bus Safety Week – Google Forms)

Learn your Safe Routes to School before heading back on Tuesday!

City Schools of Decatur are back in session on Tuesday! Learn your Safe Route to School before you walk or roll. Our updated Safe Routes to School map is below and you can also scan the QR code to store the map on your phone. Visit our SRTS webpage to learn more.

Safe Routes to School Map

Wrapping Up Love My Bus Month

Decatur School kids tell us why they Love their Bus!

As we wrap by Love My Bus month, we wanted to give one last shoutout to our dedicated Bus Drivers and Monitors. Thank you for always keeping Decatur kids safe! GA Commute Options and Decatur Active Living recognized our Bus Driver’s and Monitors with an Appreciation Certificate and a swag bag. GA Commute Options created a video of Decatur School children telling us why they Love their Bus and the Bus Driver’s.

Decatur Active Living’s Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays to all! Decatur Active Living facilities and programs will have a modified schedule until the New Year.

Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will close on Thursday, December 23 at 2:00 PM through Monday, January 3.

Glenlake Tennis Center will be closed on December 24 and December 25 as well as December 31 and January 1. All other days have normal business hours.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool will have normal business hours except for the following dates:

  • Friday, December 23: 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • December 24 and 25: Closed for Christmas
  • Sunday, December 26: 12:00 PM (noon) – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, December 31: 6:00 AM – 2:00 pm
  • January 1: Closed on New Years Day
  • Sunday, January 2: 12:00 PM (noon) – 5:00 PM

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please reach out to our front desk at 404-377-0494.

It’s National School Bus Safety Week!

Be Safe: Know the Danger Zone

Buses are big! If you can’t see the driver, the driver can’t see you. Protect yourself and others by staying out of the danger zone with the following safety tips.

  1. No Touch Zone – If you can touch the bus, you’re too close
  2. Keep your Distance – Stay 10 feet away from all sides of the school bus
  3. Stay Alert – Look to the left and right before entering or exiting the bus
  4. Wait for the OK – Wait for the driver’s signal to cross and never cross behind the bus

Don’t forget to show extra appreciation for your bus drivers this week!

Mobile Recreation Center next Tuesday at Ebster Field

We hope to see you at Ebster Field next Tuesday, July 20th for some summer fun! We have games and sports for us to play. See you there!

It’s National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is here. As a reminder, this year’s theme is “Red Lights Mean Stop!” Whether you’re riding a bus now or planning to ride one in the future, practicing school bus safety is always important.

Share the love! Remember to appreciate your bus drivers this week and on Thursday’s “We Love Our Bus Driver Day.” Bus drivers inspire us all through their hard work, dedication and bravery. We want to honor them this school year for going the extra mile to serve our families and schools during the pandemic. 

Congratulations to the SRTS Bike Poster Winners!

It is always exciting to see what wonderful poster entries we have for the annual SRTS Bike Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Why I Bike.”

The winners were selected by our sponsor, Little Shop of Stories. Generally, the winning artists attend a City Commission Meeting to give a poster to the commission. This is on hold for now, and we look forward to giving each artist their gift certificates at that time as well.

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