Frequently Asked Questions


Can I make special arrangements to send my child with a friend or drop off my child? 

  • We are a cooperative effort. We are structured so that every family must contribute something toward the running of our group. Even though you might feel like you are not needed throughout the co-op day, we rely on every family to have an adult present to keep things running smoothly when people call out sick or when unexpected events occur.

  • We have purchased insurance with the qualification that a parent/guardian of each child is present on one of our two campuses.

I want to be with my child/I don't want to be with my child throughout the day. 

  • Our first priority in assigning parents to a volunteer position is getting our nursery kids and our Little Ones squared away. These kids need their parents the most, so we do our best to keep you with your child. We do have limited space in our Little Ones and Station to Station rooms. Your best bet to be able to stay with your child in these rooms is to volunteer to be a Table Leader or Station Leader.

  • We give you the opportunity to explain special circumstances on the volunteer form. Let us know what is going on with your child, and we will do our best.

What's going on with background checks? 

  • All members will be required to submit to a background check.  Is this your first time registering for HIS Homeschool Co-op?  If so, you will be charged a one-time $10 fee for this during the registration process.

  • After your registration application has been processed, you will be emailed a link to fill out the background check form directly and securely via a third party website. Nobody at HIS will have access to any of your personal information.

What about masks/COVID/social distancing? 

  • Our goal is always to submit to authority that God has placed above us. Thus, we will be adhering to requests both from the state and/or from the church that we are renting from regarding mask wearing. We are prepared for the strong possibility that we will need to wear masks when walking through the building. Our hope is that we will be able to take masks off when seated inside rooms. However, none of this is predictable. We must be prepared to wear masks indoors at this point.

  • Many of the parents in our group will have been vaccinated by the fall, but we cannot guarantee that everybody or even most will be vaccinated. Vaccination is not a requirement for joining us.

  • We take seriously the admonishments in the New Testament to be unified as one body in Christ, so we will not be entertaining arguments about who is "right" or "wrong" in their personal convictions. We expect all who attend to respect the prayerful decisions that the leadership has made about co-op behaviour and to enjoy the blessing that it is to be together in whatever way we can be together.