Homeschool Compliance

Annual Letter of Intent is due!  
NEW for the '2021-'22 year!   Click on: Longwood Letter of Intent to Homeschool google form which will come directly to us after you enter the details of your homeschooler(s) and click submit! 

Longwood offices will be closed on Fridays : July  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, & 13.  
Call between 7:15 and 2:45 if you need to speak with us at 631-345-9282.

The Board of Regents extended last year's exemption from the annual assessment and alternative evaulation requirements where a student otherwise achieves the learning outcomes in accordance with their IHIP.
Please be sure to submit quarterly reports on time with all required information on or about April 15 and June 30.

General Homeschooling Information
Welcome parents/guardians who are homeschooling children.
Please use email for all submissions and communication (attach documents, scanned items or smart phone photos).
Send to
Anything you submit by email will be acknowledged automatically and seen in our office.   

If you are taking responsibility for teaching your child(ren) at home, you will make all of the decisions about what to teach and how to teach so that you are meeting the home instruction regulations of NYS.  The district does not guide you. Please see links that go with this website.

1. Longwood Letter of Intent to Homeschool google form. If you are not able to fill out the google form use the intent (template) and email to or mail to 100 Longwood Road, Middle Island, NY 11953.
The letter will establish your child as a homeschooler for the entire school year from July 1 to June 30.

2. Be sure you have withdrawn your child from his/her last school. Communicate with the school to accomplish this. 

3. Start working on the IHIP (Individual Home Instruction Plan) that you will submit for 2021-22. 
7th-8 IHIP
9th-12 IHIP

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

5.  You will receive a mailing after we receive your letter of intent. It may take ten 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 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. Lance Lohman, Superintendent of Schools, to instruct your child(ren) at home. 
Please email your letter of intent or use the google form mentioned above. 

Email: Email is best for immediate delivery and you will receive an automated message acknowledging delivery.

Mail: Office of Social Studies, LOTE & ENL, 100 Longwood Road, Middle Island, NY 11733

Fax: 631-345-9284

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. 

Questions?  Email or call 631-345-9282. 
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