How Does Schoolpool Work?
In August, we will submit our family list to Way to Go to be imported into its secure mapping website. This list will include parent and student names, grades, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to be shared ONLY with other APEX participants. Essentially, this is the same information provided in the APEX school directory.
In early September, you will receive an email from Way to Go informing you of the closest APEX families. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book or safe sender list to ensure email delivery. If you don’t have an email address, the information will be sent via mail.
Through the secure website, you can add comments to indicate special requests or preferences, such as “can provide morning rides in exchange for afternoon rides,” “student is in afterschool activities,” or “looking for a walk buddy in the mornings.”
APEX has partnered with Way to Go to offer this program to our parents as a free service with the goal of reducing traffic congestion and minimizing the stress of getting children to and from school. Rest assured, your information will only be shared with participating APEX families. No one else will ever see your information, unless you elect to share your information with families at other schools.
If you are interested in participating in Schoolpool, it is your responsibility to contact families to determine interest and make arrangements using the information coordinated for you by Way to Go. The Schoolpool secure mapping service can also be used for trip planning, or emergency trips and is a great resource to meet nearby families for other reasons such as play dates and baby sitters. Contact Way to Go at 303-458-7665 or email@example.com for assistance.
Information is provided for your use only. APEX and Way to Go do not run background checks, confirm valid driver’s license 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 ensure that they are covered under these voluntary arrangements. No drivers, vehicles or insurance are provided.