Information Table: An information center is set up on the first floor. Each family will have a Family Information File. It is your responsibility to check it weekly for updates and news. If you have information you would like to post, it must be cleared by the HCH Advisory Board first. Posted information should be pertinent to homeschooling. Item posted do not necessarily constitute HCH, Inc. endorsement or promotion.
Emails are a main form of communication with HCH families. Please check your email regularly to stay updated with co-op events and information.
Contacting HCH on Mondays: Do NOT call the church. The HCH phone number is 253-906-8192. You can text or call this numbers on Mondays.
Lunch: Lunch and snacks are to be eaten only in the lunch room during lunch time, 12:20-12:50. Please bring a floor mat or blanket to eat on. Parents are responsible to make sure that their children clean up after themselves. We will also have prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, and announcements during this time.
Parking: HCH parking is in the lower lot. If this lot if full, use the lower level of the upper lot. Use only the lower entry into the building.
Snow Days: If Peninsula School District is closed or delayed, co-op classes will be cancelled. Do not call the church for information. School closures are announced on television, radio stations, and various websites.
Baby Care: Babies need to remain in the nursery. They are not allowed in the classrooms at any time. Diapers changing and nursing should be done only in the nursery.
Fundraising: Students may bring items to sell at co-op only if they are sold to support a non-profit fundraising event or mission trip. All items must be cleared by the Board and placed on the Information Table in the lobby. Soliciting to individuals is not allowed.
Visitors: Every visitor must sign in at the Board Table and wear a name tag.
Parent participation is mandatory. No student will be allowed at HCH without a parent or non-registered adult family representative in the building at all times.
By registering your child in the HCH program, you agree to complete jobs every Monday at co-op. It is imperative that you be on time for all jobs.
If you are unable to fulfill your assigned jobs due to absence, it is your responsibility to find a replacement, notify the Jobs Coordinator (or another board member if she is not available), and record the information in the Absentee Notebook at the front desk.
All parents are required to abide by and help enforce HCH rules. Parents are responsible for their children knowing and adhering to HCH rules.
Families are asked to respect the HCH standard regarding boy/girl relationships: Demonstrate respect for each other as sisters and brothers in Christ. Public displays of boyfriend/girlfriend relationships are not acceptable at co-op.
Members are to dress modestly. (See Student Responsibilities)
All parents should be at their job, in one of their children's classes, in Study Hall, the Cafe, or the Parent Work Area at all times. This assists us in locating you for child needs or job fill-ins.
No students, including siblings, are allowed in classes unless they are registered for that class. Only registered children may be on campus. Public or private school students may not attend HCH on Mondays.
Do not send your child to class during the contagious stages of an illness (within 24 hours of a fever or vomiting), or with lice.
Do not socialize while in a class. Teachers and facilitators reserve the right to ask those disturbing class to leave.
Keep technology use (including texting and talking on the phone) limited to the Cafe or Parent Work Area during your free periods.
Parents will be contacted if a disciplinary problem arises and may be asked to remove their child from class. Parents are responsible for their children's actions and behavior.
No pets are allowed on the church premises.
Participation is contingent on tuition being paid on time. Tuition and material fees are non-refundable.
A non-refundable $50 registration fee per family must be paid at the time of registration.
All HCH co-op families must agree to abide by the Fox Island Alliance Church rules set for our group while using their facilities.
Show respect for all adults and peers. Be on time for class and prepared to learn. Participate willingly in classes and help with all cleanup. Do not leave the room without the teacher's permission.
Students arriving at HCH before school begins are to stay in the lunch room until 8:55 a.m. Be in class or Study Hall (or Playroom for pre-school ages) at all times while on campus, with the exception of lunch time. Do not loiter in hallways or outside. Students may not leave campus without permission.
Give your attention to God when we are praying and be respectful (hand over heart) during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Food is allowed in the lunch room only. No gum. No running in the building.
Change classes quietly. Do not bring anything to co-op that does not pertain to class or personal studies (i.e. toys, games, cards, balls, electronics, etc). Laser pointers, knives, and weapons (real or play) are not allowed on campus. All electronics are to be turned off before entering the building, and are to remain off until you leave for the day.
Students may only use electronics at HCH if a teacher allows it during class time for class purposes or for help with school work during a Study Hall period. Study Hall is for working or reading quietly. This is not a social time. Be sensitive to other students working.
Students may not be in the sanctuary balcony at any time. Students may not be in the sanctuary unless in a class. They may not be on the stage or handle any FIAC equipment. All church sound equipment, electronics, instruments, computers, etc. are off limits to students at all times. Show respect for church property. You will be held accountable for any damages caused by your actions. Elevators and the staircase by the church office are off limits. Do not lean over, drop objects over, or play around the light wells.
Students are to dress modestly. Skirts, shorts, and dresses must be knee-length. Halter tops, shirts that reveal midriff or cleavage, off-the-shoulder tops, tops with narrow straps, sheer tops that show undergarments, and lowriding pants that reveal underwear are NOT allowed. Clothing with graphics or writing should be non-offensive. Sunglasses and hats may not be worn inside the building.