Hospital/Homebound Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Teach the subject as per the classroom teacher’s requirements. Some specialty subjects
    may require a tutor.
  • Teach all core subject areas. In most cases, electives (graduation program) will not be taught or will receive limited support.
  • Regularly pick up work from school and drop off completed work.
  • Administer quizzes, tests and major exams, including Provincial Exams.
  • Provide the classroom teacher with regular feedback on how the student is doing.
  • Keep counselor, administrator, and other associated school personnel informed about student’s progress.
  • Attend meetings led my case manager at the school to establish a return to school plan for student (if necessary).
  • Support the student during any part time transition back to school (once student is able to participate in school H/H support ceases).

Classroom Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Provide assignments, course materials (e.g. textbooks) and exams in a timely manner into HH box.
  • Prepare enough homework for at least 3 days at a time.
  • Determine the student’s grade (H/H teacher will provide feedback to classroom teacher if requested).
  • Remain the student’s primary teacher.
  • Mark and return work to HH box for student and HH teacher to go over.

Counselor’s Responsibilities:

  • Complete the yellow referral form with parent, admin and counselors signatures.
  • Provide parent/guardian with H/H Medical Form to be signed by Doctor (Counselor does
    NOT need to acquire the medical note before making a referral). Medical form found in
    Public Folders: SD35: District Resources: Learning Support: Hospital Homebound.
  • Provide a Release of Information form if referral is placed under mental health category.
  • Inform subject teachers that student will be receiving H/H support while absent.
  • Inform the H/H teacher of any special concerns regarding the student.
  • Coordinate with H/H teacher to establish a return to school plan for student, if necessary.
  • Keep in contact with the student and HH teacher.

Parents/Guardians Responsibilities:

  • Contact school (counselor, administrator, teacher) to have a referral completed.
  • Provide a doctor’s note, verifying the reason for and approximate duration of absence.
  • Provide a Release of Information form if referral is placed under mental health category.
  • Have a responsible adult (25 years or older) present during the H/H teacher’s visit.
  • Provide a safe, reasonably quiet, smoke-free work area for the lesson.
  • Ensure the student is ready for work at the pre-arranged time.
  • Arrange for student transport when a home visit is not possible.
  • Go over homework sheet with student and help in keeping child on track.