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Hospital Homebound

Hospital Homebound Teachers
Dr. Quintella B. Harrell -Academic Content Lead-Student Services


Dr. Ashley Baker
Megan Lymon
Dr. Debbie Marcellus
Trenkena McCray
Yvonne Williams  eMail
Rachael Zuccala  eMail


Hospital Homebound Instruction

Hospital Homebound (HHB) instruction is designed to provide continuity of education between the school, home, and healthcare facility for students enrolled in CCPS whose medical conditions, either physical or psychiatric, prevent them from attending school for a minimum of ten consecutive or intermittent days or five days on a block schedule during the school year. Eligibility for HHB requires the submission of forms and must be certified by the licensed physician or psychiatrist who is currently treating the student for the diagnosis presented. The student’s guidance counselor is the first point of contact for HHB referrals and HHB forms. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to request HHB services as soon as possible. HHB services are temporary and are not intended to supplant regular school services. While the goal of HHB is to sustain continuity of instruction and to facilitate the student’s transition back to school, HHB instruction is not a guarantee that the student will always progress in the academic program.  The required HHB forms are below.

          Eligible Students

  • Enrolled in Clayton County Public Schools

  • Anticipated absences for 10 consecutive days or more

  • Chronically ill students may qualify for intermittent services if the physician/psychiatrist certifies that the student will have at least 10 intermittent absences. Additional medical documentation will be needed to qualify for these services

  • Illness is not contagious

  • Students is well enough to benefit from instruction

     Non-Eligible Students

  • Attending school for half day

  • Communicable diseases

  • Instruction provided by other sources

      Referral Process

  • A Hospital/Homebound referral form must be submitted

  • If services are approved, certified teacher(s) will be assigned to the student

  • The assigned teacher will make arrangements with the family to begin instruction at a mutually agreed upon date, time and location

  • If a student does not return to school as originally projected, a medical extension is required to continue services

      Parent / Guardian Responsibilities

  • To obtain the required referral forms requesting homebound service

  • To have the physician who is currently treating the child complete and sign the Medical Certification Referral Form

  • Return the referral forms to the school or to the Hospital/Homebound Department

  • To notify the Hospital/Homebound teacher(s) of any cancellation or necessary changes in scheduled time for instruction


  • The student is counted present each day if served a minimum of three hours per week

  • Instruction is provided in the hospital, home or through telecommunication

  • A responsible adult must be in the home during the entire time of instruction

  • An IEP will be developed / amended for students with disabilities

  • The amount of instruction is based on several factors, such as severity of illness


  • Grades are determined by classroom and homebound teacher(s)