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About Bellevue SchoolPool

Bellevue SchoolPool, a collaboration between City of Bellevue, King County Metro and Bellevue School District, is a program that encourages families and students to explore sustainable transportation options for their commute to and from school in order to alleviate congestion at drop-off and pick-up times and zones around schools.

The SchoolPool team assists Partner schools with running two month-long challenges during the school year - one in the fall and one in the spring. The fall challenge occurs during International Walk To School Month and the spring challenge occurs in May during the Bike Month.

The SchoolPool team also assists all schools, including non-partner and private schools, interested in helping parents find carpools, walk pools ("walking school buses"), bike pools ("bike trains"), and "bus buddies" for school buses or public transit.

 

Spring 2020 Promotion Recap

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2020 Challenge was replaced with a SchoolPool promotion. A total of 10 schools participated in the promotion (eight elementary schools, one middle school and one middle/high school).

This promotion was centered on school-parent communications, featuring a series of news flashes to help keep SchoolPool on the radar for when schools reopen. These included:

Sign up for our fun and informative SchoolPool newsletter by clicking on the emoji! 

 

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How SchoolPool Works

The Bellevue SchoolPool program is split into two programs – one for elementary schools, and one for middle and middle/high choice schools.

Programs details for the 2020-2021 school year will become available at the end of August.

How to Become a SchoolPool Partner School

The program is open to all elementary, middle and middle/high choice schools in Bellevue School District. For a school to become a SchoolPool Partner school, the principal must submit a SchoolPool Partner sign-up application to BellevueSchoolPool@bellevuewa.gov. Applications are accepted annually. The SchoolPool team emails sign-up applications to all schools at the end of August.

Walking and Biking during COVID-19

We encourage you to Walk & Roll With Your Family while social distancing. Check out the King County web page for tips on walking and biking, how to safely pass people, what six feet looks like and more!

Resources for Schools and Families