Home Schooling Information


Homeschooling Information For Parents/Guardians


Homeschooling is the education of children at home, typically by parents or guardians, rather than in a public or private school. The Dover Union Free School District shall ensure that children instructed at home are taught by a competent instructor and receive an education substantially equivalent to that offered in the district's schools. Homeschooling is an option for parents who wish to provide their children with a different learning environment than what exists in public and/or private schools. It is also an alternative for those families who are unable, for practical or personal reasons, to comply with the regulations of a public school.

Parents/Guardians who wish to educate their children at home must submit to the Superintendent of Schools, Michael Tierney, a letter indicating their intent to home school. After the intent is received, the District will then require an Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) be completed, within 
10 days of receipt, outlining the goals to be met and the course materials and a syllabus to be used each year for the child's learning process (the letter of intent and IHIP must be completed each school year and for each child). The District may accept or deny an IHIP. Parents/Guardians must submit quarterly reports which will provide the District with the necessary information to make determinations of substantial equivalency and competency of instruction on an ongoing basis. Quarterly reports are to be submitted on, or before, the dates specified by the parent in the IHIP.



Individualized Home Instruction Plans (IHIP) and all other Homeschooling correspondence should be directed to Patricia Rizzo, or Kristin Light, who will assist you with all of your Homeschooling needs. Mrs. Rizzo or Ms. Light may be reached at (845) 877-5760  or by email at kristin.light@doverschools.org

All Homeschooling documents may be submitted via email to patricia.rizzo@doverschools.org , kristin.light@doverschools.org , regular mail, or drop off at the district office to the attention of Mrs. Patricia Rizzo or Ms. Kristin Light


New York State Home Instruction Regulations


Helpful Homeschooling
 Documents


Home Instruction Worksheet (District Use Only)


Instructional Requirements by Grade Level

Individualied Home Instruction Plan EXAMPLE.

Quarterly Report EXAMPLE
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