FCSD Homeschool Site

Announcements and Reminders

Annual Assessment time has arrived!  Please check your email for all the necessary information.  Below is the link to the Annual Assessment Form, a link to the assessment regulations information and the timeline for the assessment process.  

*If you want to request Terra Nova assessment materials provided by the district then you MUST submit the annual assessment form.*

Annual Assessment Form 

Annual Assessment Requirements and Information 

2022-2023 Assessment Timeline

Submit Assessment Form (to be completed by everyone)

February 7 thru February 27

Non-Terra Nova Assessments submitted by

June 30

*The below dates are for those that requested Terra Nova materials:

Pick Up Terra Nova Assessments

 March 20 thru April 17

Return Terra Nova Assessments 

May 15 *NO LATER THAN*

Test Results Mailed to Parents/Guardians

 Over Summer


*Please note, for parents homeschooling a child with an IEP, there are additional regulations.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s IEP and services, please contact our SIPSS department at 315-593-5520.

Welcome to the Fulton City School District Homeschool program.  My name is Geri Geitner and along with my assistant Trish Lund, I will be here to assist you.

We have set up this page to not only offer information to our homeschool families regarding announcements, and the New York State Department of Education Regulations, but to make your required reporting easier.

Please, bookmark this site for future use and check back periodically for any news or announcements we have to share with you.  Any updated regulations will also be posted here so you can be kept up to date.  You will also find any forms that you will be required to fill out in the "Submit My Documents" section.  We are encouraging all of our families to submit your documents using these Google Forms.  When you do, you will receive a notice when it is received by our office and also when it is approved, which you can then keep for your records as proof of submission and approval.

We look forward to working with you all and hope you have a wonderful school year!

Contacts:


Mrs. Geri Geitner

Deputy Superintendent

129 Curits St

Fulton, NY 13069

315-593-5545


Ms. Trish Lund

Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent

315-593-5586

Homeschool Expectations

All those that choose to homeschool their students, will be responsible for meeting the following expectations.  All parents that live in this district, and instruct their students at home (including those using online academies) need to adhere to NYSED regulations, and expectations.

*All standardized test results below the 33rd percentile will be considered inadequate and your program shall be placed on probation for a period of two years.  A remediation plan will then be required to be submitted prior to submitting the IHIP.


Important Information on Record Retention

Please note that according to the NYS Department of Education, districts are not required to retain records for home-instructed students.  Parents are required to keep attendance records, and all other documentation.  We highly encourage parents to create and maintain a portfolio for their home-instructed student(s) that is evidence of the student's progress and achievement.  The portfolio should also include any correspondence with the school district.  This portfolio may be helpful should home-instructed students decide to seek admission to college or military recruitment.