Parish Plus FAQs

Dance FAQs

What does my child need to wear to dance?

Dance attire varies by class and by age group. Students in PreK and Kindergarten do not change for dance, and will wear their uniforms to class. Dance shoes are required. All other dancers should reference the dance dress requirements in their registration confirmation email.

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes, please contact Jessica Robinson for more information.

Extended Care FAQs

What are your Extended Care hours?

Extended Care begins at dismissal time until 6:00pm each school day.

How do I register for Extended Care?

You may register for Extended Care through the Parish Extend registration site. Extended care is offered the following ways: all days, by the day of the week, or individual days. If you do not have a Parish Extend account, please create one here.

Please note that your Parish Extend account, login and password are unique to Parish Extend and are not the same as your myPARISH portal login.

What is the late fee policy?

If a child is not picked up by 6:00pm from extended care or at the conclusion of Explorations’ carpool, you will be assessed a late fee according to our late fee scale. Repeated or excessive late arrivals will result in the implementation of an accelerated fee structure which can be viewed below.

Who do I contact with schedule changes?

Please email extend@parish.org with future schedule changes. If you have a same-day carpool change, please email before 2:00pm.

Is there an advantage to registering for extended care by the season or day of week as opposed to daily?

To better understand all of your options, please view the detailed pricing sheet.

What will my child do in Extended Care?

We supervise snack time, oversee homework and then allow time for play. Those participating in Extended Care have a snack included in their registration. Children are welcome to bring snacks from home if they so choose. Please remember that Hillcrest is a nut-free campus. Midway students may bring snacks from home or purchase snacks from the PAWS store after school.

Do you offer payment plans?

We offer payment plans via your Parish Extend account. Follow the prompts in the system to set up your plan.

How do I add the name of someone who may pick up my child?

You can add an authorized adult to pick up your child through your Parish Extend account. They will be required to present their driver’s license upon pickup.

What grade do I select for my Primer child?

Please select Kindergarten for your Primer student’s grade level in your account.

Do you provide care for in-service and early dismissal days?

We offer care during most in-service and early dismissal days. You can sign up for these through your Parish Extend account.

If I register for an Exploration, do I need to register for Extended Care as well?

If you are registering for an Exploration class 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. This will apply a 20% discount to Extended Care for that day. You can use as many codes as apply. If an Exploration is selected for every day of the week, you may use the code EXP for the discount. For questions about extended care or discounts, please email extend@parish.org.

What is your inclement weather policy?

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.

How will you handle snacks?

  • Hillcrest – Those participating in Extended Care have a snack included in their registration. Children are welcome to bring snacks from home if they so choose. Please remember that Hillcrest is a nut-free campus.
  • Midway – Students may bring snacks from home. At the Midway Campus snacks may also be purchased at the PAWS store which is open daily.

How do I register by the day?

By-the-day registration can sometimes be a bit tricky. Follow this tutorial, and you’ll be a pro before you know it.

Extended Care by the Day or by the Month is a single session to select, followed by options of specific days or months. Due to this setup, when you sign up initially the session is easy to find. However, when you return later to add more days or months, the session doesn’t appear with the other options. To add additional care, please edit your Extended Care enrollment session listed on your Current Reservations and add the new days or months you need, then proceed to payment and completion.

Questions? View a step by step visual tutorial of this process.

Parish Virtual FAQs

When are classes held? Do I have to attend all classes?

Classes are held throughout the summer for year-long courses and Health. Most trimester electives are offered in one 6-week session; session 1 is June 1 to July 8 and session 2 is July 5 to August 12. Students must attend a minimum number of classes in order to receive credit for the course. The number of required sessions varies by course. Please review the in-person attendance expectations and scheduled classes in each course description before registering. Students may only attend class meetings that are offered in their registered session and taught by their teacher of record.

While teachers try to work around students’ schedules, students are expected to keep pace with the class and the workload as scheduled. If students anticipate summer travel, they will need to plan ahead, coordinate their schedules (and attendance requirements) with the instructor, and work diligently to meet the expected deadlines.

The beauty of a Parish Virtual course is that much of the work can be done asynchronously. These courses are designed for self-paced learning and the majority of material is available for students from the first day of class so that they can work ahead; however, because modules and assignments build on previous ones, students need to allow time for instructor feedback and guidance. As such, students should plan to complete modules following (as closely as possible) the instructor’s recommendations over the course of the summer session.

Classes that require in-person attendance will have the option to learn from distance if the student is travelling or out of town. Approval of virtual attendance must be coordinated with the instructor ahead of time. Please reach out to the class instructor at the beginning of the summer session to make arrangements. Be sure to reference the Parish Virtual Handbook to determine what qualifies for the option to learn from a distance and what the protocols are for unplanned travel.

