Frequently Asked Questions...
Q: What are the various levels of involvement you offer? What is required of me if my kids take classes?
A: At Tapestry, we understand each family has different needs and seasons in their lives. We desire each person to do only what the Lord has for them to do. We seek to be a blessing, not a burden, to your homeschool program. With a group our size, it takes many people to make a co-op day happen. All Tapestry guests are required to serve a minimum of one hour as part of the co-op day (with the exception of families that are enrolling only high school students). Any guests registering a K4-2nd grader are required to serve a 2 hour minimum each co-op day. We welcome any guests to serve more hours to lower their fees. If you have a concern about serving at Tapestry, please reach out to us to discuss it with us.
For our members, the commitments are outlined below under “If I became a member, what would I have to do?”
Q: If this is my first time coming to Tapestry, would I be a member or a guest?
A: A guest.
Q: How does a guest become a member?
A: To become a member, we ask that our guests both teach one hour & help one hour for free for two consecutive semesters before becoming eligible for membership. Guest fees are waived during the hour a guest is teaching & a helper discount still applies for the hour they are helping.
We require this 2 consecutive semesters of service so that our guests can get a feel for the group & the group can get a feel for the newcomer to make sure it will be a good fit for all before any further commitment is made. After that, if it seems to be a good fit, then it’s just a matter of seeing if a membership space is open. (Right now our membership openings are limited so you might be put on a waiting list, depending on the age of your kids.)
Q: If I became a member, what would I have to do?
A: Members currently serve 2 hours every semester - one teaching (or some other significant capacity approved by the Tapestry board) & one helping. Like guests, members pay a $10 per semester administrative fee. Members also help with lunchtime supervision (typically once a semester), & pitch in voluntarily wherever else is needed as they are available. We desire to keep co-op as a helpful tool & not a burdensome master. (We know that homeschooling is a huge responsibility in & of itself!) So we really try hard to keep everybody’s load manageable & as light as possible.
Q: What are the benefits of a Tapestry membership?
A: There are many benefits to membership, such as:
Priority status for...
o Class enrollment
o Event registration
Financial savings in the form of...
o Lower fees
o No per student, per class guest fees
o Lower administrative fees when fundraising efforts have made possible
o Eligibility for discounts
o Administrative fee discounts when fundraising efforts have made possible
o Event Discounts
o Impact kids & teens for eternity through teaching & other service opportunities
o Have input in group decision-making, class planning, & ministry events
An ongoing, supportive relationship with a local group of caring, Christian homeschoolers.
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