SchoolPoolMarin .org

How to Get Started

 

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Find Your Neighborhood

The SchoolPool program brings together families in a neighborhood who are interested in sharing the duties of getting their children to and from school. The first step in finding potential SchoolPool partners is to identify your neighborhood. Go to MAPS and select your school from the pull-down menu. If your school is not listed, it means that your school is not currently participating in the Neighborhood SchoolPool program. Please check back regularly as additional schools are periodically added to the program.

Once you find your school, look at your school’s neighborhood map to locate the name of your neighborhood. The map is also available for download.

Register

Once you know which neighborhood you are in, you are ready to register. Go to the Registration page in order to set up your login, as well as provide your school, neighborhood information, child’s grade, and preferred mode of travel. If you are interested in forming a SchoolPool from school to an after school activity, you can also specify which activities your family participates in.

What Happens After I Register?

After you have registered, you will be provided with a list of other families in your neighborhood who match your profile. You may not get a matchlist if no potential SchoolPool partners exist in your area. If that is the case, you can edit your user profile and search nearby neighborhoods for potential matches. SchoolPool Marin also allows you to identify others who are interested in sharing transportation from school to various after school activities.

On your matchlist, you will find information for your Neighborhood Captain if one exists for your neighborhood. The Neighborhood Captain is responsible for contacting you and other families within your neighborhood to help organize SchoolPools. If no Captain has been assigned to your neighborhood, you can directly contact those listed on your matchlist in order to set up a SchoolPool.

If you are interested in becoming a Neighborhood Captain, you can get more information by reviewing the Neighborhood Captain’s Guide and contacting Volunteer Liaison, Laura Kelly.

Other Questions?

Please contact us at info@schoolpoolmarin.org for any additional questions or comments.