• Patchogue-Medford School District
    General Information for Home Schooling

    Contact Information

    Office of Instructional Services
    241 South Ocean Avenue
    Patchogue, NY  11772
    631-687-6350

    Lori Cannetti, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

    The Patchogue-Medford School District welcomes you to the 2020-2021 school year. The information below will provide you with instructions on how to register your child (or continue) for home school education for the 2020-21 school year.

    How do I enroll (or re-enroll) my child in home schooling for this school year?

    To begin or to continue home schooling your child, you must annually submit a Letter of Intent. Due to the COVID-19 crisis the home instruction deadline for submission of the written notice of intention to instruct at home is extended from July 1, 2020 until August 1, 2020. Please email your Letter of Intent to homeschool@pmschools.org and include the following:

    • Parent or Guardian name
    • Your child’s name
    • Child’s date of birth
    • Home address

    You may send one Letter of Intent that includes multiple children, but a letter of intent is required for every year a child is home schooled. Please do not send general correspondence to the Letter of Intent mailbox.

    Who should I call if I have questions regarding home schooling for this school year?

    Please contact Donna Piccirillo in the Office of Instructional Services at 687-6353 or email at dpiccirillo@pmschools.org.

    After a Letter of Intent is sent, what are the next steps?

    In order to ensure that your child receives an educational experience aligned to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Commissioner’s Regulation Part 100.10, there are several forms that you are required to submit over the course of the school year.

    You must provide the items listed below each year by the following dates; note all Quarterly Report deadlines are suggested dates. Parents may specify similar Quarterly Report due dates on the Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP). The number of reports should be proportional to the period of home instruction.

    Annual Mandated Deadlines and Compliance Items

    August 1, 2020: Submit Letter of Intent [see Part 100.10 (b) Within 4-weeks of the receipt of materials Submit Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) see Part 100.10 (c) 

    *November 15, 2020: Submit Quarterly Report #1
    *January 31, 2021: Submit Quarterly Report #2
    *April 15, 2021: Submit Quarterly Report #3
    *June 30, 2021: Submit Quarterly Report #4 and Annual Assessment

    * Indicates dates suggested by the school district.  Parents may determine actual dates of quarterly reports submission on the final page of IHIP, but reports must be sent in four evenly spaced quarterly intervals. For students entering home schooling during the school year, the number of reports should be proportional to the period of home instruction.

    Available Document Templates

    To support parents and families, we have provided electronic copies of every form. You are able to download each form in the language you speak at home and fill out the form on your computer or electronic device. Please refer to the link titled Home Schooling Forms.

    It is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian of each child to submit these items on time and according to the mandates of NYSED Commissioner’s Regulation Part 100.10.

    Where do I send documentation?

    Parents must send all compliance items directly to homeschool@pmschools.orgOr they can mail all the compliance items to the address listed under contact information.

    All documentation must include your child’s name as it appears in our records. For Individualized Home Instruction Plans (IHIP) and Quarterly Reports, please submit only one form per child - do not list multiple children on the same form even if they are in the same grade. 

    If you have moved or your contact information has changed, please send an email to dpiccirillo@pmschools.org along with the student name to avoid any delays.

    Questions?