We've had a great first week!
Week 1: January 14 - 18 (Week 2 for Eastside)
Week 2: January 21 - 25
Eastside has no class on January 21
Greetings!

We are so excited to have you all in our classes! With the new semester comes a great energy already being felt on campus!

For those that are new to us, welcome! And also as a reminder for our returning families, this is the first of our weekly newsletters! As email is our primary form of communication, please check your inbox for this newsletter every Friday morning!

First, you will read general announcements that involve everyone! Then, announcements and news are broken down by campus - like pizza days, campus supervisor contact info, and more.

If you have trouble viewing this email, a copy is posted to our website.

Thank you for being a part of our homeschool community! Have a great weekend!
Important Dates:
If you have NOT double checked your child's schedule and submitted your final schedule to SOARCE, do so TODAY!
January 18: Last day to drop/change/add classes
  • To add classes, do so through Orbund. Read instructions here.
  • To drop or change a class, please fill out this form. Each drop or change will incur a $50 charge.
January 18: Schedules are due to SOARCE if you are using their funding.
  • To submit your schedule, fill out their form.
January 21: Eastside has no classes. All other campuses do have class this week!
January 28: Picture retakes at Auburn Hills Campus (read details above)
February 1: Picture retakes at Shelby Township Campus (read details above)
February 4: Info Meeting at Clarkston Campus
February 7: Info Meeting at HighPoint Hybrid Academy's Clinton Twp. Campus
April 9: Science Fair, Student Showcase and Meet the Teacher Night
June 1: Graduation Ceremony
News for all families:
(Campus announcements are found below.)
Important Financial Information

If you enrolled in the fall and did not already pay your winter semester registration fee, $50 will be added to your account around January 18.

Keep in mind that ALL classes are listed and invoiced at the $175 per class fee.

All  Winter semester payments will be due on or before January 30, 2019 to receive the early pay discount . IF you pay on or before January 30, 2019 for your Winter semester classes, then you are eligible to pay at the early pay discount rate which is $135 per class (a savings of $40/per class) - but, you must calculate that fee based on how many classes you are self-paying for. To figure this out, simply multiply the number of classes your child is taking this semester by $135 and then add on any lunch fees ($15/per semester) or Study Hall fees ($65/per hour). After payment is received, we will adjust your account, giving you the credit for the early pay discount.

If you are participating in the SOARCE program and meet their requirements for funding, those credits will be applied to your account in March.

After January 30, class fees are $175 per class and all invoices are due, paid in full, by March 31, 2019.

Thank you! If you have any questions, please email our accounting department at accounting@mihomeschoolconnections.com
NEW: Drama Club
This performance-based drama club will meet for two hours weekly. During that time, students will play exciting theater games, participate in engaging rehearsals, and build fun sets and costumes for a theater production.

At the end of the semester, the students will have the opportunity to perform a production for their friends and family at several local venues. No previous acting or performing experience is necessary, just come ready to have fun, work hard, and learn more about the art of theater!

This club is for middle and high school age students. This club will be hosted at our Main Office in Auburn Hills, NOT at the campus.

If you have any questions, please email Megan at meganltimberlake@gmail.com.
ACT Prep Class! It's back!
Class space is limited! Six weeks, 12 hours to build more confidence and a better ACT score!
High test scores on standardized tests are still an avenue for scholarship money and college admission. In this class, students will learn the ACT’s “evil tricks” and practice test-taking strategies designed to improve their overall ACT score.
This ACT Prep Class is taught by Wendy Kapusta on Saturdays at our Main Office in Auburn Hills starting on February 9th and running through March 23rd (no class on March 2).
The class fee is $135 if paid by January 30. After January 30, the fee is $175. The registration fee for new families is $50. SOARCE funding is possible for this class.
Picture Retake Days for All Students
Portrait Retake Day is open to new families as well as all students wanting a retake from the Fall Portrait Day. 

We have two options available to accommodate you: January 28th at Auburn Hills Campus from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and Friday, February 1st at Shelby Township Campus from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Families from any Homeschool Connections Campus can be accommodated at these locations and times.

