The school district provides support to students who are unable to attend school for medical reasons. The hospital homebound teacher works with elementary and secondary students who have not been allocated support teacher time through a special needs designation at their school. Instruction is provided at Ridge-Meadows Hospital or in the student’s home. Students typically receive two to three hours of support and/or direct instruction each week.
Students work on assignments in the core academic subjects areas. As one of the goals of the program is to maintain continuity with the classroom, students generally use the same texts and materials as their classmates to complete exercises assigned by their classroom teacher(s).
Contact the school-based classroom teacher, support teacher, counsellor or administrator. He/she will complete the Learning Services referral form and forward it to Learning Services. A physician’s authorization form is also required.