What is the time commitment for a Parish Virtual class?

Parish Virtual courses are for credit and so they maintain the demands and rigor of our in-person, school year courses, but at a concentrated pace. Students should plan to spend five to seven hours per week online to complete each course. This is above and beyond the scheduled classroom time for in-person sessions, which vary from course to course.

Do students earn credit? 

Yes, students earn credit for these courses. These courses appear on the transcript year which they have most recently finished (not the following year), and the grades are calculated into their GPA. Elective courses receive .333 credits, and yearlong courses receive one full credit. Once class starts at the end of May, students may not drop the course. Under extenuating circumstances, administration can approve a withdrawal which is recorded on the transcript. While courses do count towards graduation requirements, taking a course in the summer does not exempt a student from a full course load during the regular year.

Can a non-Parish student take a Parish Virtual class?

Yes, non-Parish students may participate in Parish Virtual courses. If you are interested in registering, please contact Dr. Ann Morgan. Prior to enrollment, Parish Virtual will require confirmation from the student’s current school attesting to the student’s good academic and behavioral standing. Upon successful course completion, Parish Episcopal School will issue a transcript and report card reflecting the course completed via Parish Virtual.

Can a student drop or withdraw from a Parish Virtual class?

The class descriptions and the registration system clearly state that summer schedules must be coordinated so that students can attend at least the minimum number of classes. They are encouraged to attend all in-person sessions if possible.

  • Students may drop a Parish Virtual course in the spring without any academic penalty. After registering for a course, there is a $50 processing charge to withdraw, applicable until May 14.
  • Between May 15 and the start of Parish Virtual courses, students may drop the course without any academic penalty. However, only a 50% refund will be offered.
  • Once classes have started, students cannot drop the course but must withdraw. At the time of withdrawal, a student’s grades will be assessed and the transcript will reflect a W/P (withdrawn while passing) or a W/F (withdrawn while failing).
  • After the class has started, no refunds will be issued since a class spot has been taken and a teacher has been engaged.

PAWS Store FAQs

PAWS accounts & limits

Parents can set up student accounts for shopping at PAWS either in person or via our online store, and can also set spending limits for certain product categories. Please note that once limits are set, these may only be adjusted by the parent.

Please use the form below to request spending limits and please allow those limits 24 hours to be processed.

PAWS Account Spending Limits

Transaction Amount Limits

Dollar per Day Limits



Product Category Limits

What Type of Product Do You Wish to Limit?






Exchanges, returns & refunds

Should you wish to return or exchange an item, you must do so within two weeks of either the ship, pick-up or purchase date. Items must include a receipt, and items without original tags will not be accepted for exchange or return. Please return your merchandise in store or through the mail:

Mailed Return
Items can be returned via the mail for a refund. Please include a copy of your receipt. Items are eligible for return if postmarked within two weeks of original ship date. Once received, your refund will be processed and a confirmation issued accordingly.

Please mail to:
Parish Episcopal School
Attn: Kristi Gahl, PAWS Spirit Store
4101 Sigma Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Custom orders

PAWS can help with customized items that are specific to your organization or team. Start the process by filling out our product request form, and we’ll get back to you to discuss your project.

Looking to purchase a completed custom item? Go to the specialty section of the online store to find ready-to-order custom products. To discuss a potential project or ask questions about custom items, please contact Stephanie Pearson.

Uniform Guidelines

Summer FAQs

General Camp Information

What should my child wear to camp?

Campers should wear closed-toe shoes, a t-shirt, and shorts. We advise that you send a sweatshirt or fleece with your camper as our building can run a bit cold in the summer. PreK campers should always have a change of clothes in their bags and should also bring a sheet for their nap mat. All campers should reference the weekly welcome letter so that they may be prepared for special days and activities. This letter is sent the Wednesday before camp starts.

Should I pack snacks?

Campers have snack time at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day. Snacks from home are always welcome. For your convenience, you may purchase weekly snacks for the AM or PM snack period during the registration process. The weekly price for snacks is $5.00 for AM snacks and $5.00 for PM snacks. Snacks will be pre-determined on a weekly basis. Pre-ordered snacks can be purchased through your camp account and ordered as late as Friday before each camp week.

Each day will feature one snack such as Goldfish, Cheez-Its, PIrate’s Booty, Veggie Straws and more, depending on availability. Gluten-free snacks such as Veggie Straws and Pirate’s Booty are available for campers with food-sensitive allergies.

Campers will not visit the Paws store during their camp time. Campers should bring snacks from home, pre-order snacks through their camp account, or purchase snacks from Paws before camp begins.

What about lunch?

Lunchtime is 12:00 pm –12:30 pm. Lunch is fully supervised by counselors and instructors. Students must bring their lunch. Please note that lunches will not be refrigerated nor can they be heated. Parish Summer is nut-free.

