Walk, Bike, Scoot, or Carpool to School! Safe Routes to School and the Honeybee Power Programs are back! Students who walk, bike, Scoot, or Carpool to school October 4-7 can enter to win prizes by scanning their Honeybee Power cards at entry gates along Blossom Hill and Cherry Blossom road before school. Parents are needed to help track students on Thursday, October 6 before school. We are also looking for Fisher Middle School Students to help scan students on Monday mornings throughout the year for our Honeybee Power program. Data collected through these programs help the local Safe Routes to School Chapter work with the town and police department in allocating resources for student safety. Fisher Students Sign Up Here
Honeybee Power FAQs What is the Honeybee Power Program? Each Monday, students who walk, bike, Scooter, or carpool to school can scan their "Honeybee Power" cards and be entered into weekly drawings for special prizes and school spirit gear. This program aims to reduce traffic congestion an provides a healthier environment for our school. We are also able to share information collected with partner organizations at the town and in law enforcement so they can allocate safety resources around campus.
What does my student need to participate? All Blossom Hill students will receive a card with a unique QR code in their classroom. The card is durable and should be used for the duration of the student's time at Blossom Hill. Replacement cards can be purchased for $3 through the Home & School Club. The card should be attached to the student's backpack to make scanning easy for everyone.
What makes up a carpool? A carpool includes students from two or more families traveling in the same car. Families with three or more students traveling in the same car are also considered carpoolers.
What is considered walking? Families who live close to campus can walk to school easily. However, families who live driving distance from campus are considered walkers if they park at Shir Hadash or Blossom Hill Park and walk their children to campus. This reduces the traffic in our drive aisles and helps reduce the back up of cars onto Blossom Hill Road and Cherry Blossom Road. Please do not park at the Presbyterian Church. Please do not cross the street in undesignated areas without a crosswalk. Crossing without a crosswalk puts you, your student and other members of the community in an unsafe situation. Where can my child get their card scanned on Mondays? Students can be scanned at the MPR, Front Office, Cherry Blossom, and Kindergarten entry gates. Five volunteers are needed to help scan student cards at these entry gates each week. Please sign up here to help support this program. (If there is not a scanner at your usual gate, we were short of volunteers. Please sign up to help scan the following week.) Fisher students can also sign up to scan and have their time counted toward Fisher's community service program.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Coral Soto, Honeybee Power Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is proudly brought to you through the Blossom Hill Home & School Club's Partnership with Safe Routes to School Los Gatos-Monte Sereno and is supported in part by your donations to One Community Los Gatos.