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Carpool 2 School Week: March 10-14, 2014
Find your carpool partner now. Register at WePool2School.org to find a family near you.
Families that carpool with another family from March 10-14th can win prizes to the Bay Aquarium, Walt Disney Family Museum, and California Academy of Sciences. The more you carpool, the more you may win! Just log your green trips at WePool2School.org.
Carpooling can be as easy as 1, 2, 3.
These 3 steps will get you ready for Carpool 2 School Week.
Look for a match. Go to WePool2School.org, a free and secure online network, to find other families at your school or in your neighborhood who are interested in carpooling.
Connect. Contact families from your WePool2School.org match list. Ask if they are interested in carpooling and making a schedule for Carpool 2 School Week.
Log your trips to win prizes. Log-in to WePool2School.org and track your carpool trips from March 10th-14th using the Trip Diary feature for a chance to win prizes to The Walt Disney Family Museum, Aquarium of the Bay, and California Academy of Sciences.
Questions? Contact CommuteSmart@sfgov.org or 415.355.3727.
Carpool 2 School Week Materials
4 Fun Ways to Get to School Flyer
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.
San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment)
City & County of San Francisco
Phone: (415) 355-3727
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