Medical Homebound

What is Medical Homebound?

The Medical Homebound program is a short term support service designed to assist students who are absent from school for an extended period of time due to medical reasons. The goal of this program is to help students keep up with their academic classwork while they are unable to attend school. Generally, the Medical Homebound program is a short term service lasting 1-8 weeks, depending on the length of recovery. Any student from Grade 6-12 who is expected to be away from school for more than one week due to injury, illness, or surgery may be referred for service.

How are Students Referred?

Referrals are made by the school counsellor/administration in conjunction with a parent or legal guardian of the child.

What Does the Medical Facilitator Do?

  • Facilitate communication between classroom teachers and parents/students.

  • Help to facilitate current class assignments sent by the classroom teachers.

  • In extenuating circumstances, the Medical Homebound Facilitator may need to provide curriculum in consultation with the classroom teachers.

  • When needed, provide support to the student through a home visit.

  • When needed, work with the school counsellor and classroom teachers to plan for transitioning back to school.

What is the Role of the Parent/Guardian?

  • Contact school counsellor to have a referral completed.

  • Contact classroom teachers to arrange email or pick up of student assignments.

  • Go over assignments with child and help to keep child on track.

  • Return completed assignments to teachers for marking.

  • If a home visit is required, ensure that an adult is present during the teacher’s visit.

For more information, please contact your school counsellor.