It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school. Are you ready for it? After the hectic daily rush to get everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door, there is one last hurdle — the school drop-off line. Not feeling up for it this year?
Here are a few options:
Disregard the drop-off process, and screech directly to the front of the line, ignoring the angry shouts and honks.
Invent a teleportation transporter, and beam the kids to school.
Sign up for Schoolpool, and share the responsibility of the drop-off line with other parents.
This school year, sign up for Schoolpool, a free and simple resource that helps you locate and connect with other families nearby. Families are matched using a secure, online platform, and information is shared only with other families at each child’s school. Parents can share driving responsibilities or lead bus, walk or bike groups.
With Schoolpool, you’ll save time and gain more schedule flexibility. After all, between school functions, field trips, after-school activities and play dates, it can be challenging to find time for work, grocery shopping, laundry, the gym and a social life. Just imagine getting some time back in your day with Schoolpool.
How to register for Schoolpool:
Find your school at https://waytogo.org/getting-around/schoolpool. (Don’t see your school? Contact your principal.)
Create your secure account.
Get acquainted — contact the parents on your list, and arrange a get-together.
Exchange important information.
Decide on a schedule. How many days a week will you carpool? Who will drive?
Establish ground rules and a backup plan.
Wave goodbye to the kids, and enjoy your day.
Thousands of families are already connected; what are you waiting for? Visit waytogo.org for more information and to see if your school is participating. If your school isn’t signed up yet, contact your principal to get started.
About Way to Go
Way to Go is a regional partnership between the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and a dedicated group of Transportation Management Associations (TMAs). They work together to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and make life better for the region’s residents.
Way to Go offers real-life solutions to help Denver metro commuters save money, experience less stress and save time so that they can focus more on the things they enjoy.