Frequently asked questions
What is STAC?
Space, Time, and Community is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization that provides a venue for independent teachers and homeschool families to come together for classes and social interaction in a positive, inclusive, welcoming environment.
Are you a faith-based organization?
Although the space we rent belongs to a church, STAC is a secular, inclusive organization. This means that we welcome people of all faiths (or no faith!), backgrounds, and beliefs.
Is this a drop-off program?
STAC is not a drop-off program, for two reasons:
We want families to be invested in our community in a way that can't happen when we all drop our kids and run.
STAC is not a school. We cannot be responsible for supervising your child
We have comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces for parents and siblings to hang out, play, eat, work, or visit while your children are in class.
What if I have a schedule conflict and need to leave?
Don’t worry, if you need to leave, you may designate another on-site adult to be your Person in Charge ("PIC"). This person should be able to reach you in an emergency. Please make sure your child knows who their PIC is.
Where are you located?
STAC is leasing space from the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation located at 1673 Jamerson Road, Marietta, Georgia, 30066. Click here to see a map (PDF)
Where do I park?
There is a parking lot at the back of the church with plenty of parking for our families.
Do you have a playground?
Yes! The facility that we are using has extensive outdoor space, including a large empty field and playground equipment.
What is the calendar for STAC?
Here are some key dates on the STAC calendar this year:
September 3: First day of class
November 26-29: Thanksgiving break
December 17 - January 3: Winter break
February 18 - 21: Midwinter Break
April 7-10: Spring break
May 15: Last day of class
What happens if there is inclement weather?
STAC will cancel classes for inclement weather if/when public school classes have been cancelled in the Cobb County School District. Cancellations will be posted to the STAC Facebook page.
Does STAC sell food or snacks?
STAC does not sell food, snacks, or drinks; however, families are welcome and encouraged to pack a lunch. We do ask that all food and drink be peanut-free and tree-nut-free to keep our people with food allergies stay as safe as possible.
How do you deal with food allergies?
We ask that all families respect that certain foods present life-threatening issues to some of our community. In order to protect those with allergies:
We are a peanut-free and tree nut-free organization.
Food is not allowed in most classrooms.
All foods brought for pot lucks or events should be clearly labeled so those with allergies and sensitivities know what to avoid.
If your family has any food allergy requirements not already covered by this policy, please talk to us! We want everyone to feel safe here.
Is your facility wheelchair accessible?
The facility is equipped with ramps. Please let us know if you have any special needs or requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Do you welcome participants with learning differences?
Absolutely. We choose instructors and leaders who are eager to make their classes work for all students. We encourage families to discuss any concerns about your children’s ages, maturity levels, and abilities directly with instructors before signing up for classes.
Outside of classes, you'll find that STAC kids aren't fazed by each other's differences. They're a very respectful bunch when it comes to quirks and challenges.