Please print the online form (click here  http://www.midtowneventphotography.com/HC19PhotoForm.pdf ), fill it out, and send it with your child along with payment to turn in when being photographed. 

If you have questions, please contact Chris at Midtown Event Photography at 586-219-0063. Thank you!
Invite a friend to learn more about Homeschool Connections and HighPoint Hybrid Academy!

We love sending you emails about activities and opportunities for homeschoolers!

If you have friends that would like to meet more homeschoolers in your area, encourage them to find out more about our classes or about our sister-program HighPoint Hybrid Academy!
HighPoint Hybrid Academy is celebrating a very successful 2nd year with nearly 300 students coming together two days a week to learn. New Student Enrollment which opens March 1st.

Homeschool Connections has 7 locations across southeastern Michigan. Our classes range from K5 through 12th grade including both academic and enrichment classes!

If you'd like to learn more or invite a friend, please attend one of our upcoming informational meetings:
Clarkston Campus
Monday, February 4th
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Informational Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Clarkston Community Church
6300 Clarkston Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346
HighPoint Hybrid Academy's Clinton Township Campus
Thursday, February 7th
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Informational Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Bethany Baptist Church
19700 15 Mile Rd, Clinton Twp., MI 48035
Reminder: Pack a Lunch!
Every week, parents are responsible for making sure their children bring their own lunches. There are no microwaves or refriger ators available. There is a snack shop at each campus (snacks and drinks cost a range of 25 cents to $1 each). Our campuses are not peanut-free.

About once a month, each campus will have a pizza day. Your child must place an order ahead of time. Pizza is $1 per slice. Options are pepperoni or cheese. An announcement will be made in this weekly newsletter (under your campus' section at the bottom) and a sign will be posted at your campus.
Free Day at the Henry Ford Museum
Come celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the many ordinary people who had the extraordinary courage and commitment to ask for more from their nation on civil rights. Bring your family and friends, the Henry Ford Museum is open to the community on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day absolutely FREE.

That includes free admission and free parking, activities and dramatic presentations.
Auburn Hills
Enter and exit through the NORTH doors. Only teachers can enter at the South doors.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Shelly McMahon - 248-710-0360 ext. 2016, shelly@mihomeschoolconnections.com
  • Michelle McCoy and Renee Schnabel - 248-710-0360 ext. 1001
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Clarkston
Enter and exit from the side parking lot at door #7. All other doors are locked.
Pizza day is February 8! Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
Dress Warm!
Weather-permitting, we will allow everyone to play outside after lunch! Please dress your child in warm clothes.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Lora Vogler and Michelle McCoy - 248-710-0360 ext. 1003
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Eastside
Enter and exit through the WEST doors.
Pizza day is January 28! Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
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Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Latunya Mann and Anna Opel - 248-710-0360 ext. 1002
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Rochester Hills
Enter and exit through the back doors of Faith Church.
Pizza day is February 12! Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Katie Vallus and Karen Cuyler - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Romeo
Enter and exit through the NORTH doors.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Allison Powers and Jodi Kloock - 248-710-0360 ext. 1005
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Shelby Township
Enter and exit through the SOUTH doors.
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Pizza day is February 15! Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Katie Vallus, Karen Cuyler and Stephanie Caira - 248-710-0360 ext. 1006
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Troy
Enter and exit through the EAST doors.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Michelle Davis Poeder, Anna Opel, and Renee Schnabel - 248-710-0360 ext. 1007
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Contact Information:

Main Phone Number: 248-710-0360

If you do not know who to contact, please email help@mihomeschoolconnections.com .

If you have questions about Orbund, please read our Orbund Help Page .

If you have campus operation related questions, please reach out to Shelly at Shelly@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2016.

If you have family financial account questions, please ask Pam at accounting@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2017.

For teacher related questions, please speak with Ruth at Ruth@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2019.

For Human Resources , contact Becky at Becky@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2018.

Yours in Service,

Your Homeschool Connections Team
Homeschool Connections | www.MIHomeschoolConnections.com