Home/Hospital instruction is provided to students who are temporarily unable to attend school for an estimated period of four weeks or more because of a physical and/or mental disability or illness. The program does not provide tutoring to students caring for an infant or a relative who is ill.
This allows students to continue their education through a School District tutor that contacts the student’s teacher(s) for assignments and then goes to the students home or to the hospital to deliver and pick up assignments and assist where needed.
Home Hospital is a state wide program with guidelines we must follow (WAC 392-182-218). The maximum amount of time a student may use these services within a single school year is 18 weeks.
The physician must state that the student may need to be out of school for at least 20 consecutive school days (4 weeks) in order for us to process an application for this program. The student may return to school before the 20 days is up if their recovery takes less time than anticipated, with no penalty. Students may also come to school for partial days as their condition improves and continue to receive Home Hospital services.
Here are the forms needed to complete the application process:
- Student Services home/hospital Information Form
- Application for Home Hospital Services
- Authorization for Exchange of Confidential Information
When forms are completed, they should be turned in to the health office:
- 206-393-4308 (phone)
- 206-393-4284 (fax)