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Home & Hospital General Information

The parent/guardian or school official may recommend the need for Home & Hospital services to the student's current school administrator.

The student's current school administrator will make an initial assessment of qualifications for short or long-term Home & Hospital services with medical verification or district documentation of extenuating circumstances. The school shall use the following guidelines:

    • The student lives within the boundaries of Jordan School District and is enrolled in a Jordan District school.
    • The student is confined at home or in a hospital due to physical/emotional illness, injury, complications of pregnancy or extenuating circumstances.
    • The student has missed or expects to miss ten (10) or more consecutive days of school.
    • Medical documentation is current.
    • Short-Term Home & Hospital services will be provided when the student will be unable to attend school for a minimum of ten (10) consecutive school days, but not to exceed forty-five(45) school days.
    • Long-Term Home & Hospital services will be provided if the student will be unable to attend school for forty-six (46) consecutive school days or longer.
    • A student with an IEP may be referred to Special Education.

Home & Hospital instruction may be offered when the student’s condition allows the student to be in attendance at up to 50% during the school day when:

    • Half-time attendance at the high school level is no more than two classes per day or every other day with four classes total.
    • Half-time attendance at the middle school level is no more than a total of four classes per day or seven classes every other day.
    • Half-time attendance at the elementary school level is up to four hours per day or every other day.
    • Home & Hospital instruction is recommended by the student’s physician, medical professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed psychotherapist or legally-directed services, and requested by the parent/guardian.

Short-term Home & Hospital General Information (Absent 10 to 45 days):

Short-term services will be initiated at the attending school by the student's parent/guardian and a Health Professional Statement of Needs note.

    • The student will remain enrolled at their attending school (current school, if on permit) with their assigned courses.
    • The student will receive a Home & Hospital teacher from the attending school and continue to receive schoolwork from his/her assigned teacher(s). If a Home & Hospital teacher is not available at the attending school, please call the district Home & Hospital administrator at (801) 567-8187 for assistance.
    • Teachers on the student's schedule will provide the curriculum, assignments and materials necessary to complete assignments. The student must have assignments or alternate assignments for every registered class. Every teacher must provide an assignment, modified and/or adapted to the student's situation. 
    • The Home & Hospital teacher will make arrangements to work with the student for two hours per week on assignments and answer questions. One-hour sessions may be used for elementary students or if the medical provider states it is in the best interest of the student.
    • Services shall be provided at the student’s home or other designated public location (library, fire station, etc.) after regular school hours. A parent/guardian or another responsible adult must be present with the student during the instruction session. If the parent/guardian fails to provide proper chaperonage, the instruction session will be cancelled.
    • The Elementary Home & Hospital teacher will collect and return the assignments to the student's assigned teacher. 
    • The Middle or High School Home & Hospital teacher will pick up and drop off the collected assignments at the designated location (counseling center, attendance office, etc.)
    • The student will have an attendance code “H” entered for each period and day that they are on Home & Hospital.
    • Classroom teachers will correct the assignments and provide grades for the student in their gradebook and a report card.

Long-term Home & Hospital General Information (Absent 46 or more days):

Long-term services will be initiated at the attending school by the student's parent/guardian and a Health Professional Statement of Needs note.

    • The Home & Hospital student will remain enrolled at the school they are currently attending, whether it is their boundary school or a school on permit.
    • Parent/guardian will be referred to the District Home & Hospital Department at 801-567-8326 to schedule an intake. At the meeting, the student's transcript and current schedule will be reviewed.
    • The district Home & Hospital administrator will create a schedule based on the student's schedule and transcript.
    • The student shall be registered for online classes and receive a confirmation email of enrollment.  At this time, the student will also receive their assigned courses and online teachers. Utah Students Connect curriculum will be provided online.
    • A Home & Hospital facilitator will be assigned to meet with the student for two hours per week for in-person support.
    • A parent/guardian or another responsible adult must be present with the student during the instruction session. If the parent/guardian fails to provide proper chaperonage, the instruction session shall be canceled.
    • The student will have an attendance code “H” entered for each period and day that they are on Home & Hospital.
    • The online teacher will grade and provide feedback on assignments and issue grades for the report card.
    • Home & Hospital instruction services shall be provided for pregnant girls only when extenuating circumstances make it inadvisable or impossible for the student to participate at their school or the Teen Mother's program offered at Valley High School.

Home & Hospital services may be discontinued in the following circumstances:

    • Lack of family cooperation with the instructional schedule.
    • Lack of complete or current medical documentation.
    • A treatment plan indicating a different service plan is warranted.
    • Family or student presents a threat to the Home & Hospital teacher.
    • If it appears that the services are worsening the student’s condition (increasing or prolonging school phobia/anxiety).
    • If it appears the parent or student is abusing the program, the district Home & Hospital administrator will initiate a formal review.

Suspension Home & Hospital - JSD Policy AS67 - Discipline of Students:

The Safe School Hearing may allocate Home & Hospital services when a student receives an out-of-school sanction.

    • Services may be allocated for suspensions longer than ten days.
    • Students who are expelled/suspended for drug and alcohol violations will be provided Home & Hospital instruction by the local school or the Jordan School District Home & Hospital program as specified in the district policies (AS67 - Discipline of Students, and AS90 - Drugs and Alcohol.
    • These students will receive an attendance code of  "S" for suspension until Home & Hospital services begin, then the attendance code will be changed to an "H". 

The following documents will be required for Suspension Home & Hospital:

    • Home and Hospital Instruction Disclosure Statement is to be submitted with all signatures in blue ink.
    • Home and Hospital Registration form
    • Suspension Report
      • List when Home & Hospital is to begin and end
      • Reason for suspension

Grades and credit for school attendance:

    • Students who are receiving Home & Hospital instruction shall be counted as attending school.
    • The first, second and third quarter report cards may be printed from Family Access in Skyward.  The fourth quarter report card will be mailed to the student's home.