Weather Cancellations:

In general, co-op classes will be cancelled if the ESM school district is closed due to hazardous road conditions.  We will inform all families of any cancellation via email and Facebook.

Behavior Expectations:

We expect parents and students to help maintain a safe and welcoming environment for both teachers and students.  If any student is found by the Steering Committee to be a consistent problem in this area, we will notify the parents and attempt to come to a fair resolution.  If reasonable attempts at a resolution fail, we reserve the right to cancel the student’s registration.  Please note that the use of personal electronic devices of any kind is not permitted during co-op classes (best to leave them at home!).


It is the parent's responsibility to inform the co-op about students with allergies that might prevent him or her from fully participating in any class.  All reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure all our students' safety, however we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment.  Any student with a serious food allergy of any kind will not be permitted to attend cooking classes.

Parent Expectations:

All parents are responsible for their children while attending co-op and are expected to remain on the premises during co-op hours.   As a courtesy, we ask that all parents discuss with their child’s teachers any behavioral and/or learning difficulties that might make participation in co-op classes difficult.

Sick Child Policy:

In order to maintain a healthy environment for your child(ren), please do not bring your child to co-op activities if he or she has currently (or within the past 24 hours) any of the following symptoms: fever, unidentified rash, harsh cough, large amounts of nasal discharge, lethargic behavior, diarrhea or loose stools, vomiting, head lice, pinkeye, or other infectious condition.

Personal Belongings:

ESHCo, its volunteers, and St. Mary's church shall not be liable for theft or loss of personal property on the parish center grounds.  Should children or their parents choose to bring personal belongings to co-op, the students and their parents are responsible for ensuring that their belongings are secured.  Please consider leaving valuable items (especially electronics) at home.