Hombebound Instruction

Homebound Instructional Services Guidelines for Parents


Eligible Student
•Enrolled within the Selinsgrove Area School District
•Confinement is expected to last an extended period of time of more than 2 weeks
•Illness is not contagious
•Student must be well enough to benefit from instruction
•Complicated pregnancy & six-week recovery period after any childbirth


Non-Eligible Student
•Normal uncomplicated pregnancy
•Communicable diseases


Referral Process
•Referral form must be submitted along with physician’s certification
•If services are approved, a certified teacher 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 which means we need a new physician’s certification every 90 days thereafter.


Parent/Guardian Responsibilities
•Sign referral form and submit medical certification from physician who is currently treating the student to the school guidance office
•A responsible adult must be in the home during the entire time of instruction
•Notify homebound teacher of any cancellation or necessary changes in scheduled time for instruction as soon as possible
•Provide a workspace for instruction free from distraction and have student prepared for each session with assignments completed
•Notify school if there is a conflict with instruction between your child and the tutor


•The student is counted present for each day while on homebound instruction
•Instruction will be provided in the home or hospital depending on circumstances
•Homebound teacher will bring textbooks and assignments coordinated with the guidance office
•An IEP will be developed/amended for students with disabilities
•Homebound instruction may not exceed 3 months or 5 hours per week without prior approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education


•Grades are determined by homebound and classroom teachers



Donna Wagner

Administrative Assistant

Curriculum & Instruction/Student Services

570.372.2203 (phone)

570.372.2222 (fax)