Today is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Each and every school day, our crossing guards ensure the safety of students and their families as they cross the street. Over the years, they come to know not only every student who crosses at their location, but also their families.

We are extremely grateful to have such wonderful and dedicated crossing guards making sure our students arrive at school safely. They are a vital part of our school communities, and act as trustworthy adults in times of need.

To help make our crossing guards feel extra special today, we encourage our elementary schools, students and families to give their crossing guard a warm thank you and tell them just how much they are appreciated.

No matter the weather or temperature, you will always see our crossing guards at their cross walks waiting to greet and cross pedestrians Monday to Friday!

Ways to show #LoveMyGuard appreciation

If you have social media, please tag @WRDSB and @STSWR on Twitter and use the hashtag #LoveMyGuard in your appreciation posts. We want to reshare them all day!

Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) also has a printable thank you card linked on their Twitter account that you can give to your crossing guard as a thank you!