Homeschool Compliance


NYS requires your intent to homeschool every year on July 1st. 

Please use our automated form for submitting your intent by clicking on: Longwood Letter of Intent to Homeschool google form
It will come directly to us after you enter the details of your homeschooler(s) and click submit!  You will immediately receive a confirmation email with everything you need: the NYS Regulations and an IHIP template.  If you don't receive an automated reply, double check for another opportunity to click submit.

For answers to questions after you view the information below, email: or call 631-345-9282. 

Working papers are processed at the high school counseling office. You will need to call the high school office to set up an appointment after your paperwork has been filled out. Click on the link to download the working papers application and the working papers physical form. 

High School
100 Longwood Road
Middle Island, NY 11953


                          General Homeschooling Information

Welcome parents/guardians who are homeschooling children.
Please use email for all submissions and communication (attach documents, scanned items or smart phone photos).
Send to
Anything you submit by email will be acknowledged automatically and seen in our office.   

If you are taking responsibility for teaching your child(ren) at home, you will make all of the decisions about what to teach and how to teach so that you are meeting the home instruction regulations of NYS.  The district does not guide you. Please see links that go with this website.

1. Longwood Letter of Intent to Homeschool google form. If you are not able to fill out the google form use the intent template and email to or mail to Office of Social Studies, LOTE & ENL, 35 Yaphank Middle Island Road, Suite 207, Middle Island, NY 11953
The letter will establish your child as a homeschooler for the entire school year from July 1 to June 30.

2. You must withdraw your child from his/her current school. Call the school to arrange a visit to do this. 

3. Start working on the IHIP (Individual Home Instruction Plan) that you will submit for 2021-22. 
7th-8 IHIP
9th-12 IHIP

4. The K-12 Home Instruction worksheet (template) will provide other information required by NYS.  It will be used to start your child's homeschool file in our office. 

5.  You will receive a mailing after we receive your letter of intent. It may take ten business days.

Children who reside in Longwood Central School District but who are taught at home instead of a public, charter, parochial or private school, are considered to be home instructed by New York State.  Parents/guardians who elect to educate children at home are responsible for following the state regulations even if enrolling children in correspondence or online program.  

Email: Email is best for immediate delivery and you will receive an automated message acknowledging delivery.

Office of Social Studies, LOTE & ENL
35 Yaphank Middle Island Road  (New street address)
Middle Island, NY 11953
Phone: 631-345-9282
Fax: 631-345-2912 (New fax number)

All correspondence will be received, acknowledged, reviewed, and maintained by Dr. Tracy Poulton and Mrs. Olivia Hernandez Reyes.  This includes your annual Letter of Intent, annual Home Instruction Worksheet, annual Individualized Home Instruction Plan, and all quarterly reports, and year-end assessment results. 

Questions?  Email or call 631-345-9282. 

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