How Our Co-Op Works
We are not a drop off co-op, members are expected to stay and volunteer by teaching, helping in the classes or cleaning and coordinating duties.
Fees are $40 per family, plus $20 per child/student, including nursery babies.
We offer classes for nursery-highschool for families that homeschool and families that do distance education.
Code of Conduct
It is our desire to put God first in all that we do and to live according to the Bible. We are called to train our children in such a way as would reflect Godly character in all we do. To accomplish this, we are asking for you to abide by the following rules during Co-op:
I will respect others and all property with my words, actions and attitude by respecting the teacher, other children and building at all times.
I will wear clean, modest clothing that covers all undergarments, chest, stomach, and back.
I will not bring electronics to co-op without prior permission from a teacher or Co-op leadership.
I will show up on time, with any assigned homework completed and ready to learn.
I understand that the disregard of any of these rules will result in the immediate application of the disciplinary policy. I have read and agree to comply with all Inspire Homeschool Co-op rules and regulations.
If a student chooses not to honor the people around him/her, even after instruction is given, the following steps will be taken.
- First offense – the student receives a written warning from the instructor or co-op member of leadership. This warning MUST be signed by the student’s parent(s) and returned the following co-op school day. No student will be allowed to return to class without it.
- Second offense – the student is removed from class and the student’s parent will be located or contacted. The student will receive a second written warning and his/her parent(s) will be required to meet with the teacher to go over offenses. Student will be expected to change behavior and follow the Code of Conduct.
- Third offense – Parents will voluntarily remove the student from the co-op for the remainder semester/year and will be required to fulfill their financial obligation for all class fees due.
It is important to clarify that all offenses will be included in this policy. The disciplinary actions are not applied to three of each kind of offense.
If you or your children are sick, please stay home. The following are guidelines to help you to determine if you need to call in.
Symptoms requiring removal of child from school:
- Fever: Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100°F or higher taken under the arm, 101°F taken orally (a child needs to be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school, that means the child is fever free without the aid of Tylenol®, or any other fever reducing substance.)
- Fever AND sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, irritability, or confusion.
- Diarrhea: 2 or more loose stools within last 4 hours.
- Vomiting: 2 or more times in a 24 hour period. Note: please do not bring your child if they have vomited in the night.
- Breathing trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, hacking or continuous coughing.
- Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, or any other spots that resemble childhood diseases, including ringworm.
- Child is irritable, continuously crying, or requires more attention than we can provide without hurting the health, safety or well-being of the other children in our care.
Please note that we are not a drop off co-op so if you need to miss because you or one of your children are sick, we ask that you keep all of your students home.
Babes in Arms
All students need to be in the class that they’re assigned to, including babies in the nursery. We really do want you to participate in our co-op, but if we are going to be successful at accomplishing our mission to provide a classroom environment for academic and social training then we need it to have as few distractions as possible.
There is a permanent nursery teacher which helps any reluctant kiddos see the same face each week. We also provide extra helpers to make sure we have enough arms for all of the babies that need to be reassured. If you think it will help your child to have you in there with them as they learn this new routine, let the co-op leadership team know and they will put you on the list of volunteers. You are welcome to go into the nursery or take your little one out of the nursery while you are not teaching or helping in another classroom; it might help them to have a nursery break and hang out in the common area with you.
If your nursery student is old enough, spend the week before “school starts” talking it up so that they’re so excited about what to expect. Let them pick out a snack to bring (because of allergy concerns, each family will need to bring their own snack each week). They will read stories and have a few easy activities to keep them occupied and you can talk about how fun it’s going to be.