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NHC Purpose

NHC Mission Statement

 Northside Homeschool Coop (NHC) is a loving, Bible-based, conservative-Christian, homeschool cooperative.  NHC is a supplementary academic instruction to bridge the gap between homeschooling, public and charter schools. We seek to equip and challenge our students to love learning, think critically, and achieve academic excellence.

NHC goals;

  • Provide a wide variety of classes
  • Challenge students with in-depth curriculum and high moral standards
  • Become a strong support system for homeschool families and those considering homeschool in the future
  • Expose students to homework, deadlines, study skills, social/classroom etiquette, test/quizzes

 

NHC has A new Covid-19 Policy in place. Please see below

NHC COVID – 19 Policies / Procedures

In response to the COVID – 19 global pandemic, we have created a set of policies and procedures, as we strive to continue our mission to be a loving, Bible-based, conservative-Christian, homeschool cooperative. We will continue to seek to equip and challenge our students to love learning, think critically, and achieve academic excellence, while maintaining the safety and best interest of our students, teachers, and families.  

We will be operating in cooperation with Federal and State mandates with regards to public gatherings and social distancing. We will seek to follow the guidelines from the CDC with regards to good hygiene and sanitizing protocols. We will be following the Phases proposed by the State and Federal government. 

Our current illness policy as outlined below is still in place and should be adhered to regardless of which Phase we are in. We would also ask that if at any time, your student may have exposed other students or teachers to illness, that you notify a teacher or Board member immediately. Teachers will offer that same courtesy to their students’ families. If at any time we become aware of possible exposure to illness, we will notify anyone who may have been exposed. Of course the identity of the ill student/teacher will remain confidential and we will seek to protect your privacy while seeking to prevent further spreading of illnesses. 

NHC Illness Policy: (from the NHC Handbook)

If your student (or anyone in your household) is sick, please stay home. Students must be fever/diarrhea/vomit free for at least 24 hours. Students should remember to cough and sneeze into a tissue or their elbow, avoid touching their faces, and reduce physical contact with others who may be sick. They should practice good hand washing practices, washing with soap and water frequently or using an alcohol-based sanitizer.  It is their responsibility to contact teachers and make up any assignments missed in a timely fashion.

While we are in Phase One:

 

  • In person NHC classes will be suspended and replaced with classes via Zoom or another on-line platform. 
  • Drop-off / pick-up of assignments and materials will be arranged as necessary.

 

While in Phase Two: 

 

  • In person classes may resume with limited class sizes (10 – 12 depending on the class), to allow for social distancing. 
  • Surfaces will be disinfected prior to classes beginning each day and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned between classes.
  • Good hygiene by students and teachers will be expected: limit touching of the face, coughing and sneezing into a tissue or elbow, good hand-washing practices, use of hand sanitizer, etc. These practices will be posted in various locations at NHC as a reminder.
  • Restrooms and door knobs will be regularly sanitized throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon entrance to NHC and in classrooms.
  • The wearing of protective masks will be optional.
  • The Common Area will be CLOSED, with the exception of students who are navigating between classes. These students (ages 10 and over) will be expected to practice social distancing by remaining in designated areas. Students under the age of ten should remain with their parents/guardians in their vehicles until classes begin. Immediately after class these students will need to be picked up by their parents/guardians and escorted to the parking lot.

 

While in Phase Three: 

 

  • In person classes will be held with limited class sizes (10 – 12 depending on the class), to allow for social distancing. 
  • Surfaces will be disinfected prior to classes beginning each day and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned between classes.
  • Good hygiene by students and teachers will be expected: limit touching of the face, coughing and sneezing into a tissue or elbow, good hand-washing practices, use of hand sanitizer, etc. These practices will be posted in various locations at NHC as a reminder.
  • Restrooms and door knobs will be regularly sanitized throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon entrance to NHC and in classrooms.
  • The Common Area will be made available at your own discretion.

 

Phases will be determined by State and Federal guidelines. Our hope and prayer is that we will be able to move smoothly into Phase Two and then Phase Three and remain there for the entire school year. In the event that this is not possible, we want you all to know that our main concern is for the safety and well-being of all of the families that NHC serves. We want to assure you that we have plans in place that will allow us to continue to serve you and your students despite the unusual circumstances we all face. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate this uncharted territory together. We will always do our best to communicate well and in a timely fashion. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your school journey and for being part of the NHC family.