Posts by Candy Smith

New Family Info Night – Virtual Meeting

We are hosting a zoom meeting for all of our new families on Thursday evening, October 1, 2020 at 7pm.  We will be explaining how to access and work with the Google student folders and the advantages to keeping your paperwork current.  We will be explaining our program a bit more and answering your questions.  Please make it a priority to join us if you are new or just need some questions answered.

FSP Fun Fridays!

We have activities and outings planned for Friday afternoon throughout the school year this year.  We wanted to give you all a chance to get out and enjoy some community with other homeschool families.  Check out our sign up genius here for the upcoming Fun Fridays we have planned.

Back To School Kick-Off Sept 10, 7:00pm via Zoom

Do you have everything ready for Back To School?  This year is going to look a bit different I’m sure. We have some great ideas of how to build community as we navigate the world with COVID.  Be sure to mark your calendars for September 10th, 2020 at 7:00pm for our virtual Kick-Off!  We want to see your Zoom faces!! We will be sending out our normal hand-outs via email so make sure you are on the 2020-21 email list (this means you are registered for 2020-21).  We will also be asking for feedback and ideas from you so be thinking of ways we can support and encourage each other and build community this year.  We are committed to helping you through the year and making a program that meets your needs.  Let us know how we can do that.  Looking forward to seeing all of you in September!!

Tutorial Class Registration for 2020-21

We have opened our Tutorial Class registration! We are offering 2 classes next year at this time.  We are open to anyone who would like to teach a class at CLC on Monday and/or Wednesday.  The ideal class would be one that you are planning to teach regardless of the number of students (i.e. if you are teaching your own child and would like to open it up to others).  Follow this link to register. The classes we are offering are Chemistry – Wednesday 9:30am (2 hours) $450 British Literature Monday 10am (1 1/2 hours) $450 – Time may change to evening depending on Mrs. Segui’s schedule. We hope many of you will take advantage of these Tutorial Classes.  Course Descriptions can be found here: FSP tutorial classes Course Descriptions 2020-21  

New Homeschooling Families Welcome!

If you know someone interesting in homeschool or you are checking out our website because you are interested in beginning to homeschool,  please let us know!  We want to hear from you!  You can use the contact form on this website or email directly.  Many are using this home quarantine time to explore more about homeschooling. We can help you navigate what it looks like to jump into homeschooling now or in the future. We are offering community in the midst of isolation.  We have planned activities for the year and ways to stay connected even with many COVID restrictions.  We offer K-12 support with experienced homeschooling reviewers who are here to help and guide you. Check us out!

Check our our Facebook Page!

Are you looking for some ideas of new activities, classes or videos to watch with your students? We are posting regularly to our Facebook page, Family Schools Program of CLC ( to help you find new material and ideas on ways to use your time during the COVID-19 “stay home” guidelines from the Governor.

COVID-19 Policies

We are not sure how/when things will get back to “normal” or some semblance of normal.  At this time we will only be in the classrooms here at Covenant Life for the Chemistry tutorial class on Wednesday mornings.  The SOAR Co-Op has decided to wait to come back together until next school year (2021-22).  We will continue to plan activities and meetings for this year.  Many may end up virtual but we will still get together when we can.  Covenant Life School is moving forward with their sports program and hope to have a full competitive schedule for each team.  If you want more info on those teams email Candy at  We are praying this season will be over soon but we can’t predict the future.  We are lifting you all up to our Lord for His protection and presence.  He is in control of all.  Keep checking back here if you are wondering about our COVID-19 policies.  We are following all of Governor Hogan’s recommendations and only coming into the office to pick something up or do a quick task.   Candy is keeping up with emails from home and continuing to do some office tasks remotely.  Please follow...

THIS THURSDAY!! Teacher Training: The Emotional Well Being of Your Students

Since we did not have a midyear meeting, we’ll be using the beginning of our time on Thursday to update you with some FSP notes.  Our keynote speaker for the evening is Jessica Shen, a local, licensed, clinical social worker who specializes with children, teens and families.  Jessica’s insight and wisdom will help us to understand the importance of emotional wellness practices as we relate to our children.   Please feel free to invite others, even those outside of the homeschooling network.   Your RSVP will be helpful to us in planning for this evening. You don’t want to miss this!  Please let us know  whether or not you will be attending.  You can email Janet Segui directly at Thanks!  We hope to see you then!  

Have you had your Mid-Year Review yet?

If you were unable to make it to the Teacher Conference Day, Saturday January 25, 2020, and have not yet met with your reviewer, take some time while we are all on home quarantine to contact your reviewer for a quick mid year check in.   If you are having trouble scheduling a mid year review please contact the FSP Office, email Candy at

Teacher Training: Building Your Student’s Activities Resume

On Thursday, October 10, 7pm in the Edwards Room here at Covenant Life Church, we will be gathering to discuss some great strategies for putting together an Activities Resume for your student.  This is targeted at high school students preparing for college application but middle school families can also benefit from this workshop.  The earlier you start the more complete your Activities Resume will be.  We hope to see lots of you there!

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