The region's crossing supervisors will welcome children back to school from next week after weeks of students learning from home as part of the state's coronavirus restrictions.
City of Greater Bendigo parking strategy coordinator Jock Schofield said council has been staying in contact with its teams of 49 crossing supervisors
"They're part of the school community and are missing the kids," Mr Schofield said.
"It could be only interaction some of them have on any given day. When you have conversations with the supervisors, you realise what it means to them.
"People forget the role they play in the community, it's a hugely important role."
Ruth Lindrea supervises the Gladstone Street crossing outside St Joseph's Primary School. She said it has been quiet for weeks at her station.
"You get one or two in the morning but not necessarily the afternoon," she said. "It will be exciting next week (when students return) but still different - there may not be people using the crossing with parents using the pick-up and drop-off points. It will be interesting."
Ms Lindrea has been a crossing supervisor for 10 years and knows the St Joseph's school community well.
"You build up great rapport with the parents as well as the children," she said. "The things I enjoy the most is having the bond with parents as well as the children.
"All the children are very special but sometimes you get one who is out of sorts first thing in the morning but you have a talk with them and build their spirits so they are smiling when they go into the school yard."
As students return to school, Mr Schofield said council would liaise with supervisors to ensure new safety measures were followed.
"We have provided information making sure (everyone) about social distancing and those type of things," he said. "We will reinforce that again when (students) return.
"As more kids come back to school and shops re-open, drivers should also be following speed restrictions and be aware of children in school areas."
Mr Schofield said council has been surveying crossing supervisors about how many students have been using the crossings and how supervisors have been faring.
"The numbers (using crossings) are in the low single figures," he said. "We made the decision that if one child was crossing, we would leave them open.
"Children's safety is our number one priority. Some schools have had up to 30 kids turning up, so there's reasonable numbers to make sure we have normal safety measures in place.
"We're following (government) advice with staff over 70, there are some supervisors on leave at the moment while the advice is there. One of two other supervisors have decided to isolate for their own reasons."