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 "Walk and Roll" when traveling to their neighborhood school in October and May!

By leaving the car behind, we're reducing neighborhood traffic congestion and local air pollution, and providing our students with a safe, healthy way to get to school. Whether you walk, roll, or share the ride, you can help make a difference today. 

The Redmond SchoolPool program works with Lake Washington School District schools located in Redmond to provide marketing materials, education on alternative commuting safety topics, and ideas for events like Walk and Bike to School Days, to encourage a reduction in drive alone trips to school. Through participation in SchoolPool, schools can also raise money for their school or PTSA, and earn free incentives for their students. 

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 Tracker or Use the SchoolPool App!

Students will receive a paper tracking card to keep track of their SchoolPool trips all month long. Students must attend a participating school to be eligible to participate. Lost your tracker? Print a spare one here
 

SchoolPool Tracking Card

If you are a student at Redmond High School, Redmond Middle School or Rose Hill Middle School (and are 13 or older) you can "go green" and use the Redmond SchoolPool app to log your trips and earn rewards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Take a Trip!

Each week, students are encouraged to take at least one walking, rolling (bike, scooter, wheel chair), carpool or bus trip to school.  When they do take a non-drive trip to or from school, students record on their tracker.

3. Turn in Tracker to Earn Rewards!

At the end of the month each returned tracking card with at least 1 walk, roll, carpool, or bus trip earns your PTSA money and a reward for the student.


 

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

 

Resources for Schools and PTSA Members

Have questions or want to join Redmond SchoolPool? Request help from Go Redmond Staff

Participating Schools

  • Horace Mann Elementary (since fall 2014)

  • Norman Rockwell Elementary (since fall 2014)

  • Ben Rush Elementary (since spring 2015)

  • Rose Hill Middle School (since spring 2015)

  • Einstein Elementary (since spring 2015)

  • Audubon Elementary (since fall 2015)

  • Redmond Elementary (since fall 2015)

  • Redmond Middle School (since spring 2017)

  • Redmond High School (since spring 2017)

  • Clara Barton Elementary (since Fall 2018)

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 $3,000 per school year ($1,500 max each in October and May) 
  • 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