Food for Families Program

The East Greenbush CSD operates a Food for Families Program that provides FREE FOOD to families in need. Boxes of food are packed regularly with a variety of grocery items and then distributed in a confidential process. If your family is in need of some extra support with food, please reach out to Audra Di Bacco at 518-207-2028 or dibaccau@egcsd.org. We also accept food donations to help supply this program. If you would like to donate, please contact Audra Di Bacco.

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Homeschooling

A parent or guardian may choose to homeschool their child(ren) rather than attend school in a traditional setting. While this is a personal choice for each family, the East Greenbush Central School District would like to ensure that families can make an informed choice about this option.

Interested families may find additional information and answers about Home School Instruction in NYSED’s Home Instruction Questions and Answers webpage. Detailed information about key dates and necessary documentation required by law for Home School Instruction in New York is available in the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Commissioner’s Regulations, 8 NYCRR 100.10.

If you would like additional information on Home School Instruction, please contact the office of Curriculum and Instruction at ErioleMi@egcsd.org, or 518-207-2528.

What is the process to apply to Homeschool my child?

If you decide to begin Homeschool Instruction for your child, the parent/guardian is required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Mr. James McHugh, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum of Instruction. The letter of intent can be sent via email or mail. Please include your child’s name, DOB, and grade level in the LOI. Once an LOI has been received, an information packet will be sent to your child’s home address.

This packet will include:

  • A template for an Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP). See 100.10 (d) (4) for guidance.
    • Please be sure to include the name of individual(s) providing instruction if it’s different than the parent/guardian.
  • A template for Quarterly Reports that will need to be submitted four times each school year.
  • Commissioner of Education, Part 100.10 that outlines how Homeschool Instruction is administered in New York State.

Important procedures, dates and deadlines for Homeschool Instruction

  • Letter of Intent must be submitted each school year
    • Current Home School participant: Submit a Letter of Intent by July 1.
    • New to Home School in the EGCSD: If you have just moved to the school district, a Letter of Intent must be submitted within 14 days of moving.
  • The parent/guardian must provide the district with an Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP). The IHIP must be completed by the parent for each subject the parent/guardian is required to teach at the child’s grade level as described in Part 100.10. The IHIP is due 30 days after the Letter of Intent is submitted.
  • The parent/guardian provides the district with Four Quarterly Reports due on or around 11/16, 1/30, 4/16 and 6/25.
  • An Annual Assessment is due by 6/26 each school year.
    • Kindergarten – 3rd Grade have the option of submitting a narrative assessment each year or taking a national assessment such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the California Achievement Test, The Stanford Achievement Test, The Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, a State Education Department Test, or any other test approved by the State Education Department (most can be found on the Internet – families are responsible for the cost of assessment).
    • 4th – 8th Grade have the option of submitting a narrative assessment or taking a national assessment such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the California Achievement Test, The Stanford Achievement Test, The Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, the Metropolitan Achievement Test (most can be found on the Internet – families are responsible for the cost of assessment), taking a NYS assessment (can be taken at one of our schools with advanced notice) or submitting a narrative assessment.  A narrative assessment can only be submitted every other year.
    • 9th-12th Grade have the option of submitting the NYS Regents exams (can be taken at one of our schools with advanced notice) or submitting a narrative assessment or taking a national assessment such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the California Achievement Test, The Stanford Achievement Test, The Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, a State Education Department Test, or any other test approved by the State Education Department (most can be found on the Internet – families are responsible for the cost of assessment).
  • A request for IEP services to continue through homeschooling must be submitted by June 1.

Documents and Resources

Contact

Office of Curriculum and Instruction
East Greenbush Central School District
29 Englewood Avenue
East Greenbush, NY 12061
518-207-2528 or ErioleMi@egcsd.org