The Active4.Me scanning program started in 2010. 436 Davis children participated in the Save a Gallon program and saved 1,710 gallons of gas. The program is now called Active4.me, has 1699 children participating, and has saved 5996 gallons this school year so far.
Active4.Me is an innovative program that schools can use to increase the number of students biking and walking to and from school. The program uses barcode technology to capture trips to school and computes the impact each trip has on CO2, gas, dollars, and calories. Each student is given a barcode tag and it is entered into the Active4.Me database. Every school day a volunteer scans in each student as they arrive, capturing that trip. Parents are immediately notified by text (SMS), phone, or e-mail that their student has arrived at school.
How it works
• Sign-up at www.active4.me/
Parent permission is required for students to sign up for Active4.me! Please register, print, sign and return the registration form to receive a student barcode tag. Registration forms can be dropped off in the front office or to the scanning station near the bike racks. Permission slips are available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
• Anyone enrolled at local Elementary can participate.
• A volunteer scans in each student each day as they arrive at school, capturing that trip.
• A text or email is sent to notify parents that the child has been “scanned” and is at school.
• This is a parent-run volunteer program that is supported by the PTA.
• Parents receive a text or email each day when their child checks in with a scanning volunteer - it’s a perk to get a notification that your child has arrived safely at school!
• It encourages kids to be active!
• Riding or walking to school helps develops maturity and independence!
• The data collected helps Davis qualify for grants that are used to pay for improvements to our bike paths and safe routes to school!
• Kids earn small incentives throughout the year!
• If you live too far away to walk or bike, you can drop off as close as a block from school (which might be easier for parents!) and walk from there!