Time to Notify!


If you are planning to homeschool for the 2013-2014 school year, it is almost time to begin the notification process.  Remember, all school districts in the state of Ohio require you to notify them if you are homeschooling your school-aged (K-12) child.  The forms are relatively simple to complete.  Please leave any questions about notification in the comment section below.

Also, if your child was homeschooled last year then you will need to complete one of the two assessment options either a standardized test approved by the state or a written narrative (portfolio) signed by a teacher.

To notify: Click here notify

For assessment form: Click here narform

Changes to Ohio Kindergarten Laws


Kindergarten used to be optional in the state of Ohio.  That has now changed and Kindergarten is now mandatory for all students.

The Ohio Department of Education states:

A student must be age 5 to enter kindergarten or age 6 to enter grade one.  Compulsory school age is 6.  However, if a child enters kindergarten at age 5, he or she is considered to be of compulsory school age.  No district shall admit to the first grade a child who has not successfully completed kindergarten.

This last sentence is the game changer!  As far as I can tell, this change was made July 11, 2013 and applies for the 2013-2014 school year and on.  So if you are planning to homeschool your kindergartener in the state of Ohio this year, you must notify your school district.

Back- To-Homeschool Co-op Supply List





Co-op Supply List


Pencil box (or something that can hold most of the supplies)


Markers thin and thick


Post-it notes

Glue sticks

Dry erase marker

Clean sock to use as eraser



Kindergarten- 2nd grade

Ziploc bags

3 folders labeled with name and 

- math

- reading/ writing

- project work

Ruler with inches only

A bag with 25 pennies and 10 nickels, 5 dimes, 2 quarters each in seperate bags and labeled with name

A notebook of any kind

3rd- 4th grade

4 folders labeled with name and

- math

- project work

- reading

- co-op to home 

Ruler with centimeters and inches


Graph paper 

2 notebooks- one labeled math and one labeled science


Kindergarten- box of Kleenex

1st and 2nd- box of band-aids

3rd and 4th- hand sanitizer