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Brian Cinnamon
Coordinator

Becky Warner
Receptionist
423-378-2160
Homebound Services

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WHAT IS HOMEBOUND/HOSPITAL SERVICE?

 Homebound/Hospital service is an instructional and/or supportive service provided by the school system to a student in his/her home, in a convalescent home, in a hospital, or other location.

 HOW DOES A CHILD QUALIFY?

Any student with a physical or health impairment which, in the opinion of professional personnel licensed by the Board of Healing Arts, will cause an absence from school for more than two consecutive weeks can qualify for homebound services if approved by the school system.

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES?

  1. Obtain a Request for Homebound Services packet from the Homebound Coordinator (Brian Cinnamon) at the Palmer Center.
  2. Take the request form to the attending physician for completion and signature.
  3. Bring the fully completed form back to the Homebound Coordinator (Brian Cinnamon) at the Palmer Center, 1609 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport 37664, or  fax 378-2152.  (This form can be mailed; however, this may slow the process.)
  4. After the homebound request form has been received, it will be reviewed for approval.
  5. The approval process may require additional information from parents or physician.  A meeting between parents and school personnel may be required prior to approval. If approved, a homebound teacher will be assigned to the student.
  6. Typically, the homebound instructor will contact the parents within one to two days for the first appointment.
HOW DOES HOMEBOUND/HOSPITAL SERVICE ACTUALLY HAPPEN? 

After receiving the assignment of a new student, the homebound instructor will contact the student's school in order to obtain assignments and any necessary materials from his/her teacher(s).  Each high school, middle school, or elementary teacher is involved.

 
The instructor will then call the student's home to schedule the first appointment. 
At a mutually agreeable time, the instructor will come to the home or other designated site on a regularly scheduled basis twice each week.  Each session is one and one-half hours in length unless otherwise indicated.
 
Homebound/Hospital Services may continue for the duration of confinement recommended by the physician; however, the school system may periodically verify with the physician the need for continuation of services.

 
HOW CAN YOU BE OF ASSISTANCE?

In order to provide the best opportunity possible to continue your child's educational progress while at home, we ask your cooperation in the following:
 
To work together effectively, your child and the homebound instructor will need a quiet, well lighted place to work, preferably with a table or some other smooth surface.
 
Time is an important element in this instructional program, so please arrange for an area  where the teacher can work  with the child uninterrupted by other family members.
 
An adult member of the family must be in the home at all times when the teacher is present.
 
If your child is unable to have his/her  class at the scheduled time, either because of physical conditions or a visit to the doctor, please contact the homebound teacher.  After the second missed appointment parents will be required to complete a reinstatement request in order for homebound services to resume.
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