Starting Wednesday, September 11, 2013
8:10am Departure time (please be on time!)
We have several families (aka “Stair Masters”) ready to go for the maiden voyage of the Madera Walking SchoolBus, on Potrero Street starting on Wednesday morning. If you’d like to join or drop-off, the meeting point is in the map / streetview photo above – just drive up Potrero a little after 8:00am and look for the friendly people waving the “Madera School Bus” signs.
This is the route the bus is taking from Potrero to school –
It uses a sneaky path off of Potrero that has a staircase up to Julian. You can park / join up on Julian Drive if you + your child would like a bit shorter / easier for the first school bus (it’s a fair amount of stairs) or if you’re running late.
NOTE: there is some construction happening on Potrero at the moment so if you’re parking + walking along with the bus, keep this in mind.
Also, if your child is younger than a 2nd grader and/or climbing lots of stairs is not their favorite thing, please come along with the bus for the first few times. (We have no idea what bribes will work to get your child up all those stairs!) If you are dropping off, please make sure your kids know to stay with the group and the general pedestrian safety rules.
Lastly, this “Stair Masters” route on Potrero got by far the best response since my first post about the Madera Schoolbus – though I’ve proposed some other routes that will hopefully get off the ground soon – if you’re interested (or if you have another idea for a route) please get in touch with me or respond in the comment area below!