Safe Routes to School at Hardy


Please find Hardy Elementary School's Arrival/Dismissal plan here



What does that parking sign mean?  Click here to find out!



Need to report a broken sidewalk, overgrown plants blocking your route, traffic concerns, or other problem you think the town should handle?  Please use the "Make a request" function available on the Town of Arlington website.  This helps document this issue with the town and get it on a list of maintenance priorities.

Hardy PTO works with the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program to increase safe biking and walking among elementary, middle, and high school students. The program uses a collaborative, community-focused approach that bridges the gap between health and transportation.

This program uses "The Six Es" to implement its goals: Education, Encouragement, Engagement, Evaluation, Engineering, and Equity. 

In the next year, Hardy will focus on:


Encouragement: Build student excitement about active transportation through safe walk, bike, and roll days, as well as in-school activities.


Evaluation: Continue to observe transportation trends at school and identify improvements that would improve student safety.


Education: Host a Winter Walk walk-to-school event the first Wednesday of February, and provide pedestrian and bike safety education lessons for students.


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Our Hardy Safe Routes to School organizers are Marloes Rozing, Ashley Kresl, and Becky Gibree. For more information, please contact them at

SRTS Calendar of Activities for 2023-24


Official Calendar of Events:


Student Yard Sign Design Contest - January 8 - February 23

The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program’s Yard Sign Design Contest is a way for students to use their creativity to help promote safe roads for cyclists and pedestrians in their communities.


2024's theme is bus safety and since we have mostly pedestrian/bike/car commuters we will skip this contest and plan to do 2025's.


Winter Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - February 7



Crossing Guard Appreciation Day - March 1-20, 2024

The best gift you can give your crossing guard is to be safe and follow traffic signals and street signage for a safe route to school!


Hardy Elementary has two crossing guards: Linda Carella (Lake/Brooks) and Katherine Kriketos (Chandler/Herbert).  Their supervisor is Arlington Police Officer Corey Rateau.  He can be reached via email at


Pictured Below:  Linda and Officer Rateau, and Katherine


Massachusetts Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day - May 1


Safe Routes to School Awards Ceremony - June 6


Hardy Crossing Guard Named 2023 Crossing Guard Champion by Massachusetts SRTS

Hardy is so proud to see our own crossing guard Linda Carella honored as a 2023 Crossing Guard Champion by Massachusetts Safe Routes to School. Thank you, Linda, for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate all that you do.

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