Letter of Intent to Homeschool in New York

by Sandra Foyt on June 18, 2007

in Home School NY

I almost made my first huge mistake in this homeschool career. Somehow, I thought that I didn’t need to send in the Letter of Intent to Homeschool until two weeks before starting to home school.

I was wrong! In New York, homeschoolers are required to submit an annual Letter of Intent by July 1st. Yikes! No more procrastination.

Well, a little procrastination. I needed to research what people usually include in the first Letter of Intent to Homeschool.

First, I found a copy of the New York Education Code for Homeschooling on the A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling website (http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/laws/blNY.htm,) but this didn’t tell me what to write.

On the same website, I found a link to a sample Letter of Intent to Homeschool (http://www.christianhomeschoolers.com/hs_letter.html) but this is for homeschoolers in Hawaii. Tempting as it is to move to Hawaii, I need a Letter of Intent to Homeschool in New York.

I found a Sample Letter of Intent to Homeschool in New York at http://homeschoolinginnewyorkcity.blogspot.com/2005/08/sample-letter-of-intent.html. All I had to do was to fill in the address of my school district superintendent (found on our district website) and our personal information.

This is so easy. I am fortunate that other home school parents have done the research and that they put this kind of information online.

So, here we go . . . “We intend to homeschool our son.”

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brandy kunkel January 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I have so many questions and don’t know where to begin. My daughter who is in 8th grade has been being bullied terribly for the past few months at school. She has gone from a fun , sociable , happy girl to having horrible anxiety attacks and depression. The school spoke with these students , which only made things worse. There’s even a staff member that puts in some digs sometimes too. I came to your website and used your example of the letter of intent ( thank you ) … but what is my next step? where do I go from here? Is there a step by step way on-line for parents who are new to homeschooling? Any answers would be very helpful. Thanks….

fazia March 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

i read your story about your daughter and it sounds just like what my 11 year old daugher is goin though now in schcool i feel awful i”m really hope things get better with your child as i wish for my own bullying is horrible and needs to stop to make our schools safe and a place to learn.

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