When your child is hospitalized or confined to home, it is important to contact your child’s school counselor immediately so they may continue to be a support.
Once you have signed a release form, the school counselor will assist you in communicating with the hospital lead or physician regarding your child’s progress, ability to do school work and planning re-entry back to school.
The district provides home/hospital instruction, if your child has been out of school for 14 days. An approved signed physician statement is required for services.
Once discharged or return to school is discussed with the treatment team, the school counselor will assist in setting up a re-entry meeting for you and your child. It is never a good idea to just send your child back to school without a re-entry meeting.
This is an opportunity for the student to come into school with no demands, be greeted by familiar adult support, review discharge information as well be a part of developing the best plan (includes social/emotional needs and academic make-up) for a smooth transition.