Dismissal and Transportation FAQ

What are the times for arrival and dismissal?
What transportation options are available for my children?
Should I inform the school of my child’s transportation method?
Is there a bus stop near my house?
What is the contact information for the bus company? What do I do if the bus is late or I need to reach my child in case of an emergency?
What if I want to change my child’s dismissal method on any given day?
What if my child arrives late to school or is picked up early?

What are the times for arrival and dismissal?

 Arrival / Dismissal Times:
• Orot (2’s): 9:00am – 12:30pm
• Ganon (3’s), Gan (4’s), Mechinah (5’s): 9:00am – 3:15pm
• Grades 1G – 8G: 8:15am – 4:20pm  
 Grades 1B – 5B: 8:15am – 4:20pm  
 Grade 6B: 7:30am – 4:20pm
• Grades 7B and 8B: M,T,Th 7:30am – 5:00pm W 7:30am – 4:20pm

Friday Dismissal Times:
• Orot, Ganon, Gan and Mechinah: 12:15pm
• Grades 1 – 8: 1:00pm

 

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What transportation options are available for my children?

PARENT PICK-UP : Parents must park their cars and announce themselves to support staff by the main entrance. Their child/ren will be dismissed directly to them

CARPOOL: Parents may arrange carpools according to the arrival and dismissal times. The school will assign each carpool a number. The carpool driver must park their car, announce their carpool number to the support staff by the main entrance and the members of the carpool will be dismissed to them. Please note, private drivers are considered carpools and will be assigned carpool numbers as well.

BUS: K – 6TH  GRADE: Free bus service from the board of education, is available for children in the kindergarten through 6th grades who live at least ½ mile from the school, but within a 5 mile radius. An adult must be waiting at the stop to take the child/ren off the bus.

METROCARDS: Metrocards are available to eligible students in grades 7 and 8. Please note, as per the board of education, 7th and 8th graders are not eligible for Atlantic Express bus service. Attempting service for ineligible students places the entire bus program in jeopardy.

 

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Should I inform the school of my child’s transportation method?

Parents will receive a transportation request form each spring prior to the following school year. The student’s
transportation method should be indicated on the form.Parents will receive a transportation request form each spring prior to the following school year. The student’s
transportation method should be indicated on the form.

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Is there a bus stop near my house?

The school has a list of approved stops on the transportation form which is circulated annually in our spring mailing.  It is available throughout the year in the main office.

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What is the contact information for the bus company? What do I do if the bus is late or I need to reach my child in case of an emergency?

It is important to know Barkai’s school code when contacting the bus company as well as your child’s bus route #. Barkai’s school code is 21677. You will be informed of your child’s morning and afternoon bus route numbers 1-2 weeks before school begins. Check the route number and phone number below: 

Route

Schedule

Company

Phone

K2002

Morning

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 946-2970

K2118

Morning

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 946-2970

K2172

Morning

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 946-2970

K2189

Morning

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 251-1106

K2190

Morning

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 946-2970

K9197

Afternoon

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 251-1106

K9345

Afternoon

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 946-2970

K9346

Afternoon

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 946-2970

K9367

Afternoon

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 251-1106

K9998

Afternoon

Amboy Bus Company, Inc (AK)

(718) 251-1106


Any questions about the whereabouts of the bus should be directed to the carrier as per above.

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What if I want to change my child’s dismissal method on any given day?

To ensure an orderly dismissal, changes must be communicated to the main office in writing, on the phone, via email, or in person before 1:00pm on full days and before 5:00pm the previous day on half days. Teachers receive written notice from the main office and personally inform your child of their dismissal change.

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What if my child arrives late to school or is picked up early?

Parents must sign their child in at the main office upon late arrival. Students must receive a late admission pass
from the main office to present to the teacher. Students being picked up before dismissal must be signed out in the
main office by a parent or an authorized adult.

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