General Policies

Information Table: An information center will be set up in the foyer. Each family will have a Family File. It is your responsibility to check your file weekly for information or class items from teachers. If you have information you would like to post at the Information Table, it must be cleared by the Board first and should be pertinent to homeschooling. Items posted do not necessarily constitute HCH, Inc. endorsement or promotion. 

Email: Emails are a main form of communication with HCH families. Please check your email regularly to stay updated with events and information. 

Contacting HCH: Do NOT call the church. You may email the Advisory Board at hchboard@yahoo.com

Lunch and snacks are to be eaten only in the lunch areas, during lunch time (12:20-12:50).   

Parents are responsible to make sure that their children clean up after themselves.

Snow Days: If Peninsula School District (PSD) is closed or delayed, classes will be cancelled. Do not call the church or HCH cell phone for information. School delays and closures are announced in real time on the PSD website (https://www.psd401.net/) and email notification from PSD is available upon request. The Board will send out an email in the event of a closure, but the earliest information will come from PSD.

Baby/Toddler Care & Preschoolers:  Babies and toddlers need to remain in the nursery or playroom; they are not allowed in the classroom at any time. All children ages 0-2 need to be registered for the nursery. Children ages 3-4 who are not registered for a class will need to be registered for the playroom. If you are a nursing mother and need a quiet place to breastfeed, accommodations can be provided. 

Fundraising: Students may bring items to sell, 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 foyer. 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, unless a student is enrolled in the Drop Off Program (by application only, ages 12 and up).

By registering your child in the HCH program, you agree to complete jobs every Monday according to your assigned job schedule. 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), 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 abiding by HCH rules. 

Families are asked to respect the HCH standard regarding boy/girl relationships:

(1) Demonstrate respect for each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.

(2) Public displays of boyfriend/girlfriend relationships are not acceptable. 

Members are to dress modestly. (See Student Responsibilities) 

All parents should be at their job, in one of their children's classes, Study Hall, or the foyer at all times. This assists us in locating you for child needs or job fill-ins. If you need to temporarily leave the building, please notify the person sitting at the Board Table.

No students, including siblings, are allowed in classes unless they are registered for that class. Only registered children may be on campus.  

Illness:  Do not send your child to co-op during the contagious stage of an illness (within 24 hours of a fever or vomiting) or with lice. We have a "no nit" policy. If your family contracts or has been exposed to anyone with Covid, please follow current CDC recommendations.

Parents- please do not socialize in the classes. Teachers and facilitators reserve the right to ask those disturbing class to leave. 

Parents- keep technology use (including texting and talking on the phone) limited to the foyer during your free periods. 

Parents will be contacted if a disciplinary issue arises with your child, 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. This excludes service animals.

Participation is contingent on Tuition and Fees being paid on time. Tuition and Fees are non-refundable. 

A non-refundable $95 registration fee per family must be paid at the time of registration. 

All HCH families must agree to abide by the host rules set for our group while using their facilities. 

Students are to show respect for all adults and peers. Be on time for class and prepared to learn. Participate willingly in classes and help with all clean-up. Do not leave the room without permission from the teacher or facilitator. 

Be in class or Study Hall 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 (remove hat and stand with hand over heart) during the Pledge of Allegiance. 

No gum. No running in the building. 

Laser pointers, knives, and weapons (real or play) are not allowed on campus. Please refrain from bringing anything that does not pertain to class or personal studies (toys, games, cards, balls, electronics, skateboards, etc).

All electronics, including cell phones, mobile devices and computers, are to be turned off before entering the building, and are to remain off until you leave for the day, lunch time included. Students may only use electronics at HCH if (1) a teacher allows electronic use during class time for class purposes and/or (2) they are being used to aid a student with independent school work during Study Hall.

Students may not be in the sanctuary tech booth at any time. Students may not be in the sanctuary unless in a class. Students may not be on the stage or handle any equipment in the sanctuary (instruments, microphones, props, etc.). All church sound equipment, electronics, instruments, projectors, 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. 

Students are to dress modestly. Skirts, shorts and dresses must be fingertip length. Halter tops, shirts that reveal midriff or cleavage, off-the-shoulder tops, tops with spaghetti straps, sheer tops that show undergarments, and low riding pants that reveal underwear are NOT allowed. Clothing with graphics or writing should be non-offensive. Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building. Teachers reserve the right to request that hats and hoods be removed during class.