Re: hi all....new to homeschooling
Her name is Marguerite Quinones. She's over homeschoolers in the Las
Cruces Public School District. She's also a licensed speech
therapist and an overall really, really nice person. She was my
son's speech therapist when he was in kinder and 1st and when I
exited him to homeschool, she was very supportive and helpful. At
the time, she told me there were over 2,000 children being
homeschooled in the Las Cruces district.
Here's a bonus: When she was servicing my son, she told me that her
kids were in private school!!
Just a little more info for anyone who might need it: If you suspect
your child has a learning disability or speech issues, you are
entitled to ask for free testing from the district and your children
are entitled to receive free services, you just have to take them.
My son still receives speech therapy services at Desert Hills Elem.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ami Segna"
>friendly towards home schoolers than Alamogordo. There is even a
> Jana, I think you'll find the Las Cruces district MUCH more
woman connected with the sped departmentthere - someone help me with
her name and contact info - who works as a liaison to home schoolers.
Imagine, working together for the kids' sake! :)
>print of the
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Katy JENNINGS
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> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [lascruceshomeschool] hi all....new to homeschooling
> <<<<As far as the notification it is basically 1 page that you
> internet fill it out and fax it to both the local office and tothe state.
> >>>>form to
> Does Las Cruces have a regulation stating that you must fax the
> them? Because it is NOT the case for most of the state. All youhave to do
> is fill out the internet form and submit it online. I was underthe
> impression that the regulations were the same state-wide.some get a
> It is a good idea to print the form before you submit, because
> confirmation and some do not. The Homeschool procedure manual isthere on
> the site, and it outlines what is needed. Basically, keep thenotificaiton
> form, renew it each year by April, keep immunization records orobjector
> forms, a copy of your diploma or degree, and they "suggest" thatyou keep a
> calendar but it is not required. I don't think that I amforgetting
> anything. There are no requirements regarding what you "teach"your
> children except that you must be involved in "home-education" forat least
> as long as the school year is in session.your
> <<<<What is involved/how do you "establish a homeschool>>>>
> Establishing a homeschool is just when you decide not to send
> school-age kids to school (after the school year starts ofcourse) or to
> pull them out of school. Pretty flexible.
> Katy in Alamogordo