I am sorry to report that at this time we are unable to reliably use the website for registration. We are not willing to take a chance of lags, glitches and crashes that would be unfair and frustrating for our families, considering the competitive nature of registering for many popular classes. But, the show must go on and registration must occur! In the true IMPROVISE, ADAPT AND OVERCOME style that we homeschoolers are famous for, we have devised a plan that we think will be both friendly and fair for you, our beloved families.
Fall 2022 registration will take place using a Google Form, beginning Friday, July 8 at 8am for current families. While this is obviously not ideal and it may seem a little “old school,” we have determined this to be the fairest way to move forward for fall registration. (Staff families who have already registered do NOT need to register again!)
What you need to do:
- Use the Schedule Preview at www.homerunministries.com to plan class choices for your children.
- For children age 7-13 as of 9/1/22, you will need to choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for EACH of the 3 class periods. So you need to plan their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for FIRST PERIOD; 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for SECOND PERIOD, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for THIRD PERIOD, in order of preference.
- For Early Childhood (age 2-6 as of 9/1/22), you will only choose the one class based on your child’s age as of 9/1/22.
On Friday 7/8, at 8am (new families may register beginning Monday, 7/11 at 8:00am), follow this link Fall 2022 Registration Form to access the google form. Complete and submit a form for EACH child that you are registering. (Remember you need 1st, 2nd, and 3rd options for each class). When you hit submit, a time stamp will be documented on each form. I will process registration, fill classes and create waiting lists based on those time stamps. Partial forms will not be processed, so please complete all questions before submitting.
- Once your registration is completed and processed, you will receive an invoice and must pay registration fees by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, JULY 10.
The big downside of this process is that you cannot see in real time when classes are full or available, which is why you must submit 3 choices for each period. Parents of several children may want to prioritize the order in which you register based on their class choices. Popular classes that generally fill up quickly include Duct Tape Warfare, Physical Education, Creating with Perler Beads, and Lego Robotics. I will then get to play a crazy game of Tetris and create the best possible schedule for each child! If all 3 of your child’s choices are unavailable, then I will call or text you to figure out what they want based on availability at that time. If a class your child chooses is full and you do NOT have 2nd and 3rd ranked choices, your registration will be moved to the end of the stack, regardless of time stamps. You will receive an email with your child’s schedule once it is processed.
The second downside is that registration fees will not be paid through the website. Once your child’s registration is processed (Friday or Saturday, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise!), you will receive an invoice with a link to pay your family’s registration fee. FEES MUST BE PAID BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, JULY 10 IN ORDER TO HOLD YOUR CHILD’S SCHEDULE AND CLASS SPOTS. Monday morning we will open to new families. We are working to have a fully functioning registration website for spring 2023. In the meantime, please know that we are doing our very best! If you have ANY questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to email or text me.
In His Grace,