Frequently Asked Questions

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.  After you have renewed your membership during the summer, 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.

How do I get the newsletter?

First login, then click on the newsletter tab and click the newsletter you want.  Old newsletters are kept in zip files.

What is the publishing schedule for the newsletter?

The newsletter is published for 10 months, from August to May.  Deadline for submissions to the newsletter is the 15th of the month prior to publication.

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

Please send an email with the information to .

I’m looking for information on sports options or a specific sport?

Please see  (or click on “Athletics” under which will take you to the bluesombrero site) for ALL updated sports information.   Coaches/managers per sport are under CONTACTS and are sorted by season. The tab marked UPCOMING SPORTS contains all the latest information regarding meetings, signups and tryouts.

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. Below is the definition for home school according to North Carolina law: See   for further information.

Home school – a nonpublic school consisting of the children of not more than two families or households, where the parents or legal guardians or members of either household determine the scope and sequence of academic instruction, provide academic instruction and determine additional sources of academic instruction.

I am pulling my child out of public school.  Can you recommend someone to homeschool my child?

Thank you for contacting FHE.  We are a support group that provides workshops, speakers, events, socials, and other resources to assist homeschool families in their journey.  While membership to FHE does provide members with a resource list of co-ops, classes, and tutors available to the local homeschool community, we cannot recommend individuals to homeschool your son exclusively.

See the above question about the definition of a homeschool.  It is permissible for another family to educate another child or children from one other unrelated family under their homeschool.  Since you have felt led to remove your child from the public school, perhaps you can let your need be made known through your local church, or through individuals you know who currently homeschool.

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?  

We are an area homeschool support group, and as such, we don’t offer classes.

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, and 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.  Please see our resource list for more information on classes, co-ops, etc.

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

Please send your information to 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.

I need to add another child to my homeschool.  Do I need to file anything with NCDNPE?

If you filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the NCDNPE to open a homeschool, you do not need to do anything else to add additional children to your school.  Your school will remain open until you notify them otherwise.  NOIs apply per school, not per student, so you only need to file once. If perhaps, your mailing address or other contact information has changed, you can update that at
Or call (919)733-4276 for more information.