Shelton's Home Hospital

Home Hospital

Home Hospital

Home/Hospital Instruction

Who qualifies for Home Hospital Instruction?

Home/Hospital instruction is provided to Shelton School District students who are unable to attend school due to a certified physical or emotional condition. Home/Hospital instruction is provided to a student who is staying home, in a therapeutic center, or in a hospital while convalescing or receiving treatment. It is provided to enable the student to continue academic work and remain current with classroom instruction while absent from school. 

How to get Home/Hospital Instruction for my student?

A student must apply for Home/Hospital instruction. To qualify for instruction, the student’s health care provider - Doctor (M.D.), Naturopath (N.D.), Osteopath (O.D.), Dentist (D.M.D.), Chiropractor (D.C.), Physician Assistant (P.A.), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (A.R.N.P.), or a Certified Nurse Midwife (C.N.M.) - must complete a form certifying that the student will be unable to attend school for a minimum of four (4) to a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks due to the physical or emotional condition. The absence may happen concurrently or be spread out over a school year.

As soon as you suspect a long-term absence, notify your school. We can either fax, mail or e-mail you a Consent for Mutual Exchange of Information. This form allows your student’s health care provider to complete the required form and speak to us regarding Home/Hospital Instruction only. Once we have received the completed form from the health care provider we will assign a Home/Hospital tutor. 

What to expect from Home/ Hospital Instruction?

The student will receive about 3 hours of support per week from a Home Hospital tutor who acts as a liaison with the student’s home school. The Home Hospital instruction services are provided during the school year, but not during school vacations. There are some exclusions for Home Hospital. For instance, it may not be used for a student who is staying at home to care for an infant or a sick relative. 

When and where will the Home/Hospital tutoring take place?

Home/Hospital tutoring is held in-person at the student’s residence or care facility. Once the Home/Hospital tutor has been assigned, they will contact the parent to set up the tutoring schedule. The parent must be present at tutoring sessions and ensure the attendance of the student. 

For additional information about Home/Hospital tutoring contact:

Special Services at (360) 426-2151 or


  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
  • p: 360-426-1687
  • f: 360-427-8610

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Ivy Kardes, Director of Special Services; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-2151; Email: [email protected]

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Gender Inclusive School Coordinator: Rich Squire, Safety and Security Manager; 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-6322; Email: [email protected]

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint.

For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view Policy and Procedure 3210 online here: Policy & Procedure - Shelton School District

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