District celebrates National Bike to School Day
ALBANY, N.Y. (May
8, 2019) – Albany Police
Department bike officers and mounted police greeted Arbor Hill
Elementary students as they began their day. The special reception was
part of National Bike to School Day, an event intended to promote
activity and bicycle safety.
Once inside, kindergarten through second grade was treated to an
interactive presentation that provided important bike tips, thanks to
the Albany County DPW Traffic Safety Education Program.
"This could not have come at a more perfect time," said principal
Rosalind Gaines-Harrell of the event. "The nice weather is here and our
students are anxious to to be outside and now they are equipped with the
rules and regulations of the road to keep them safe this spring and
In addition to the Albany County DPW Traffic Education Program, the
event was made possible thanks to valuable community partners: Albany
police Department, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Motor
Vehicles and AAA Hudson Valley.
More than 1,000 events are held in 49 states to celebrate
Bike to School Day, which started in 2012.
Here is a
link to a Facebook photo album from the event.
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
than 9,300 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.