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Parents FAQ
/How are Parents Involved in the School?
The Phoenix believes that real education cannot occur without the direct support of the family. Parents help to create and maintain a safe, attractive learning environment and help to make difficult projects possible through their personal skills and interest.

Parents serve on the Board of Trustees and may be invited to serve on Board Committees such as; Finance, Marketing & Development, Long-Range Planning, etc. Parents are fund raisers and work together on the Annual Fund, a major special event like our annual Auction, and other projects to help raise additional funds for the school. All parents are members of the Phoenix Parent Organization.

A minimum of 15 hours of volunteer support services from each Phoenix family is required annually.

What About After School Programs for Working Families?
The Phoenix School provides after-school opportunities everyday. Younger students participate in a homework / student-led after-school course, while older students take advantage of the homework program. A nutritious snack and drink is provided. There is an additional charge for these activities. Parents may contract for the year or pay-as-needed– $15 a day for the homework / after-school course option, $10 a day for homework option.

What About Transportation to and from School?
Phoenix Students come from Salem and eight surrounding communities. Transportation is the responsibility of each family. Students arrive by car, train, bike, bus, scooter or on foot.

What are the Hours of the School?
Doors open at 7:30am. Students are expected to arrive no later than 7:50am. If they stay for an after-school course or for homework, they are picked up by 5 pm.

• K-1-2: Monday – Friday 7:50am-3:00pm
• 3 & 4: Mon,Tue,Thurs,Fri 7:50am-3:00pm Wednesday 7:50am-4:30pm
• 5th – 8th: Monday, Friday 7:50am-3:00pm Tues., Wed, Thurs 7:50am-4:30pm

How Does Drop Off and Pick-Up Work?
Drop-off is at the Kids’ Entrance – the last door on the right when looking at our building. The doors will open by 7:30 am. Pickup is in the carpool lane along the front of the building. Teachers will send the students out at 3pm. To pick up your child after 3pm you will need to come into the school at the Main Entrance – the middle door.

What Happens in inclimate weather?
At the Phoenix School we do our best to inform the news stations of school cancellations during inclimate weather. Please refer to Channel 5 or Channel 7 News for Phoenix cancellation. You can sign up for their text alerts if you choose but we will also send an email to parents to inform them of a school closing when we have reached a decision.