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Safe Routes to School

The Homestead HS Safe Routes To School team works closely with the cities of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Los Altos to increase the safety along the routes students travel to and from school. The team advocates with the various municipalities for improved safety measures and works with various groups on campus to encourage students to walk, bike, or carpool to school. 

Our Team is comprised of staff, parents, students, and community members - we are always looking for more road safety advocates. If you are interested in joining the team please contact Dean Steven Puccinelli.

 

Safe Routes News

City of Sunnyvale Active Transportation Plan

How can we continue to improve options for bicyclists and pedestrians in Sunnyvale? How can Sunnyvale students more safely walk and bike to school?

The City of Sunnyvale is exploring these questions as part of a year-long effort to create an Active Transportation Plan that will address bicycle, pedestrian and Safe Routes to Schools needs throughout the City.

The Active Transportation Plan will help the City strategically invest in programs and projects to make walking and bicycling safer and more convenient for residents. In addition, the Plan will analyze ways to make it safer for Sunnyvale students to walk and bike to school.

 

Safe Routes to School

Bike Stampedes

HHS Safe Routes to School team organizes seasonal Bike Stampedes. We encourage you to ride your bike to school and occasionally you will find volunteers by the bike racks giving away treats and raffling off gift cards. 

View bike safety tips and recommended bike routes to Homestead.  

May 8 is National Bike to school day - see you at the bike racks!

Safe Routes Resources

Cupertino SRTS

Homestead HS partners with the City of Cupertino SRTS to advocate and work together for safety on the roads.

Please see the Cupertino SR2S site for more information or contact Cherie Walkowiak, Safe Routes to School Coordinator. You can also see the monthly Newsletter.

VTA Links

VTA Customer Service:  408-321-2300

VTA Schedules

Sunnyvale SRTS

Sunnyvale SRTS November 2019 Newsletter

Sheriff's Message

 The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that traffic is challenging at the beginning and end of each school day.  The Traffic Enforcement Unit will be in full force enforcing traffic laws and would like to offer a few suggestions to make the morning commute a little easier.

  1. Leave a little earlier and/or park a couple blocks away and allow your child to walk to school.
  2. Be patient.  Everyone else is also trying to drop off their child.
  3. Watch out for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  4. If you are traveling eastbound on Homestead, you are only able to make a right hand turn into the drop off area from the right hand lane.  DO NOT make a right hand turn from the fast lane going eastbound, you will be cited.
  5. The speed limit in school zones is 25 mph.
  6. Please check and recheck your rear view mirror before backing out of your driveway.  Numerous kids will be riding their bike to school and in the past we have responded to accidents involving vehicles and bicycles where a child was hit by a vehicle backing out of their driveway.

We would like to make sure everyone arrives at school safely and without any frustration.  If you have any traffic related questions please call our office at 408-868-6600.

Respectfully,

Deputy Hickinbotham #2087
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
School Resource Officer