Redmond students get to school by walking, biking and sharing the ride!

About the Redmond SchoolPool Program

The Redmond SchoolPool program encourages students and their families to leave the car behind when traveling to their neighborhood school in October and May!

By walking, biking, carpooling, or riding the school bus we're reducing neighborhood traffic congestion, local air pollution, and providing our students with a safe way to get to school.  

The Redmond SchoolPool program works with your school to provide education on traffic safety topics and events like Walk and Bike to School Days to encourage healthy behaviors with our students. 

The Redmond SchoolPool is also a great fundraising opportunity for your school's PTSA. 

 

Learn about starting a Walking School Bus

Benefits of Walking and Biking to School

Traffic Safety Tips for Students

Organize a Kid's Bike Rodeo

 

How SchoolPool Works

1.  Pick up a Paper Calendar!

Students will receive a paper calendar to keep track of their SchoolPool trips-hang on to it for the whole month!
 

2. Take a Trip!

Each week, students are encouraged to take at least one walking, biking, carpool or bus trip to school.  When they do take a non-drive trip to or from school, students mark their calendar & have an adult sign off on the trip

3. Turn in Calendar to Earn Rewards!

At the end of the month each returned calendar with at least 1 walk, bike, carpool, or bus trip earns your PTSA money and enters your student into prize drawings.
 

Mayor John Marchione welcomes students to school with pedestrian safety flashers on Walk to School Day!

 

 

Participating Schools

  • Horace Mann Elementary (since fall 2014)

  • Norman Rockwell Elementary (since fall 2014)

  • Ben Rush Elementary (since spring 2015)

  • Albert Einstein Elementary (since spring 2015)

  • Rose Hill Middle School (since spring 2015)

  • Audubon Elementary (since fall 2015)

  • Redmond Elementary (since fall 2015)

  • Redmond Middle School (new-spring 2017)

If your school is not currently participating, but would like to, just contact us to let us know!

Rewards

For Your School: 

  • Your school's PTSA can earn up to $2,500 
  • Funding is based on participation rates & number of drive alone trips reduced

For Your Student:

  • Students can earn rewards, like a free Redbox rental, at the end of the challenge!
  • Safety resources on Bike & Walk to School Day