Parents are vital to their child's success in the Hospital Schools Program and can support their child during his/her hospital stay in the following ways:
Inform your child’s home school about your child’s hospital stay.
Contact your child’s teacher to obtain the assignments that your child will miss while in the hospital. If at all possible, bring your child’s books to the hospital.
Bring or have your child’s assignments faxed or emailed to the hospital schools teacher after making contact with her/him.
Share a copy of your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) with the hospital teacher, if your child has special needs.
Upon your child’s discharge, request a medical note to state that your child is medically able to return to school as well as request and to document the hospitalization.
Attendance and the Hospital Schools Program
All NYC public school and private school students are eligible for attendance credit with participation. Your child may take all New York State examinations, Regents, while hospitalized. New York City students are eligible to earn grades by participating in the program. The grades will be forwarded to the home school.
Online Resources for Parents
Parents, the resources listed below are provided to support your child's educational needs:
Hospital Schools Program and the IEP
Your child's hospital teacher will collaborate with your child's school to provide individualized instruction. We recommend sharing a copy of your child's IEP (Individualized Education Program) to ensure that the teacher can gain a better understanding of your child's needs. Test modifications will be provided, as indicated on the IEP.
Click here for more information on Special Education programs and services offered in New York City, including referrals, evaluation, the IEP, and where to have your questions or concerns addressed.
Click here to learn about the Committees on Special Education (CSE) and Committees on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) in New York City. District Committees on Special Education (CSEs) coordinate and implement the special education process for students who are not enrolled in district schools within NYC. CSE's provide assistance to families in the district where a child's school is located.
Click here for more information on District 75 Special Education programs, schools, sites, and contacts.
Our Guidance Counselors
Below are the names and contact information for our two Hospital Schools guidance counselors. Our counselors provide guidance for parents, students, and staff regarding hospital-to-school re-entrance, course information, college and careers. Feel free to contact them at any time to address any questions that you may have.
Reference materials, college catalogs, financial aid forms, and selected college applications are available in the guidance office at your child's school but also may be provided by one of our guidance counselors while your child is hospitalized.