Frequently Asked Questions

What is public and what is private?

The announcement forum, sports pages, and homeschooling guides are public.  While the calendar is visible to guest, most of the events on it are private.  All the other homeschool-related and off-topic forum boards, and the newsletters and directory, are only available to members with a current subscription.

How do I get ID cards?

FHE ID Cards are only available early in the membership year.  The past few years the cutoff date to receive them was October 1.  This deadline has past for the 2014-2015 school year.  Once renewals have opened for the 2015-2016 school year, you may renew your membership and then submit the following to idcards@ncfhe.org : School name, first and last names of the parents/students who will receive ID cards, and an individual photo of each person.

A mailing fee to cover postage and packaging will be charged, and you will receive information on where to send that fee once your membership has been confirmed and you have submitted the photos.

I want FHE membership but don’t want to signup online.  How can I do this?

First, we strongly recommend signing up online – it is the best and more convenient way to get the online newsletter, plus all the calendar events, etc.  However, you can mail a request for a membership form to our PO box. See the Contact Us page.

How do I post an event?

Please read this forum topic: http://ncfhe.org/forums/index.php?topic=5.0  You must have an active FHE membership to view or create events.

Can I create repeating events?

Unfortunately not.  Either manually link multiple events to the calendar (by clicking “Link To Calendar” at the bottom of a thread), or create occasional events to remind people (e.g., a notification of the first meeting of each month).

How do I get the newsletter?

First login, then find the menu item titled “Your Membership” (or click here).  In the “Active Resources” section, click on the newsletter you want.  Old newsletters are kept in zip files (and a few past newsletters are missing).

What is the publishing schedule for the newsletter?

The newsletter is published for 10 months, from August to May.

I’m a coach or have sports information I want on the site.  Who do I contact?

Please send a message to the webmaster via the Contact Us page. Copy the sports email as well.

Can you homeschool my child?

We at FHE believe that parents are the best instructors for their children.  See our resource directory for co-ops and tutors that may help you on this exciting journey of homeschooling your children.

Why am I able to access the forums but still see the “Login” button?

Our membership software sometimes logs people out before the forum software. We are looking into possible fixes.

I have elementary/ middle school/ high school age students.  What do you offer for this age child?

We offer a variety of social activities, enrichment events, and service projects as well as a co-op which offers a wide range of middle and high school classes.  Our Time-out group plans field trips and activities for elementary age children several times a year and our teen/tween group does monthly activities as well.  We provide a graduation and prom for your high school students.  Please see our newsletter for activities occurring this month.

Do you offer classes for K-6 students?  My daughter is beginning Home school Kindergarten this year and we are looking for a group to join.

We are an area homeschool support group, and as such, we don’t offer classes per se. We are beginning a co-op but that would serve middle and high school students.

Many homeschoolers feel that kindergarten is too young to start formal classwork for education, and that the home is the best environment to begin academics. In fact, it is very reasonable to expect to spend about 30 minutes a day doing actual academic work with a kindergartener (letters, phonics, beginning math work, handwriting). The majority of time would be spent with hands on, active learning, reading out loud and active play. A good book about early learning is Better Late Than Early, by Raymond Moore.

One advantage to joining FHE for you would be all of the outside activities you would be informed of in our newsletter. We have a monthly ‘Time Out’ group that meets with families of young children, field trips, art classes, PE classes and other activities that might interest you and your daughter.

Finally, there is a homeschool enrichment program at Hillcrest Baptist in Kernersville. They offer non-academic group activities. You might be interested in what they have:  http://www.hillcrestkernersville.org/homeschool-enrichment.html

I am a teacher and want to get plugged into the homeschool community.  Can you help me?

Please send your information to newsletter@ncfhe.org by the 15th of the month and our newsletter editor will try to include it in the next issue.  Advertising charges may apply in some cases.