Home School Compliance

"I'm going to home school my child. What should I do?"

1. Send a letter of intent (template) to or fax to 631-345-9284
or mail to 100 Longwood Road, Middle Island, NY 11953.
This establishes your child as a home schooler for the entire school year from July 1 to June 30.

2. Be sure you have withdrawn your child from his/her last school. Parent/guardian must visit school to do this

3. Start working on the IHIP (Individual Home Instruction Plan) that you will submit for 2019-20 (templates). 

4. The K-12 Home Instruction worksheet (templatewill provide other information required by NYS. 
It will be used to start your child's home school file in our office. 

5.  You will receive a mailing after we receive your letter of intent. It may take 10 business days.

Children who reside in Longwood Central School District but who are taught at home instead of a public, charter, parochial or private school, are considered to be home instructed by New York State.  Parents/guardians who elect to educate children at home are responsible for following the state regulations even if enrolling children in a correspondence or online program. Students in our district who turn 17 between July 1 and June 30 are of compulsory attendance age during the entire school year.   

By July each year, a Letter of Intent should be sent to Dr. Michael R. Lonergan, Superintendent of Schools, to instruct your child(ren) at home.  Email, fax or mail it to this office which will receive all of your materials throughout the year.  


Fax: 631-345-9284

Mail: Office of Social Studies, LOTE & ENL

        100 Longwood Road

        Middle Island, NY 11733

All correspondence will be received, acknowledged, reviewed, and maintained by Dr. Tracy Poulton and Mrs. Olivia Hernandez Reyes.  This includes your annual Letter of Intent, annual Home Instruction Worksheet, annual Individualized Home Instruction Plan, quarterly reports, and year-end assessment results. 

We welcome your questions.  Please call us between 8am-2:30pm (or leave a message) at 631-345-9282. 
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