Transportation

At Amana Academy, there are a variety or ways to get your student to and from school.  

The majority of our families transport their students to and from school by car, see Regular Carpool below for more information. For those interested in riding the bus, Amana provides 2 buses.  Ridership is lottery based, see Amana Bus below for details on this Lottery. 

Some of our families arrange private transportation for their students through day care centers and private van lines, while Amana does not vet these services and cannot offer recommendations, we provide contact information for services our families have used recently under Private Shuttles & Vans below.

For those that need a delayed pick-up time, Amana also provides a fee-based After School Enrchment Program.

FAQs

Morning Carpool – students are dropped off at the front door of the school.  Please follow staff guidance and posted signs when dropping your student.  

  • Morning drop-off begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 7:45 AM.  All students are expected to be in their classroom by 7:50 AM. 
  • School doors will open at 7:30. Students may not be left unattended outside of school prior to 7:30 AM. 
  • All students are expected to be in their classroom by 7:50 AM. 
  • To avoid disruption, parents/guardians may not accompany their student to classrooms in the morning.  (Exception:  Kindergarten parents may escort their student to class on the first day of school.)
  • Drivers must refrain from using cell phones per Georgia law.

Afternoon Carpool – students are picked up in classrooms by a parent, guardian, or designated adult pre-approved by parent/guardian.

  • Parent Pick-up Entrance for all students is the Main Lobby, parents/guardians must come inside the school to pick up their students.
  • Car Pool Cards must be presented to allow entrance to the school to pick up your student(s)

Special Carpool – parents/guardians with mobility issues or infants may apply for permission to pick-up their students without leaving their vehicle.  Special Carpool Application 

While not required of start-up charter schools, we believe it is important that we make available bus service to our families for a number of reasons including student safety, reduced impact on the environment, better management of carpool, and less stress on families.

For those interested in riding the school bus, Amana provides 2 buses, ridership is based on annual lottery (see below).  Each bus stops at 2 convenient locations in the Roswell/Alpharetta area.  Parents/Guardians transport their students to one of these locations to catch the bus.

BUS LOTTERY:  Because we receive many more requests each year than we are able to accommodate, we conduct a bus lottery annually.  The lottery is held at the end of each school year to determine ridership for the upcoming year. 

The Lottery Entry Form and due date is published in the Amana Eagle Updates each week, starting 3-4 weeks before the lottery date.  (The Eagle Updates are sent to the email on-file for the ParentGuardian).  All entries submitted prior to the specified deadline are included in the lottery. 

More Details about the Bus Stop Locations and Pick-Up/Drop-Off times, plus an application form and key dates are available here: 

About the Bus – General Information

Approved Bus Rider Guidelines, Bus Stops and Schedule

2022-23 Bus Lottery Results

Bus Lottery is Closed for the 2022-23 School Year – to join the waiting list, complete this form:  Bus Lottery Waiting List Form

Questions: info@amanaacademy.org.

 

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION – There are a number of private shuttles, vans, and childcare centers that provide transportation to Amana.  This mode of transportation is researched and arranged by parents/guardians, Amana Academy is not responsible for these services. 

Below is a list of services used recently by Amana families.  This list is provided only as a convenience, Amana has not vetted these services, and is not able to make any recommendations.  

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Atlanta Kruzin Kidz:  (678) 658-1220

Mr. James Transportation Service: (678) 789-2801, https://www.facebook.com/Mr-James-Transportation-Services-LLC-496861550340288/

Kids ‘R’ Kids:  1(800) 279-7777

Creme de la Creme:  1(800) 374-5715

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY – With approval from our staff, parents/guardians can request that middle school students (grades 6, 7 & 8), be released from school without an adult present.  (Elementary students are released only to a parent/guardian or an adult approved by the parent/guardian.  They are not released to middle school siblings.)  

With approval from the school administration, Middle School students (grades 6, 7, 8) may leave school as an unattended walker.  Middle school walkers cannot be left unattended on Amana property for longer than 1 hour after dismissal.  Middle School Walker Form

Elementary Students will only be released to a parent/guardian or approved adult.

For more information, info@amanaacademy.org.