Homeschooling Information

Homeschooling Information

Notice of Intent - Instruction of Student at Home 

Guidance for Homeschooling

According to Connecticut state guidance regarding homeschooling; it is required that parents and/or legal guardians who wish to homeschool their child/ren, submit their intent in writing to the Superintendent of Schools. In addition, it is recommended that parents and/or legal guardians who intend to homeschool their child/ren complete the Notice of Intent to Homeschool for each child. Ledyard Public Schools will accept this completed Notice of Intent as documentation of your intent to withdraw your student(s) to homeschool. Written intent to homeschool and/or the Notice of Intent should be submitted to the Superintendent. Upon receipt and approval by the Superintendent, the Student Services Department will retain a copy for District record and a copy will be mailed home to you for your records. 

The Connecticut Core Standards help provide families with a clear expectation of what each student should learn annually and accomplish according to grade level. We encourage you to align your curriculum and instruction with these standards. While homeschooling, Connecticut state guidance encourages you to maintain a portfolio containing samples of activities, assignments, projects/assessments, books and materials or programs used to develop your child’s individual curriculum. 

Special Education, Student Services and LPS Extracurricular Activities

Please note, if your child is currently eligible for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), a 504 Accommodation Plan, or other services provided by Ledyard Public Schools including extracurricular activities offered by LPS, these services will not be provided by the district while he/she is being homeschooled. This is in accordance with The Ledyard Board of Education Policy Manual; Policy 6172.3.  Should you re-enroll your child into Ledyard Public Schools, a Planning and Placement Team Meeting (PPT), 504 Accommodation Plan meeting or team meeting will be scheduled.  

Annual Portfolio Review

Towards the end of each school year Building Administrators will hold an optional annual portfolio review. At this review you will have the opportunity to receive helpful feedback about your child’s home instruction program and progress. Information on how to schedule the optional annual portfolio review will be mailed to you as the school year draws close to its end.

Annual Correspondence

Prior to the start of a new school year our Student Services Department will contact you to verify your continued intent to homeschool and request an updated Notice of Intent. If for any reason you need to update information or if you intend to move out of the district during the time your student is being homeschooled please contact Jessica Ciccone

Ledyard Public Schools Property

If records show you are in possession of Ledyard Public School’s property as assigned for educational purposes, you are responsible for returning that property to the current enrolled school prior to your student officially being withdrawn from the district. Please contact your child’s current school for further information pertaining to return policies. 

For further information regarding homeschooling please contact Jessica Ciccone of the Central Office Student Services Department. 

If you plan to re-enroll your student into Ledyard Public schools registration is necessary at Central Office. Please use THIS LINK for the registration process.