cover of ParishEXTEND Fall Explorations 2016 coverFall Exploration classes conclude the week of December 5, 2016. New programs this year included Pianorama, basketball skills, PARISHkicks weekly practics, pointe, composition dance classes, C++ programming, Italian Art and Cooking and much more. Registration is now closed.

To view our Fall 2016 programs, check out the full Fall 2016 online catalog or get a quick look at the Hillcrest and Midway At a Glance pages. Fall 2017 will become available in late July 2017. Should you have any ideas or questions related to programming, please let us know.

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Explorations Procedures

Before your child's Exploration class starts, please make sure to review your confirmation letter located in the Document Center of your ParishEXTEND account. This letter will detail pick up procedures, attire, snacks and more. If you need help finding the Document Center in your ParishEXTEND account, please reference this quick how-to guide.

Add Extended Care

Extended Care is available both before and after Explorations classes. We have many different ways to enroll in Extended Care to better suit the needs of our varied families as well as payment plans so that you can sign up just once for extended care and make monthly automatic payments. If your child requires care after a class concludes, please enroll in Extended Care and use the discount code provided to reduce the cost. If your class begins later and your child will stay in Extended Care until it begins, there is no need to enroll in care, it is complementary


Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. We offer payment plans through the registration system. Follow the prompts in the system to set up your plan. New this year, we've added discounts for students taking multiple dance classes. These will automatically apply to your cart during checkout.

Q. What is your refund policy?
A. Payment obligation is based on commitment, not attendance. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we make commitments to our teachers that we must honor.

Q. Who do I contact with schedule changes?
A. Please email EXTEND@parishepiscopal.org, and we will make sure the change gets to the right person.

Q. How do I add an authorized pick up?
A. You can add someone to your authorized pick up list through your ParishEXTEND account. We will check their driver's license if we do not know them.

Q. What grade do I select for my Primer child?
A. Please select 1st Grade for your Primer student's grade level in your ParishEXTEND account

Q. Where do I pick up my child from Extended Care and/or Explorations at Hillcrest?
Please enter the designated building (listed below), and a member of our staff will assist you.
• PreK – Snyder Building (Spring Valley lot)
• K-2
          • 3:15-5:15 p.m. – Youth Center
          (Hillcrest lot)
          • 5:15–6:00 p.m. – Snyder Building
          (Spring Valley lot)
We run carpools for Explorations as classes are released. Carpool is at the Snyder building, please face Spring Valley. We will load children on the curbside of the vehicle. You may pull forward to an empty parking space to secure them in their seats.

Q. Where do I pick up my child from Extended Care and/or Explorations at Midway?
A. Students who are in Explorations and/or Extended Care can be signed out at the Lower School library by an authorized pick up person. If your student is 5th or 6th grade we will allow them to self-sign out with written permission from a parent. Students 7th grade and above may sign themselves out.

Q. Do you cover in-service and early dismissal days?
A. We offer care during most in-service and early dismissal days. You can sign up for these through your ParishEXTEND account.

Q. How do I register for Explorations?
A. You can register for Explorations through your ParishEXTEND account. If you do not have a ParishEXTEND account, please create one here: http://bit.do/ultracamp. Please note that your ParishEXTEND account, login and password are unique to ParishEXTEND and are not the same as your general Parish portal login.

Q. When and where is the dance performance?
A. The dance recital is on May 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters. Please reference your dance handbook for more information regarding the performance.

Q. If I register for an Exploration, do I need to register for Extended Care as well?
A. If you are signing up for an Exploration and need care beyond that class time, please also register for Extended Care for the same day.
Please use the following discount codes at checkout that correlate to your desired day: MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI. These will give you 20% off of Extended Care for that day. You can use as many codes as apply. For questions about extended care, please email EXTEND@parishepiscopal.org.

Q. What is your inclement weather policy?
A. If inclement weather occurs during Extended Care or Explorations, the Head of School will make the cancellation decision, and you will be contacted through the Parish communications system with further information.

Dance FAQs

Q. Does dance last the full school year?
A. Yes, ParishEXTEND Dance Academy courses are a fall and spring commitment.

Q. Will there be a dance informational meeting?
A. Yes, there will be a dance informational meeting on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m at the Midway campus. During this meeting you will receive the dance handbook, more information about the programs and recital, and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions. Please check the master calendar for the location of the meeting. 

Q. What does my child need to wear to dance?
A. Dance attire varies by class and by age group. Those in PreK and Kindergarten will wear a Parish t-shirt with their school skort or shorts. All other dancers will need to reference the dance handbook for specific attire requirements. For your convenience approved dance apparel can now be purchased at the PAWS store. To order, go to http://bit.do/parishdance. Place orders by August 23, 2016 in order to receive attire for the first day of dance class. For questions regarding Parish branded dance apparel please contact the PAWS store at 972-852-8855.

Q. Is there an end of year performance?
A. Yes, there is an end of year performance on May 6, 2016 at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters. Rehearsal will be held the day before the performance. For questions related to the recital, please email Jessica Robinson at jrobinson@parishepiscopal.org.

Q. Dance is a yearlong program, do I need to pay all at once?
A. Dance is a yearlong commitment, but you can pay for it month to month with a recurring payment plan setup through UltraCamp. New this year, we've added discounts for students taking two or more classes. Discounts range from $160 off your annual total for two classes all the way up to $1200 off for six classes. These discounts are per child and will automatically apply to your cart during checkout.



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