The Granite School District Homebound/Hospital Program provides temporary home instruction to Granite School District students who are unable to attend school for an extended period of time (minimum three weeks) due to illness or accident.
Instructions to Parents/Guardians
If your child is ill or injured and you believe he/she is not able to attend school for an extended period of time (3+ weeks), please take the following steps:
- Meet with the counselor, social worker, or psychologist at your child’s school to inform them about your child’s situation.
- With the counselor, social worker, or psychologist, review the Student Support Form (pink sheet) outlining possible interventions/accommodations available to help your child.
- Sign the “pink sheet”.
- The school representative you meet with must then review the “pink sheet” with other school professionals in a Student Services Team Meeting to decide the appropriate interventions/accommodations for your child.
- Soon after that meeting, a representative of the Student Services Team will contact you to explain the interventions/accommodations the school will put in place for your child.
- If it is decided by the Student Services Team that Home/Hospital is the appropriate placement for your child, they will provide you with a Home/Hospital Recommendation Form to be completed by your physician or other licensed health care professional. They will also have you sign a Parent Release of Information Form to allow communication with your health care professional if needed.
- Return that form to the school when completed by the health care professional and it will be forwarded on to the Granite School District Home/Hospital office. If approved, you will be contacted by the Home/Hospital office to arrange home or hospital instruction.
Instructions to School Personnel
Please note: A note from a health-care professional recommending home/hospital is not a guarantee of that service. Your SST may decide that other interventions/accommodations may be more appropriate for the student. In that case, it is the responsibility of the SST to reach consensus with the health-care professional and the parent.
All Home/Hospital referrals must originate from the student’s school. When you become aware that a student might be in need of a Home/Hospital placement, please take the following steps:
- Meet with the parent/guardian to review and sign the Student Support Form (pink sheet),
- Review the “pink sheet” with your SST (Student Services Team) to get a team decision on what is the appropriate intervention/accommodation for the student.
- If the SST decides that Home/Hospital is the appropriate placement for the student, complete the SST Home Hospital Recommendation Form and have it signed by SST stakeholders.
- Assign an SST member to contact the parent/guardian to inform them of the SST decision.
- Give the parent a Home/Hospital Physician’s Recommendation Form to be completed by the health-care professional and returned to you.
- Have the parent/guardian sign the Parent Release of Information Form.
- Send these completed forms to the Home/Hospital Office*:
- A copy of the Student Support Form (“pink sheet”).
- A copy of the SST Home/Hospital Recommendation Form.
- A copy of the Home/Hospital Physician’s Recommendation Form.
- A copy of the Parent Release of Information.
*Blank forms are on the S drive.
Please Note: All Home/Hospital referrals for students with I.E.P.s must be reviewed and approved by a district special education coordinator before submitting the referral to Home/Hospital.