In collaboration with the Oregon Department of Transportation, St. Mary’s Academy is piloting a new carpooling software called SchoolPool. This software is part of ODOT’s larger Get There program that allows Oregonians to compare commute options, find a carpool, track environmentally conscious stats, and more!
SchoolPool is housed within the Get There website. Families who opted into SchoolPool during re-enrollment will soon receive an email with instructions on how to claim their new accounts. When these emails go out, we ask that families carefully read through instructions and use a computer (not smart phone/tablet). Because SchoolPool is part of the larger Get There program, it is easy to navigate outside of our SMA SchoolPool community. You are welcome to find carpools for your work commute, but you do NOT need to disclose any of that information to claim your household in SchoolPool.
There are only 2 main tabs in the SchoolPool webpage. The first tab allows you to edit the household information shared with SMA families. The second tab allows you to see a live map of your neighborhood with icons that represent other current SMA families. Think of this as a snazzy, geographical school directory that makes connecting with current families incredibly easy! After claiming your account, return to SchoolPool anytime by logging into the Get There website and clicking the orange school tab.
Please take a moment to review the following materials about claiming your account: