Phoenix Family Newsletter July 23rd
The weekly newsletter for all things Phoenix
As July is nearly behind us, many of us are beginning to turn our attention to the upcoming school year. Included in this summer newsletter, you will find supply lists, important beginning-of-year dates, and other information you may need heading into our first day of school in our new building on August 18th. We are scheduled to be able to fully move into our new space after next week, and we are so excited to get the chance to make this building into our home and share it with you! If you have any questions as summer winds down, please do not hesitate to call (614-450-4100) or email (email@example.com) the office. In the meantime, embrace the remaining days of summer vacation, and we will see you in just a few short weeks!
August 12 - Parent Night 7pm
August 14 - Ice Cream Social 3pm
August 18 - First Day of School
August 24 - Picture Day
Parent Night - August 12 - 7 PM
Ice Cream Social
Annual Student Information Review & Update
If you think you might qualify for free or reduced fees, please complete the Worthington Schools free and reduced meal application at http://www.worthingtonschoolmenus.com/index.php?sid=1591973910863&page=lunchapps.
Students that live outside of the walking area will be picked up at group bus stops and ride the bus to their neighborhood high school in the morning, where Phoenix students will transfer to a shuttle to come to Phoenix in the morning. In the afternoon, Phoenix students living outside of the walk area will have transportation to their afternoon bus stop.
Phoenix students participating in school athletics at their neighborhood middle school will have the opportunity to ride an afternoon shuttle to their neighborhood middle school. Students riding the athletic shuttle will need to sign out on a clipboard each day before leaving Phoenix.
School Safe System
Office Staff E-Mail Addresses
Deb Warren - Building Assistant, Attendance - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly Kready - Perry Secretary - email@example.com
Elizabeth Ferguson - Building Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Absences If your student will be absent or out of the building for an appointment, please call our office line at 450-4100. We appreciate your communications and help.
Attendance Note We encourage families to bring a doctor’s note to Phoenix for any medical related appointments that require time away from class.
Safe Schools Hotline Worthington has a safe schools hotline where students, parents, or community members can anonymously leave tips should they suspect an act of potential violence at (866) 871-0926.
This handbook outlines key concepts and basic procedures of Phoenix Middle School. It is the staff’s hope that the information presented will be useful as the new school year gets underway. During the year, please inform staff members if there is any additional information you would like to see in this handbook; suggestions are always welcome that help Phoenix Middle School be the best place possible for students, families, and staff!
Phoenix Picture Day On August 24
RE: Phoenix PTSA Membership/Directory online sign-up
Greetings Phoenix Families!
In an effort to streamline and simplify, Phoenix PTSA has a simple solution for Membership and Family Directory sign-up. Instead of using paper forms or filling something out at the Social, we’ve created this link so you can easily access the sign-up form from anywhere!
Sign-up link: http://tinyurl.com/PhoenixPTSAMembership
Just click the link and the Google Form will launch. There, you’ll have the option to sign up for PTSA Membership, be included in the Family Directory, or both. And, you can pay dues online via PayPal (launches in another tab, so please navigate back and finish the sign-up!) or pay them in person at next weekend’s Ice Cream Social.
Phoenix PTSA is grateful to partner with you in supporting our awesome Phoenix community! By joining PTSA, you'll make a direct impact on all that we do to pour into our students, teachers, and families. Thanks for signing up!
If you have any questions you can email us at: email@example.com
See you at the Ice Cream Social!
Aug 14 3:00pm-4:00pm: Phoenix PTSA Ice Cream Social
Coming Soon: 6:30pm-7:30pm: First Phoenix PTSA meeting
Coming Soon: Phoenix PTSA Direct Drive online Fall Fundraiser!
PTSA Shop For Schools
Kroger Community Rewards – Visit Kroger.com/communityrewards and register your Kroger Shopper’s Card. Then select Phoenix Middle School PTSA/codeYD984.
Giant Eagle Apples for the Students – Visit gianteagle.com/AFTS and register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card. Then select Phoenix Middle School PTSA/code5620.
Please visit http://www.worthingtonschoolmenus.com/ for food services information; including menus, a link to find your student's lunch number, and access to the free & reduced meal application. If you think you may qualify for free & reduced meals, please complete this application, as it also affects school fees and pay-to-play fees.
If there are any concerns regarding food services, please contact Jill Mains, our head cook, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Nurse
Neighborhood Middle School Information
Fall Athletics are starting before school starts. If your student is interested in athletics, please complete Final Forms through your neighborhood middle school's athletic website.
Our Phoenix students have the opportunity to participate in athletics and activities at their neighborhood middle school.
Please watch the neighborhood middle school website for additional information.
Extracurricular & Athletic Eligibility
Phoenix students need to maintain academic eligibility for school extracurricular activities and athletics. Students should have eight or less items in revision in MAP and mastered in at least four out of six classes.
As noted in the Phoenix handbook, ineligible students are expected to stay at Phoenix during extensions to work on assignments throughout that week.