School Year 2020-21

Home and Hospital applications are currently being accepted. 

While all students are on virtual learning, the assigned home instructor will provide all instruction virtually.  The parent is responsible for their child to: log-in to all scheduled sessions, be an active participant in each session, and complete all work assigned in between sessions.   If the student is consistently missing their instructional sessions, the school will be notified and truancy procedures will be followed.

Once schools have students coming into the building to receive instruction face-to-face (Phase 2), then it will be up to the family and the home instructor to determine if instruction will be provided virtually or face-to-face with safety measures in place (the instructor is to wear a mask at all times as will the student, depending upon their age, and they will maintain a distance of 6 feet apart when at all possible).

As long as the option for distance learning is available to all CCPS students in grades K-12, CHIPS services are limited.  With an approved application, for an absence to be medically excused, the parent must provide a written note if their child misses school due to their documented condition.  Please note that, as stated on the application, the school system reserves the right to request additional medical documentation for excessive student absences.  No CHIPS tutor will be assigned until all students return to face-to-face instruction five days per week.  Students are expected to seek assistance from the classroom teacher as well as request any make-up work for the time missed.

Overview

Home and Hospital Instruction provides instructional continuity to public school students, K-12, who are unable to participate in their regular school of enrollment due to a physical illness/injury, emotional crisis (including substance abuse), pregnancy, or chronic health impairment(s). The program, which is by design temporary, is a short-term service not intended to replace school services. Home and hospital teaching does not replicate the classroom experience and is not intended to help students make up past work.

Home and Hospital Instruction allows students the opportunity to continue their academic education as they prepare for their eventual return to the school building. In order to be eligible for services, the student must be expected to be absent from school for a projected period of more than three (3) consecutive weeks as a result of a physical or emotional condition.

Pregnant students are expected to attend school during their pregnancy. The doctor must provide an estimated date of delivery on the application. Instructional services are provided for six (6) weeks postpartum.

Instructional services may be provided in the home school, home, hospital, or community setting. State regulations require local school systems begin providing instructional services within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of the application. The length of instruction for students in a full-day program is six (6) hours per week and three (3) hours of instruction to students enrolled in the partial-day program. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determines the number of instructional hours for students receiving special education services. State regulations require that an individual possessing a minimum of a bachelor’s degree deliver instructional services. These individuals are assigned by the Home and Hospital Office.

The student completes all required assignments just as required in the regular school setting. Due to the limited number of hours of actual instruction, students complete a great deal of the work independently. An adult (21 or older) must be at home during the time the home instructor is present and providing instruction. At the end of each session, the adult is required to sign the home instructor’s log verifying his/her visit.

For further information, please contact:

Brooke Kohlhorst, Coordinator of Special Programs
301-934-7391
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Beverly Goodell, Home and Hospital Program Facilitator
301-934-7457
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