Where and when do I check-in on the first day?

First day check-in will occur in the carpool line; parents will not need to park and walk their child(ren) inside. Counselors will unload your child(ren) from your vehicle and will walk them to their assigned camp. Check-in for Extended Day AM opens at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. for morning camps, and 12:15 p.m. for afternoon camps.

How do I communicate a change in my child's schedule or an absence?

Please email any changes to summer@parish.org.

At what age may my child attend camp?

Your child must be 3 years old and toilet trained. View policy below:

Children in all PreK camps are expected to be fully toilet trained before entering our program. It is expected that the child is toilet trained, stays dry for several hours, and uses the bathroom during our restroom breaks or when they request to use the restroom. In addition, children must be wearing underwear in our camps and may not wear pull-ups.

The following are a few of the signs we see when your child is toilet trained:

  • The child recognizes when they need to use the toilet.
  • The child stays dry for an extended period of time.
  • The child can undress and pull up his/her own pants.
  • The child can wipe him/herself after using the toilet.
  • The child can wake up during nap time should they need to use the restroom.

Provide at least 2 changes of clothes, including pants, underwear and socks. Soiled clothing will be placed in a bag in your child’s backpack to be taken home.

  • If restroom accidents occur, parents will be notified with the understanding that the issue needs to be addressed and corrected.
  • If multiple accidents occur in one day, the parent will be notified and must pick up their child. If not corrected by the next day, the child will have to stay home the remainder of the week. No refund will be applied.

What if my child is enrolled/enrolling in Primer in the fall of 2022?

We ask that you register your child in camps available for the grade your child just completed.  For Parish students this is Kindergarten, but we understand that other schools place Primer in a different sequence than do we.

What do the campers do in Day Camp?

A sample schedule for the Parish Summer Day Camp can be found here. This is not a hard and fast schedule but will give you a general idea of the day to day.

Financial Policies

How do I register for Parish Summer?

All camps have registration links which will take you directly to the registration site for that camp.  You may browse this site and access camps in that order, or you can go directly to the site and browse and select camps on that system.

Camps and classes are limited in size and are available on a first come, first served basis. Scheduled payments must be fulfilled in order to retain your child’s place in any camp. The $30 registration fee and the $50 per camp deposit will be retained for all canceled registrations. Camps/classes are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. If a class or camp is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be fully refunded. Please note: If you are depending upon a camp for childcare, we will work with you to fulfill those needs.

Is there a deadline?

Registrations received after Thursday at noon will incur an additional fee of $50 per camp.

We happily accept walk-in registrations on a space available basis.

How do I make changes to my reservations?

Camps can be added at any time via your Parish Summer online account. If you need to make a change to an existing reservation, please contact us at summer@parish.org.

Why can't I see Day Camp in Week 1 as an option?

We have decided to offer only specialty camps during the first week of camp this summer so that we are able to conduct staff training. Check out all of our options for this week, you’ll surely find something great! Day Camp beginning in week 2 will be awesome and worth the wait!

Registration

What fees am I responsible for at the time of registration?

  • $30 registration fee (one-time fee)
  • $50 non-refundable deposit per camp to secure the camp.

Payment Options for 2022 include pay in full at checkout or the flexible payment option with 25% due at the following times:

At the time of registration

60 days before camp start date

30 days prior to the camp start date

14 days prior to the camp start date

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes, we have a generous discount policy! These discounts will appear automatically in your cart when eligible camps are added, and no code is required.

For full day (9:00am-3:30pm) camps, we offer an increasing discount as follows:

Your third through fifth camps will receive a 10% discount

Your sixth through eighth camps will receive a 15% discount

Your ninth camp and beyond will receive a 20% discount

 

For half day camps (9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm), we offer an incremental discount as follows:

Your fifth through eighth camps will receive a 10% discount

Your ninth through twelfth camps will receive a 15% discount

Your thirteenth camp and beyond will receive a 20% discount

Volume discount is per child and applies to all registrations over the course of the summer.

 

In addition, if you register for the full day of Parish Summer Day Camp, you qualify for free AM Extended Care and $50 (reduced from $75) PM Extended Care.

What is your refund policy?

 

Camp cancellation and refund requests must be emailed to summer@parish.org.

The $30 registration fee and the $50 per camp deposit will be retained for all canceled registrations. If Parish Summer cancels a class, all fees will be refunded.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancellation Date: Prior to May 1: All camp fees, less the deposit, will be refunded.

Cancellation Date: After May 1 but before four weeks prior to the camp start: 75% of camp fees, less the deposit, will be refunded.

Cancellation Date: Between two and four weeks prior to the camp start: 50% of camp fees, less the deposit, will be refunded.

Cancellation Date: Within two weeks prior to the camp start: No refund.

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