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 : 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:  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.

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.