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
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.
Co-op Supply List
Pencil box (or something that can hold most of the supplies)
Markers thin and thick
Dry erase marker
Clean sock to use as eraser
Kindergarten- 2nd grade
3 folders labeled with name and
- 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
- project work
- co-op to home
Ruler with centimeters and inches
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
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