It's that time of year once again! The smell of new curriculum, the whine of lazy kids, and the joy of new supplies have come together at the start of school. This also means that it is time for you to send in your Letter of Notification (LON) to homeschool to your Superintendent.
In the state of Kentucky, you are required to send a letter each year to your school district notifying them of your intent to homeschool. The compulsory school age in the state of KY is 6 to 18. This means if your child will be 6 years of age or older before Aug. 1, 2017, you will need to send in this notification. Grade level or date of birth is not required.
Some of you may have received a form from your school, but they may be asking for more information than required. Your LON needs to include the name of each child, their age, and address. We have a sample letter on our site, along with some other useful information, including board addresses, here: http://thinkathome.com/resources.
You should send in your LON to the Superintendent of your district within the first 2 weeks of the start of school. We highly suggest sending with a Return Receipt. Keep this signed receipt with your records. By sending in your LON within the required time period, you are establishing a bonafide school.
For your convenience, we have looked up the student start dates for the following districts:
Pendleton County - August 9th
Campbell County - August 16th
Grant County - August 14 & 15th
Kenton County - August 23rd
Boone County - August 16th
As always, if you have any issues or legal questions, we suggest contacting and joining HSLDA. THINK members receive a discount to HSLDA. Contact us for more information.
It's that time of year again -- "The Slump"
I personally hate this time of year. This is when I begin to question everything. "Why did I pick this curriculum again? Why are there so many worksheets? Is this too much or too little? Why did I sign up for so many classes? What was I thinking? Should I be homeschooling? Why isn't this working? Why are they so far behind? We'll never finish! I am DONE with homeschooling! I am SO sending them to school next year!"
Anyone else feel this way?
Of course! We all do. But that's where our support groups and systems come in. We talk to each other, receive encouragement, and reaffirm what we already know:
The school district is required to send these forms to you. You will receive a copy of these forms every year. You do not have to participate, and can discard the forms. If you do wish to participate, we suggest contacting HSLDA or a lawyer.
Looking for Co-Op information? So are we!
Even if your co-op isn't open to new members, we'd love to have your contact information for our records. It's a great way for us to keep you and your fellow homeschoolers informed. Please fill out the form below.