SchoolPool is an online resource to help families walk, bike, carpool, or take transit to school. Over 600 families throughout the San Francisco Unified School District are currently participating. Registration is free, easy, and secure. Register your family today at WePool2School.org.
Getting to School with SchoolPool
We know that getting to school and work on time can be stressful. Parents have a lot to juggle each morning. But help is right around the corner with SchoolPool, one of the 4 Fun Ways to Get to School brought to you by the San Francisco Safe Routes to School partnership.
Kick off the school year with a healthy habit: Walking and biking to school gives you quality time together as a family and helps kids to arrive at school energized and ready to learn. SchoolPool can help you find other families to organize walking school buses and bike trains to school.
Find other families in your neighborhood to share the trip to school: Sharing a ride, walk, bike, or transit trip to school can save families money, time, and hassle. It helps build community in your school too. Sign up and find a match near you at WePool2School.org.
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San Francisco Safe Routes to Schools Partnership
Visit SFSafeRoutes.org for resources on how to start biking, walking, or taking transit to school.
Sign up here for resources about safe walking and biking to school or if you are interested in leading or participating in a walking or biking group at your child’s school.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up?
Go to WePool2School.org and click “Register Here” in the top right corner of the page. Registration is fast, easy, and secure. All you need is a valid e-mail address and information about how you currently get to and from school. All families must approve the program Terms & Conditions during registration. For language translation, click the “Select Translator” drop down menu at the top right corner of the page.
How do I find families near me?
Log-in to your SchoolPool account at WePool2School.org. From your account dashboard, first select the child you would like to find a match for. Then select “FIND A MATCH.” Enter school schedule information and whether you would like a match from your school or nearby schools. Select NEXT. A match list will be generated. E-mail or call a family near you to see if they’re interested in pooling to school.
I’d like to organize a walking school bus or bike train at my school. Can SchoolPool help?
Yes! SchoolPool can help connect families at your school who are interested in walking, biking, taking transit, or carpooling together. Register for SchoolPool to see what travel modes families in your neighborhood are interested in taking to school. To organize a walking school bus or bike train, use SchoolPool to reach out to other families at your school who have indicated in their profile that they are interested in walking or biking to school.
How do I know this is safe for my child?
WePool2School.org is a secure site for parents of San Francisco Unified School District students only. When setting up your user account, your child’s name or personal information is never shared or made public with any of the other families in the system. Instead, your child is listed only by the grade in which they are in. For example, if your child is in First Grade, your child will appear in the system as “First Grader.” A registered parent can also choose what kind of personal contact information is made available to other parents.
Parents interested in pooling should contact other families and meet with them before beginning to pool to make sure it’s a good fit. We also suggest that parents join their child’s pool a few times in the beginning to get your child comfortable and see if the SchoolPool arrangements are working for everyone.
How can I access more information about school transportation programs?
The San Francisco Safe Routes to Schools Program has resources and information for San Francisco families about the 4 Fun Ways to Get to School and how to organize walking school buses and bike trains at your school. Sign up here if you’d like to get resources for safe walking and biking to school or are interested in leading or participating in a walking or biking group at your child’s school.
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