The school district provides support to students who are unable to attend school for medical reasons. The hospital homebound teacher works with elementary and secondary students who have not been allocated support teacher time through a special needs designation at their school. Instruction is provided at Ridge-Meadows Hospital or in the student’s home. Students typically receive two to three hours of support and/or direct instruction each week.
Students work on assignments in the core academic subjects areas. As one of the goals of the program is to maintain continuity with the classroom, students generally use the same texts and materials as their classmates to complete exercises assigned by their classroom teacher(s).
Homebound students qualify for support it they are absent for ten consecutive school days. Students who are hospitalized can be referred immediately upon entering Ridge Meadows Hospital.
Contact the school-based classroom teacher, support teacher, counsellor or administrator. He/she will complete the Student Support Services referral form and forward it to SSS. A physician’s authorization form is also required (available at the school).
You may contact Natalie Gehm, Hospital Homebound Teacher, at 604 – 467-1101 for more information about hospital homebound support.