Sammamish SchoolPool

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Sammamish SchoolPool

Sammamish SchoolPool is a program in partnership between City of Sammamish, local schools, and King County Metro to carry out Safe Routes to School efforts and reduce traffic on our streets. SchoolPool is a way for cities and schools to make it safer, easier and more fun for families to get to school by walking, rolling (such as biking, using a wheelchair, scooting) or carpooling.

COVID-19 Update: We want to help all our families practice safe walking and rolling during this time of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Use this tip sheet to talk with your child about traffic safety basics and how-to social distance while being active outside. 

How to Sign Up for RideShare Online SchoolPool

(Currently only applicable to McAuliffe Elementary)  For Step-By-Step instructions with pictures click HERE!

  1. If your school is participating in SchoolPool, Register for a City of Sammamish SchoolPool account Online or fill out a form and bring to Sammamish City Hall.
    1. If you already have a RideShare Online account, you must make a new one to access SchoolPool
  2. Once logged in, in your dashboard select "Join School Network" you will then be prompted to select your school.
  3. Enter the select Network Association Details related to your school. It will be a passcode distributed through your school. You will then be part of your school's network.

How to Set Up a Carpool on RideShare Online SchoolPool

(Currently only applicable to McAuliffe Elementary)  For Step-By-Step instructions with pictures click HERE!

  1. Click "Add SchoolPool Trip" and enter your child and trip details including starting point, destination, occurrence, and time.
  2. Submit your SchoolPool Trip and you will be able to contact other parents to make travel arrangements to and from school!

How to Get Involved in SchoolPool

Interested in routinely walking, biking, or carpooling to and/or from school with other families?

  • Connect with your school administration or PTA to see if your school is participating or to ask for school participation. The City of Sammamish will help facilitate the implementation of the program in new schools. You can contact Rori Kirkpatrick, Community Transportation Coordinator to help get your school started by email or calling (425) 295-0646. McAuliffe Elementary is the first school to participate in Sammamish SchoolPool. Sammamish SchoolPool will expand to more schools in 2020 and 2021.
  • Once connected, help your school organize fun events like "Walk and Roll to School Day" or "Cocoa for Carpools" and promote safe, environmentally friendly ways to get to and from school.
  • Reach out to the City of Sammamish to create a network on Sammamish’s RideShare Online SchoolPool tool to join an existing group or to form a new group. This is a free, safe and secure web-based tool that matches student families at the same or nearby schools who wish to travel together by walking or biking groups or carpooling.

 


Additional Resources:

Click here for some Frequently Asked Questions

To view a SchoolPool Flyer click here!

RideShare Online Registration Form (Fill out and return to Sammamish City Hall)

King County Metro Resources

 

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