Welcome to Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School for the 2019-20 School Year

On behalf of the staff at Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Listed below are some items to assist with the start of the school year. We are anticipating an exciting and productive educational year ahead. We look forward to working in partnership with all families to provide the students with an exceptional educational experience.

School Start Dates

School begins on Wednesday, September 4 for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 and Thursday, September 5 for Grades 2-5.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation 

Pre-K and Kindergarten orientation will take place on Wednesday, September 4 at 8:45 a.m.  

Open House

We welcome all parents and guardians to attend this year’s open house on Thursday, September 26  at 6:00 p.m.

School Hours

8:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

The school day at Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School begins at 8:40 a.m. Students should not be dropped off prior to the 8:15 a.m. supervised arrival time.  All walkers and riders (Pre-K-grade 5) will use the front door for arrival purposes. Students will be picked up from their assigned arrival locations by their classroom teacher at 8:40 a.m. Any child arriving after 8:50 a.m. will need to be signed in at the main office by a parent or guardian. 


Pre-K, K and grade 1 walkers and riders will be dismissed beginning at 2:50 p.m. Students will exit by the side door near the gym.  Parents/Guardians of Pre-K, K, & grade 1 students must sign student/s out at this time. We ask that parents not crowd the exit doors so that staff can ensure that students are securely getting to their parent or guardian. All other riders/walkers (grades 2-5) will be dismissed beginning at  3:00 p.m. Students riding buses will be dismissed as the buses arrive.

Please make sure your child knows what he/she is doing each day at dismissal. To avoid confusion, dismissal changes must be communicated to the teacher in writing. Phone calls to the office are only to be made in the case of an emergency.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Barkley Elementary at 843-1850, transportation at 843-3186, or food service at 843-3180 x 7602.


Donna Decker
Principal, Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School.