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Homeschooling

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Children are home-schooled for a variety of reasons and some of these reasons may dictate the type of educational materials selected. For example, a family may be interested in a classical education or perhaps a faith-based curriculum.

If you are considering homeschooling as an educational option, Please review the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Home Education and Private Tutoring Guide, which provides a wealth of information.

If you plan on homeschooling and your child is currently enrolled at L-S, please contact that building’s guidance office or secretary to withdraw your child if you have not already done so.

As a summary, you would need to submit the following documentation annually by August 1st:

  1. A notarized homeschool affidavit or unsworn declaration that includes the age of each student listed. If your documentation states you are providing attachments, please ensure that you submit those attachments as well. 
  2. Your objectives for each student.
  3. Evidence of immunization/exemption for each student as presented in the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Home Education and Private Tutoring Guide, linked above.
  4. For Special Education students, written notification of program approval from an appropriately credentialed evaluator must be submitted with the notarized affidavit/unsworn declaration.

If you will be transferring to L-S at any point in the school year and you are currently the homeschool supervisor at another school district in Pennsylvania, request a “Letter of Transfer” from the superintendent of your previous district of residence be sent to the address below. Please also request that they provide us with a copy of the most recent affidavit(s)/unsworn declaration(s) that you submitted. 

Additionally, you will, at some point, need to employ an appropriately credentialed homeschool evaluator for your child(ren). This end-of-year evaluation is due by June 30 each year.

Please mail homeschool paperwork to:

BONNIE AUKAMP
LAMPETER-STRASBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT
PO BOX 428
LAMPETER PA 17537-0428

Another option would be to drop off paperwork at administration building; use the door closest to the tennis courts to insert the papers through the mail slot. Paperwork must be in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs. Holliday.

Homeschool Information