Home & Hospital Department Head
Home and Hospital Teachers provide tutoring services for students who must remain at home or in a hospital on a day or overnight basis or any combination of both for medical reasons and for a period not less than fourteen school days in any school year.
Consideration for placing a student in Home and Hospital:
Home and Hospital instruction is a service of the Worcester Public Schools and is requested by a physician. A Physician’s Statement Form must be completed by the attending physician and must include, at a minimum, the following information
- The date the student was admitted to a hospital or confined to home
- The medical reason for the confinement
- The expected duration of the confinement
- The medical needs of the student that should be considered in planning the home or hospital educational services
Parents/guardians must notify their child’s school principal, guidance counselor, or school nurse as soon as possible if Home and Hospital instruction is necessary. The program begins as soon as the physician requests Home and Hospital instruction on the state mandated Physician’s Statement form. Once the Home and Hospital Department receives the completed Physician’s Statement, a teacher will be assigned to instruct the student and the teacher will contact the family to schedule lessons. The Home and Hospital teacher will also contact the guidance counselor for assignments and texts for students in the middle and secondary schools, and principals and classroom teachers for assignments and texts for students in elementary schools.
- Physician’s Affirmation of Need for Temporary Home or Hospital Education for Medically Necessary Reasons
Teachers – provide high quality instructional experience through creativity, resourcefulness and sound judgment consistent with the curriculum frameworks, standards and the rules and regulations of the Worcester Public Schools. Students are taught compensatory strategies using multi-sensory techniques to enable them to reach their full potential as members of the Worcester Public School community.