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Home Instruction

The South River Public School District provides instructional services to an enrolled student when the student is confined to the home or another out-of-school setting due to a temporary, chronic health condition or a need for treatment that precludes participation in their usual education setting for two weeks (more than 10 consecutive days) absent, whether general or special education.

A parent's request for home instruction must be made by completing the Home Instruction Application and must include a written determination from the student's physician documenting the projected need for confinement at the student's residence or other treatment setting for more than ten consecutive school days or twenty cumulative school days during the school year. The written determination from your child's physician will be forwarded to the school physician, who shall verify the need for home instruction or provide reasons for denial. Home instruction, if verified, will be provided within five days of the physician's approval.

If home instruction is warranted, a certified teacher will be assigned to deliver the instruction for the number of hours and length of time sufficient to continue your child's progress and dependent on your child's ability to participate. An adult must be present during the delivery of instruction in the home.

For more information regarding home instruction requirements and services, please feel free to contact your building administrators if you have any additional questions about the provision of home instruction for your child.