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How School Pick-Up Service Works
NYC Public, Independent, and Charter schools all dismiss at different times. Therefore, we offer two pick-up options: Early pick-up (dismissal before 3:00 PM), and Regular pick-up (dismissal 3:00 PM and later).
Pick-up is offered every day Fig Tree is in session; please consult the Fig Tree calendar for class dates. Note: We do not take into account individual school closings or events such as PD days or Parent Teacher Conferences.
We require a minimum of three students from each school (and/ or from each pick-up route).
EARLY PICK UP - Dismissal before 3:00 PM
Fig Tree classes begin at 4:00 PM after school [Williamsburg is the only exception]. All students with dismissals before 3:00 PM are considered "Early Pick Up."
A friendly, responsible Fig Tree staff member will pick up students from their school dismissal location (classroom or other meeting spot) and will safely chaperone them to our Fig Tree class location.
Early school pick-up students (defined as dismissal before 3:00 PM) will have about one hour of supervised care at our Flagship before class begins. We will provide a healthy snack, water, and homework help and/ or quiet games and activities.
REGULAR PICK UP - Dismissal 3:00 PM or later
A friendly, responsible Fig Tree staff member will pick up students from their school dismissal location (classroom or other meeting spot) and will safely chaperone them to our Fig Tree class location in time for class. Group will likely pick up students from at least one other school on the way to Fig Tree.
We would love to add new schools (and neighborhoods) to our School Pick-Up Service! To do this we require:
- School within reasonable walking distance from Fig Tree class location
- Minimum of three students
- Dismissal time and walking route fits with existing schedule (or number of students warrants new route)
Current School Pick-Up Locations
For Fall 2018, our school pick-up locations are as follows:
Wednesdays in Brooklyn Heights (Fig Tree class location is Congregation Mount Sinai)
- Tentative for Fall 2018: PS 261 at 2:40 PM
- Mary McDowell at 3:10 PM
- Packer at 3:15 PM
- Saint Ann's at 3:25 PM
Thursdays in Park Slope (Fig Tree class location is Fig Tree Flagship)
- Berkeley Carroll Lower School - Early Pick Up (2:50)
- Berkeley Carroll Lower School - Standard Pick Up (3:00 or later)
- PS 39 - Early Pick Up (2:40)
Thursdays in Ft Greene/ Clinton Hill (Fig Tree class location is Brooklyn Free School)
- Arts & Letters at 3:10 PM
- Compass Charter School at 3:45 PM [note: families will need to request early pick-up]
New in 2018 (and for the Fig Tree Flagship only), we are offering an Extended Care option on Thursdays.
For students who attend our 4:00 PM class on Thursdays at the Fig Tree Flagship, Extended Care is offered until 6:00 PM (sharp). Students will spend the additional hour supervised by friendly, responsible Fig Tree staff. Kids can play or read quietly and/ or receive homework help in our cozy Flagship space.
For students who attend our 5:00 PM class on Thursdays at the Fig Tree Flagship, Extended Care is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, for those families also utilizing our Pick-Up Service. Students will spend the additional hour supervised by friendly, responsible Fig Tree staff. Kids can play or read quietly and/ or receive homework help in our cozy Flagship space.
"School Pick Up" and "Extended Care" are considered "Session Options" in our registration system, appearing on the same page as the class registration. Families who have already registered can log back in using this link, and can add the School Pick-Up Session Option.
About a week before Fig Tree pick-up begins, we will reach out to pick-up families to gather school and pick-up details, and to confirm emergency contact information.