Homebound Instruction

 

  1. Homebound instruction may be provided to students who are unable to attend school due to health/medical and or social/emotional challenges.  Students may qualify for homebound services if the student is anticipated to miss 20 or more school days.

  2.  Although it is called homebound services, the services are rarely provided in the home (unless the student’s medical condition requires restrictions).  Services are may be provided at an alternative school, public library, hospital, or another community/neutral site.

  3. Homebound instruction may be provided by either of the two following methods:

    1. A completed Request for Homebound Instruction form (SE11) signed by an M.D. 

    2. A signed Permission to Place form (SE11) for students who are in the special education program and have an Article 7 disability and Individual Education Plan (IEP)

  4. Once medical information has been provided to the school, a meeting will be held to determine classes and services that will be provided.
  5. Once homebound needs are identified, the GLASS office will assign a homebound teacher.  The homebound will contact the parent and student to make arrangements for sessions.  At that point, the homebound teacher will contact the GLASS office with the specific times and location of sessions.  A parent or adult over the age of eighteen (18) will need to be present for all sessions.

  6. Generally speaking, homebound lasting for less than one month in duration is handled in a tutoring fashion in which the student’s home school is responsible for issuing assignments and tests.  These assignments and tests are to be graded by the home school teacher(s).  The homebound teacher will assist the student in completion of assignments, quizzes, and tests from material provided by the home school.

  7. Homebound lasting for more than one month is considered long term; the homebound teacher, in this case, will supply lessons, tests, and will issue grades to be submitted to the home school.

The school, homebound teacher, and GLASS office staff will ensure the confidentiality of student information.  It is critical that students, parents, home school counselor, and homebound instructor communicate with each other regarding questions or concerns that may arise.