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Guiding the

Home Instruction Student

As with any school age child, home instruction students require adult guidance and support. 

While our students progress through their medical compromises, it is imperative that adults are there to guide and support academic achievement. This page will provide additional information for adults with students on Home Instruction. 


Per Chancellor Regulations, no student can receive home instruction without an adult present at all times


Parent Coordinator
Veronica Rojas

Overall, the Parent Coordinator focuses on:

  1. creating a welcoming school environment for parents;

  2. working with the principal to address parent issues and concerns at the school;

  3. conducting outreach to engage parents in their children's education

  4. strengthening parent involvement in their children's education.

Home Instruction:
Social Worker

Yajahira Perez - Velenica
(p) 718-794 - 7241

Our Social Worker focuses on assist with community outreach, parental engagement, transition to affiliated schools, referrals to community resources. Additionally, I work with early prevention, identification and crisis de-escalation for students who might require outside referrals to Mental Health services and community resources.     

IEP &  Translation

Parents, ​

Do you know that you have the right to ask the Department of Education to translate your child’s next Individualized Education Program (IEP) into your preferred language?

There are three ways to request translation:

1. Submit the online request form available at

If you request translation, the IEP will be mailed to you, or your child’s school or CSE will give it to you after the IEP meeting.

If you would like translation of any other documents, please contact your child’s school or CSE. If you have any questions, please email, or call (718) 935-2013. Sincerely,

Home Instruction Schools

Transition Information

The NYC DOE Office of Transition ensures students transition throughout school and post exiting  / graduation with adequate support.  Third party agencies are available to design support(s) and systems to provide students with the transitional assistance they need to maximize academic, social and general success. 

Front Door meetings help parents and students understand this process.  Meetings are held across the city at specific dates and times.   The links below provide meeting schedules by each borough.  Please reach out to our guidance office, your HI teacher or the school your student is affiliated with for further information. 

Student Safety Information 

Bullying is a national problem that affects thousands of children and youths each day.  Research indicates that children who are bullied are more likely to be: school phobic, anxious, suicidal, depressed, suffer from low self-esteem, poor health and feel isolated and hopeless.  Bystanders to bullying are also effected by a climate of fear and danger which negatively impacts learning.  Contrary to folk wisdom, bullies do not "grow out of it" but rather continue to engage in anti-social behaviors if there is no intervention.  Children who bully are four times more likely to have one or more criminal convictions by the time they reach adulthood.  

The Internet and Your Student 

From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: The Internet has drastically changed the way that children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. Yet along with offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks.

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