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Educating Parents

about your carpool line procedures is one of the most important steps to a safe an efficient carpool lane. Educate regularly through website, texts, postcards, individual and group conversations.

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Develop a School Carpool Lane Procedures Guide

including a map of your School’s carpool lane layout to help parents know and understand the process. Remember to include our “Air Quality Facts” printable for parents on the importance of reduced idling time and remind parents to turn off their engine while they wait.

Develop Staggered-Time Groups

to help with dismissal and congestion in the community. Review any metrics the School has that will be helpful in creating the groups.

Consider Creating a Carpool Express Lane

for parents who are carpooling with other families, creating ShortTerm Parking spaces, or the use of orange cones for good visual direction.

Design eye capturing carpool removable stickers

to identify moving through the lane.

Post your School’s Carpool Lane Visual

and procedure guidelines on your School’s website and in your parent handbook. Have it handy and ready for distribution on open house nights, front office and classroom if appropriate.

Hold a Carpool Session during your Back to School Night/Week or Open House

at the start of each School year or when any major changes occur to inform parents of CarpooltoSchool works and your School’s procedures for the carpool lane.

Reminder about idling. Have the children wait quietly and organized inside the School until their car arrives to protect them from car emissions. Print out or “Air Quality Facts” sheet to share with parents.

Student Transportation Family Survey

Dear Parent or Caregiver,

We want to learn about how children get to and from school and afterschool activities. Your feedback is valuable. This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. We ask that each family completes the survey once.

After you have completed this survey, please follow the directions provided. Your responses will be kept confidential and neither your name nor your child’s name will be associated with any results. We are looking at the results in the aggregate.

Thank you for participating in this survey!

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