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Hastings High School senior Zach Pearson plays Jean Valjean during a performance of “Les Miserables” at his school on Sunday, April 17.

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Students hop aboard the Walking School Bus

By Jackie Lupo

IRVINGTON — Last Thursday, April 14, about 40 Irvington students bound for Dows Lane and Main Street schools hopped on a new transport — the “walking school bus.” Several groups of youngsters, accompanied by parents, walked to school that morning, picking up new “passengers” along pre-planned routes.

More routes are being added to the program, which will continue on Thursday mornings to Dows Lane (grades K-3) and Friday mornings to Main Street (grades 4-5), rain or shine, through June. The Main Street program was shifted to Fridays after last week’s kickoff, when only five students participated due to early-morning extracurricular activities, such as music practice. Such sessions don’t happen on Fridays.

Main Street School starts classes at 8:50 a.m., while Dows Lane begins
at 8.

Families who want to get on board
as chaperones should e-mail
Maura Gedid at Irvingtonsaferoutes@gmail.com. Sign-up is required because there must be enough chaperones for the number of children walking, and there is an educational component to the program, in which participants learn rules about safe walking.
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Students follow a walking school bus route on Main Street on April 14.