Home/Hospital instruction is short-term instruction provided in a home or other designated site for a student who is temporarily unable to attend school. When a student is expected to be absent from school for at least five consecutive days because of a documented medical or psychological condition, Home/Hospital instruction should be considered. According to state guidelines, two hours of Home/Hospital instruction every five school days is the equivalent to one full week of school attendance. Home/Hospital instruction is not designed to take the place of a more appropriate school placement.
In order to be considered for the Home/Hospital program, an application must be completed. The student’s application must include a completed Professional Statement, with a diagnosis listed, approximate length of time that Home/Hospital will be needed, and signed by the appropriate licensed medical professional. The application also should include verification that the illness confines the student to a hospital, nursing facility, or home and that the student is physically unable to attend school even on a part-time basis. The application for Home/Hospital is available in both English and Spanish.
Intermittent Home/Hospital instruction is offered to students who have a chronic illness that causes inconsistent school attendance. As with full-time Home/Hospital services, intermittent Home/Hospital will be activated when a student is anticipated to miss at least five consecutive days. The student must have already completed an application for Home/Hospital, been approved for intermittent services, and been assigned a teacher.
For more information, contact the Home/Hospital Office at 485-6054.