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Clayton County Public Schools - Central Office
Hospital-Homebound Department
1058 Fifth Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-2700 Fax: (678) 817-3098

Quintella Harrell

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Hospital Homebound Instruction

Hospital Homebound Instruction is an alternative method of instruction for students who are expected to be out of school for 10 days or longer due to illness/injury. Services are provided for all students.  This program is NOT designed to serve students who are at home for parental convenience or desire, who have specific communicable diseases. For clarification, please see rule 160-4-2-3.1 of the Department of Education.

 

 

Eligible Students

  • Enrolled in Clayton County Public Schools

  • Anticipated absences for 10 consecutive days or more

  • Illness is not contagious

  • Students must be well enough to benefit from instruction

  • Chronically ill children may qualify to be served with intermittent services. Additional medical documentation will be needed to qualify for these services

 

Non-Eligible Students

  • Attending school for half day

  • Communicable diseases

  • Instruction provided by other sources

 

Referral Process

  • A Hospital/Homebound referral form must be submitted

  • If services are approved, certified teacher(s) will be assigned to the student

  • The assigned teacher will make arrangements with the family to begin instruction at a mutually agreed upon date, time and location

  • If a student does not return to school as originally projected, a medical extension is required to continue services

 

Parent / Guardian Responsibilities

  • To obtain the required referral forms requesting homebound service

  • To have the physician who is currently treating the child complete and sign the Medical Certification Referral Form

  • Return the referral forms to the school or to the Hospital/Homebound Department

  • To notify the Hospital/Homebound teacher(s) of any cancellation or necessary changes in scheduled time for instruction

 

Instruction

  • The student is counted present each day if served a minimum of three hours per week

  • Instruction is provided in the hospital, home or through telecommunication

  • A responsible adult must be in the home during the entire time of instruction

  • An IEP will be developed / amended for students with disabilities

  • The amount of instruction is based on several factors, such as severity of illness

 

Grades

  • Grades are determined by homebound and classroom teacher(s)

 

 

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