Go by Carpool
Good news, the SchoolPool network is returning for the 2021-22 school year! Use it to plan carpools, walking groups, bike trains, or to find buddies to ride RTD together. Look for an invitation from BVSD in late July to join your school's carpool network.
If you need help getting your children to and from school, Way to Go can help you get started with Schoolpool for FREE.
This secure matching system will connect you with families in your neighborhood to share the responsibilities of going to school and back by carpooling, walking, biking or riding either RTD or the school bus together. Thousands of other families are already connected.
All BVSD schools have their own Schoolpool network. For login information for your school, contact BVSD at SafeRoutes@bvsd.org or Mia Bemelen at Way to Go (MBemelen@drcog.org).
Carpool participants are advised to discuss and agree to precautions like wearing masks, opening windows, washing hands, getting as much distance as possible between the driver and unrelated parties, riding with the same people, reviewing risk-level comfort, and following county health guidance.
1. Get acquainted - contact the parents on your list and arrange a check-in.
2. Exchange important information.
3. Decide on a schedule: how many days a week will you get to school together?
4. Plan ahead and be on time.
5. Establish a back-up plan.
6. Set ground rules
7. Have fun!
WayToGo – SCHOOLPOOL, a program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is once again providing us with our own Transportation Network. It’s free and there is no obligation to participate.
-Using the secure website, parents register to find and contact interested Whittier families.
-Parents may register with their home intersection instead of home address.
-Way to Go’s primary goal is to help reduce traffic congestion and pollution, so rest assured your information will only be shared with Whittier families--no third parties will ever see it.
-The following information of yours will be viewable by others: parent and student name, home location (address or intersection), and email. Optionally, parents may share student grade, gender and phone number.
-Comments can be added to indicate special requests or preferences (i.e., “looking for a walk buddy in the mornings,” “need someone to ride the RTD with after school,” “can provide morning rides,” “student is in afterschool activities,” “currently carpooling,” etc.).
-The service can be used for planning full-time, part-time or emergency trips.
-The more families that register the more likely parents are able to find good matches.
Contact Way to Go at 303-480-6772 or firstname.lastname@example.org or our BVSD Safe Routes to School Team at SafeRoutes@bvsd.org for assistance.
BVSD and Way to Go assume no responsibility, but provide this information for your use. BVSD and Way to Go do not run background checks, confirm valid drivers’ licenses or assess insurance coverage on participants. Potential users are advised to screen participants to their personal satisfaction and check their own insurance coverage for carpooling to assure they are covered under these voluntary arrangements. No drivers, vehicles or insurance are provided.