If your child has been diagnosed by his/her doctor with a medical condition preventing them from attending school (5 or more days), you may qualify for homebound services.
WHAT ARE HOMEBOUND SERVICES?
The Lansing School District offers homebound services to those students who are receiving medical treatment that prevents regular school attendance. Through the use of assignments, textbooks, and/or online resources provided by a school’s classroom, certified homebound teachers provide instructional assistance in the student’s home.
In order to be eligible for homebound services, your child must:
• Be enrolled in the Lansing School District
• Have a medical diagnosis that prevents fulltime attendance
• Have medical absences exceeding five (5) consecutive days
• Have a physician referral form from a qualifying medical professional (M.D., D.O. or a Certified Physician’s Assistant)
THE POWER OF COLLABORATION
Our homebound teachers collaborate with your child’s classroom teacher in order to deliver the needed materials and assignments to your student. Your child’s classroom teacher will remain the teacher of record for your child.
HOMEBOUND TEACHERS WILL:
• Schedule services with the parent
• Provide instructional support by delivering assignments, textbooks, and teacher resources to the homebound student
• Return completed work to the school
• Serve as a liaison between your family and your child’s school
HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD?
Request and submit the student referral form to your school. A school counselor or administrator will then complete the school referral form, and submit both to the Office of School Culture (OSC).
The OSC will then obtain the physicians referral form, and submit all three forms to the Department of Assessment and Pupil Accounting (DAPA) for final approval. You will be notified within a week of submission if/when homebound services will be provided.