Home Instruction Information

Parents interested in providing instruction at home should read the New York State Regulations on Home Instruction (Home Schooling) at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/homeinstruction/.  The NYSED webpage Home Instruction Questions and Answers provides answers to frequently asked questions by parents.

Once familiar with the requirements for providing home instruction in New York State, interested parents must submit a Notice of Intention to instruct at home to the Pearl River School District at the Office of Curriculum and Instruction by July 1st of each school year, or within 14 days following the commencement of home instruction if during the school year. 

Once the Notice is received, the Pearl River School District will follow up with a link to the NYS Part 100.10 Home instruction and a link to the individualized home instruction plan (IHIP) form.  This form is available below and must be completed for each child of compulsory attendance age who is to be taught at home.

Pearl River School District Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) forms:

Grades K-6:  IHIP K-6 fillable.pdf

Grades 7-8:  IHIP 7 8 fillable.pdf

Grades 9-12:  IHIP 9-12 fillable 1.pdf

Parents of students who receive home instruction are required to submit quarterly reports as specified in NYS Part 100.10g and to assess each student annually as specified in NYS Part 100.10h. The following forms are provided for parents to assist in the development of quarterly reports:

Grades K-6:   Quarterly K-6 fillable2.pdf

Grades 7-8:   Quarterly 7-8 fillable2.pdf

Grades 9-12:   Quarterly 9-12 fillable2.pdf