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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 recieve home instruction without an adult present at all times



Vanessa Ortiz

Parent Coordinator / Respect for All Liason

Call (646) 891 - 8877


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.

As a member of the school staff supervised by the school principal, the Parent Coordinator will accomplish these functions by partnering with, and supporting the work of, their Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association, School Leadership Team, community groups and parent advisory councils. (NYCDOE)

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

IEP & 



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. 

Greetings to parents and students!


8th grade students should have received a Welcome Letter from High School Enrollment. This letter contains the “PIN” code required to log into the family-facing myschools site. This code will enable parents and students to participate in the high school admissions process. Families can register their child for the SHSAT exam and the LaGuardia auditions in the family-facing site at Please contact your child’s affiliated school’s Guidance Counselor if you require assistance. The registration deadline is Thursday, October 10th. Test and audition tickets will be available for download or through the affiliated school’s guidance counselor, approximately 2 weeks after registration closes. Families and Guidance Counselors will receive an email notification once the tickets are available. Students and their families can log onto the Specialized High Schools website for more information at The Specialized Student Handbook is available in 10 languages.



High School applications will open in early October. Students can begin building their list of favorite schools once the site is opened. The NYC High School Directory is available online in Scroll all the way down and click on “Start Browsing.” The deadline for families to submit the High School Application is Monday, December 2nd.

SAT Information 

SAT School Day Post-Administration Updates

School Type: High schools

Deadlines: May 15, 17, June 1; Event: August 24

Workflow Subcategory: Student Assessment


Please review the following SAT School Day post-administration updates:


SAT School Day Fee Reduction Benefits Allocation: As noted in previous years, students who meet College Board’s income eligibility requirements may qualify for SAT Fee Reduction Benefits. These students will receive fee waivers for national administration of SAT exams, college application fee waivers, and unlimited score sends to colleges. Your SAT coordinator from the students affiliated school must be contacted immediately.

Student Safety Information 
Special Education & District 75

Cyber Bullying 

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 wisom, 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.  Click Here for More Information 

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.


There are many pamphlets and resources available for parents to help recognize warning signs of a child's internet usage.

Please view the links below:



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