Home and Hospital Program
Amanda Deniston, Coordinator
at the Welcome & Registration Center
The mission of Moreno Valley Unified School District is to ensure all students graduate high school prepared to successfully enter higher education and/or pursue a viable career path.
The purpose of home and hospital instruction is to provide instruction to a student with a temporary disability in the student’s home or in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding state hospitals.
Definition of Temporary Disability
A temporary disability is a, physical, mental or emotional disability incurred while a student is enrolled in a regular or an alternative education program; and after which the student can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or the alternative education program without special intervention.
Temporary home instruction can be provided to students unable to attend school for a period of at least three (3) weeks due to a temporary disability that has been certified by a physician qualified to diagnose the condition (i.e. psychological or psychiatric conditions must be diagnosed by a psychiatrist).
Students able to attend after-school activities, secure a work permit, attend school for one-hour per week, or participate in any classroom or school-related activities, shall be referred alternative study programs.
Request for Services
When a physician determines there is a need for home instruction, parents or guardians should notify the school health office immediately and request Home and Hospital instruction; or contact the Home and Hospital secretary at (951) 571-7630.
The student’s teacher or counselor will create a course study plan for home instruction; however, some courses may be substituted, as some courses taught in the regular school setting may not be appropriate or available in Home and Hospital Instruction.
Students will receive a maximum of five hours of instruction per week (EC Section 48206.3) ; each hour of individualized instruction counting as one day of attendance.
The ultimate goal of the Home and Hospital program is to help maintain student’s current level of academic performance and prepare students to return to their regular day class or an alternative education program at their former level of performance.