Tuesday, August 30, 2005

SAMPLE LETTER OF INTENT

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Homeschooler’s Parent’s Names
Address
Address

Today's Date


NYC Central Office of Homeschooling
333 7th Avenue 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10001


To Whom it May Concern,

We are sending this letter of intent as required of Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

We intend to homeschool our son/daughter, ___________________, who will be entering grade ___, for the 20__-20__ school year.


Sincerely,
Parent's name

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very helpful - Thanks!

C. Johnson said...

Hello Everyone,

My name is Ms. Johnson, I'm from the NYC Department of Education Central Office of Home Schooling. I'm happy to see that there is a way for parents to google this office on the internet. The zip code however is incorrect. The correct zip code is 10001. We can also be reached by phone. Please call Ms. Rothman (manager) at 917-339-1748, Ms. Becoat (assistant) at 917-339-1750 and Ms. Johnson (assistant) at 917-339-1793.

Thank you and be well.
Ms. Johnson

Anonymous said...

I need a sample of IHIP and quartley report for a 9 grade.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am so glad this is here. I guess you can change the wording if you are starting in the middle of the year?

NYCitymomx3 said...

You can certainly change the wording. This is just an example of something quick and easy. You can just change the last part to "remainder of the XXXX-XXXX year" if you'd like and it will be fine.

nichole said...

I now live in NC and I am about to move back to the Newfield, NY area. I started home schooling my children because I HATE the schools here. I plan for my kids to go to school but want to be ready if I feel or have to pull them out. I am using Time4learning.com right now which I will go to if I pull them out in NY. I just wanted to make sure that the letter of intent was the same for all of NY?

nichole said...

I now live in NC and are moving back to Newfield, NY. I am home schooling now because I HATE the schools here and plan to put the kids back in school when we move. However, I want to have all my ducks in a row just in case I have to pull them out of school. So I just wanted to know if the letter of intent was good for all of NY? I am using Time4learning.com and my kids and I love it and we will go back to using it.

NYCitymomx3 said...

Hi Nichole. Yes, the LOI is good for all of NY.

Anonymous said...

Make sure you adjust the location of addresses. They are incorrect for a formal letter.

NYCitymomx3 said...

No, I am correct. Sender on top, then Recipient. Recipient's address is correct for NYC.

nvmnerr said...

I have a questions in reference to ELA testing. Is it mandatory in NY for homeschooled kids?

NYCitymomx3 said...

Your child is certainly welcome to take the tests (math, ELA) at a public school, but they are not mandatory for homeschooled kids. If your child might be applying to certain middle or high schools in the future, then having ELA and math scores could be helpful.

Ben Sadahath said...

Hi I wanted to know if anyone has homeschoed a special needs child? Would I need to send in the IEP with the letter of intent? Who do I ask about his services continuing?

Raghad Pali said...

Hello. I am sending the LOI now towards the end of Sep. Is that ok or will I have to change something in the letter.
Thank you so much for an AMAZING blog.

Angela C said...

Hi Raghad, It's fine to send the LOI now. If you don't get a packet containing various forms, regs, and a metrocard application in the mail within 4 weeks after sending it, mail in your IHIP by the end of October anyway. Congratulations on your decision and have a great year!

Raghad Pali said...

Thank you so much Angela. I am new to this whole NY thing and was wondering if anyone can recommend a website where I can get all the information I need. I had no idea we get metro cards :) and I was confused reading a plethora of data between deadlines and what is required! any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.