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Safe Walking Routes

Riverside Elementary is a walking school. The only buses that come to our school are for our Special Education students. Please click on the link below for safe walking routes to our school.

When walking or riding your bike or scooter to school remember these safety tips:

  • Walk only on the sidewalk, or if there is no sidewalk, walk on the side of the road.
  • Do not walk, ride or play in the street.
  • Stop, look and listen at every road edge. Look left, look right, then left again.
  • Cross the street only at designated crosswalks or at the edge of streets. Never run across the middle of the street.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike or scooter.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Do not accept rides to or from school from a person you do not know.
  • Students who eat breakfast at Riverside may arrive at school at 7:25 for A track or 8:40 for B Track and should go directly to the cafeteria. All other students should not arrive at school until 15 minutes before the bell rings.
  • Do not leave the school grounds before the end of the school day unless you have checked out in the office.
  • When being dropped off at the school, exit on the passenger side of the vehicle directly onto the sidewalk.

Riverside Elementary Safe Walking Routes

Riverside Elementary Safe Walking Routes map:

STUDENTS LIVING WEST OF 1300 WEST may walk to one of the crossing guards on 1300 West and cross with the crossing guard and proceed to the school. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN TO CROSS 1300 WEST ANYWHERE OTHER THAN WHERE THE CROSSING GUARDS ARE POSTED.

STUDENTS LIVING IN THE AREA OF 1300 WEST, EAST OF THE JORDAN RIVER AND NORTH OF 9000 SOUTH may enter the school at the north or south entrances and at the northeast and southeast corners of the playground.

STUDENTS LIVING EAST OF 1300 WEST TO THE JORDAN RIVER AND SOUTH OF 9000 SOUTH will walk along 9000 South to 1300 West. Students will cross 9000 South and proceed north on 1300 West to 8830 South. Proceed east to 1220 West, then north to the school.

STUDENTS LIVING IN RIVER RIDGE AND COUNTRYWOOD SUBDIVISIONS walk east to 1300 West; north on 1300 West to 9000 South. Cross 1300 West to the Conoco station. Cross north on 9000 South and walk along 1300 West to 8830 South. Cross 8830 South, walking east to 1220 West, then north to the school.

STUDENTS LIVING IN THE STONEBRIDGE APARTMENTS walk north on 1510 West to 9000 South; East along 9000 South to 1300 West. Cross 1300 West to the Conoco station. Cross 9000 South; walk along 1300 West to 8830 South. Cross 8830 South, walking east to 1220 West, then north to the school.

STUDENTS LIVING IN BRIGADOON PARKS ESTATES walk west to 1640 West; north to Fox Park Drive; east on Fox Park Drive to 9000 South; east on 9000 South to 1300 West. Cross 9000 South; Walk along 1300 West to 8830 South. Cross 8830 South, walking east to 1220 West, then north to the school.

STUDENTS LIVING IN FOX POINT SUBDIVISION walk east to 1300 West. Walk along the west side of 1300 West to crossing guard. Cross 1300 West, and proceed to the school.

STUDENTS LIVING IN THE PLUM CREEK SUBDIVISION walk east on Bristol Ridge (8420 South) to 1300 West. Walk along the west side of 1300 West to crossing guard. Cross 1300 West and proceed to the school.

STUDENTS LIVING IN THE GREENBRIAR AND BROOKSIDE SUBDIVISION walk east on 8200 South, then south on 1480 West, east on 8230 South, south on 1360 West, east on 8270 South, south on 1325 West, east on 8380 South to 1300 West, south to crossing guard. Cross 1300 West and proceed to the school.

STUDENTS LIVING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF 7800 SOUTH walk to 1300 West; walk south along 1300 West, crossing the railroad tracks at the "Turn Back' or "Z" crossing, to the crossing guard. Cross 1300 West and proceed to the school.

STUDENTS RIDING BIKES to school should use safety precautions at all times. Once they enter school property they are to get off their bike and walk it on the school grounds. They are to walk their bikes to the bike rack. (The bikes will be locked during the school day). Students are encouraged to wear a helmet if they ride their bikes.

STUDENTS WHO ARE COAPOOLED TO SCHOOL COMING FROM THE NORTH (from 8600 S or 8680 S), may enter the NORTH PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF at the south entrance, then exit onto 1220 W through the north exit.

STUDENTS WHO ARE CARPOOLED TO SCHOOL COMING FROM THE SOUTH (from 8830 S) may enter the SOUTH PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF at the south entrance, then exit onto 1220 W through the north exit.

STUDENTS WILL EXIT CAR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE ONLY, DIRECTLY TO THE SIDEWALK, walk along the sidewalk, and enter the school playground at Gate A or Gate B.

STUDENTS BEING DROPPED OFF ALONG THE FENCE LINE between the crosswalk on 8830 South and the school should unload on the passenger side of the vehicle, walk along the sidewalk and enter the school playground through Gate A or Gate B.

THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT AND DROP OFF STATION will become very congested with traffic before and after school. To avoid some of the congestion, students may also be dropped off along the east sidewalk along the fence just south of the school and walk into the school grounds at Gate B. Be sure to have students get out of the car on the sidewalk side or passenger side of the car. Students should cross 1220 West ONLY at the crosswalks.

Another possibility to help avoid further congestion at the school, the City of West Jordan has recommended that parents transport their children to the church parking lot located at 8950 South and 1300 West, then walk the children to the crossing guard at 8830 South and 1300 West. Children can then cross with the crossing guard, follow 8830 South to 1220 West, and cross with the crossing guard then proceed to the school.

To learn more about the benefits of walking and biking to school, safety tips, and monthly challenges with exciting prizes, visit Safe Routes Utah's website.