Fort Wayne Community Schools will participate in National Back-to-School Day on Wednesday.
The school system is partnering with the Fort Wayne Police Department and Parkview Trauma Center to make sure studetns are ready to do it safely.
Last week, bike patrol officers talked to fourth and fifth graders at Bloomingdale Elementary about bike safety.
Parkview Trauma Center was also there to fit helmets to students planning to participate. Representatives explained bike helmets reduce the risk of bicycle-related head injuries by nearly 80 percent. They said most riders do not wear helmets though.
On Wednesday, students who walk or ride their bikes to Bloomingdale Elementary School will be joined by FWPD bike patrol officers, FWCS officials, Fort Wayne city representatives and other to help promote safely riding and walking to school.
FWCS spokesperson, Krista Stockman joined First News Sunday to talk about the event and help raise awareness in the community that there are many children who walk and bike to school. She said she hopes drivers will be more aware and patient as students try to get to school safely.