NO PETS are allowed at Booksin School on Walkathon Day nor on any other day – ever.
No alcohol is allowed on school property.
No bicycles, scooters, skateboards, shoes with wheels, or other similar items will be allowed on campus during Walkathon.
Rules for the Integrity of Walkathon
The Walkathon route is one-third of a mile and will be clearly marked with fencing and boundaries. Each walker must complete a full lap to receive a punch on his or her Lap Card. The lap punching area will be monitored, as will the entire route at all times. Walkers may not be carried around the route. Walkers may not have someone else carry their card to be punched for them. Walkers must carry their own cards and have them punched for themselves.
The integrity of the Lap Card must be maintained to ensure a walker receives appropriate credit, prizes, and awards. Students are responsible for their own Lap Cards. Please do not tear, rip, or write on Lap Cards. Please return lost Lap Cards to the DJ Booth.
Students, alumni, families, staff, volunteers, and all participants are expected to act in a manner that is respectful to all other participants at all times.
Consequences of Cheating:
The efforts, enthusiasm, and pride of accomplishment spent on Booksin School and the Walkathon are clearly phenomenal. Any breakdown in the integrity of participants at this event impacts all the students and their achievement.
We are proud of our students and know they are excited to participate and be successful. Please understand that individual and class honors are compromised when any individual attempts to inflate his or her own (or their child’s) achievement. Parents and all students must consider their behavior and understand the larger impact to the community.
Basic First Aid materials and assistance will be available.
Bees and yellow jackets are not unusual; if you or a family member is allergic, be sure to bring your bee sting kit.
Share your schedule! Please make sure your child knows where you can be found throughout the day. Students should never be left unsupervised on campus.
Stay Hydrated: It is usually a warm day. Students are provided the opportunity to drink water each time they go around the route and pass our Water Station. We encourage everyone to use their own refillable water bottles this year. Please ensure your child stays hydrated!
Long Distance Tip: Before walking, have your student put a small amount of petroleum jelly between toes and around potential blister spots on feet. Also do this around chafing spots such as under the arms and around the thighs. This small effort can dramatically reduce blisters and chafing. Just remember: a very small dab is all you need.
Talk to your kids frequently to evaluate how they are doing. If it is a hot day and they seem flushed — or if they seem unduly tired — have them take a brief break.