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What is Late Bird?
Late Bird is an after school program where students are supervised in designated areas, either a Study room or Play Room. The Study room is structured for a Study Hall which includes time for homework, studying, make-up tests, etc. The Late Bird program is offered to all students whose parents are not able to pick them up from school at the normal dismissal time.

What are the Hours for Late Bird?
Late Bird runs Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

What are the Late Bird rules?
Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct and Discipline Policies as stated in the Parent Student Handbook and specific rules set forth by the Late Bird supervisor or the Head of Operations. The school reserves the right to exclude students from Late Bird for disruptive behavior or other misconduct without a refund. Students are not permitted to leave campus and return to Late Bird under any circumstance. Students will be personally responsible for any valuables they choose to bring; however, electronic devices, including cell phones are prohibited.

How do I contact my child in late Bird?
Parents may reach their child after 4:00 PM by calling the Late Bird Phone at (480) 340-2890. Students will also have access to the Late Bird Phone should they need to contact their parent/guardian.

Who is required to pay the fee?
At 4:00 PM, all students remaining in the parking lot will be escorted to Late Bird. Parents have until 4:00 PM to pick up their child with no charge. All students attending the Late Bird Program between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM are charged a Late Bird fee regardless of the amount of time spent in the program or reason for being in the program (e.g. sent to Late Bird because their ride is late to pick them up).

Do I have to pay for Late Bird if my child is in an Extracurricular Activity?
Students that are participating in an extracurricular activity do not need to pay for Late Bird for the duration of that activity (e.g. Chess starts Sept 1 and ends Oct 1, Late Bird fees will accrue beginning Oct 2).

How do I register my child(ren) for Late Bird?
To register your child(ren) for the Late Bird Program please complete the Late Bird Registration Form Adobe icon (one for each participating child), sign, and return to BASIS Phoenix Central by email at [email protected] or to the school office at 201 East Indianola Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012

Payment Information: All payments should be made through your SMART for Charters account.

Late Bird Fees

Late Bird is not part of the regular Instructional Program covered by state funding, so there is a fee for this activity. The Late Bird payment is non-refundable. This includes, but is not limited to the following: the student withdrew from BASIS, or the student was excluded from Late Bird due to discipline or academic problems.

Monthly Option – must be paid in advance $200

Semester Option - must be paid in advance $900

Yearly Option - must be paid in advance $1,600

Emergency Option $25/day

Discounts - Siblings in Late Bird

When payment is made in advance for a semester or entire year a 50% discount for siblings will be given.

Per semester (4:00 – 5:30 PM)
for each additional sibling $450

Per year (4:00- 5:30 PM)
for each additional sibling $800

Late Pick-up: Parents are expected to pick up their child from Late Bird no later than 5:30 PM. A late pick-up fee of $30 will be charged to the parent for late pick up regardless of payment option. In the event that we are unable to contact a parent/guardian by 6:00PM, the police will be notified.

For questions regarding the Phoenix Central Late Bird Program please contact Michelle Borie at [email protected]




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