I started homeschooling my boys last week and so far its been awesome. I need to write a letter to the public school district about my intent to home instruct. Does anyone have any links to a template or simple letter I can use? Thanks!
how to word letter to school district about intent to homeschool?
Looks like all you have to say is, "I have withdrawn my child, X, from Y school and we have commenced home instruction as of (date)." With header/footer. You might check your district superintendent's webpage for a template or form; here we have to inform the county superintendent of schools, and there's an affadavit that just has to have a few blanks filled in and notarized. For NY, once they receive your letter, they contact you with details of what's expected for tracking/review. Good luck!
I'm in NYS too. i just pulled my daughter this week and sent my letter yesterday. I did have another HSing mom read it over (and i originally had her DOB, but took that out. I don't need to tell them that). Anyways, here is mine, which i did in business letter format. it reads:
To Whom This Concerns:
re: [my daughters full name]
grade level: 6th
This letter provides written notice of our intention to educate our child, [her name], at home for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year.
[my full name, and husband's]
we both signed this in black ink, but printed the letter. In our district, we send out letters to the Superintendent. If you are in a larger city, i would call the district office and ask to make sure though.