Return to School

What if my child returns to conventional school? 

  • If your child returns to conventional school (public or private) in the MIDDLE of the school year, you must log back into the DPI HOMER web site and adjust your PI-1206 Homeschool Report to change the number of students enrolled in your homeschool to reflect an accurate count.
  • If your child returns to conventional school at the BEGINNING of the new school year, you do not need to change the PI-1206 Homeschool Report for the previous year. Your PI-1206 Homeschool Report for the new year must reflect an accurate count of students enrolled in your homeschool, if any. If you will no longer be homeschooling any students, you do not need to file a PI-1206 Homeschool Report.
  • Each school district will have an entry/re-entry policy stating their requirements. Look up or obtain a copy of their written policy, and make sure you read and understand it.

Remember: If you properly filed your PI-1206 Homeschool Report for the time your child was homeschooling, your duty to the school district is fulfilled. 

How does a school decide where to place my child?

School districts set their own guidelines for determining placement of new or transfer students, but such guidelines must apply equally to all new or transfer students, whether transferring from another district, a public, private, tribal, homeschool, or no school at all.  

What am I required to provide to the school?

You are not required to provide anything to the school. The school will already have access to your previous PI-1206 Homeschool Report. You are not required nor expected to provide a school calendar, curriculum, grades, tests, or any other documentation. Remember that doing more than the law requires sets precedents and puts the rights of other homeschooling families at risk.   

Any time you do more than the law requires, and provide a school or district with more than your acknowledgement that your child was legally homeschooled, you are putting the rights of every homeschool family in Wisconsin at risk. Remember that you are able to exercise your right to homeschool your child only because other homeschooling families worked hard to do only what the law requires, and keep that right protected for you and your family. Please respect the hard work that has been done to protect this right and do no more than the law requires when your homeschooling journey concludes.

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