• Home Schooling (Parent Teaching)

    As a partner with parents/guardians in supporting excellence in education, the Orchard Park Central School District supports a parent/guardian in their decision to choose to send their child to a public or private school or choose to home school their child.   To that end, you will find information below on the requirements for home schooling (parent teaching). 


    Letter of Intent to Home School (Parent Teach)

    A Letter of Intent to Home School must be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, Matthew McGarrity, on an annual basis. 

    If you are a new resident of the District, please submit your letter as soon possible once you have established residency in the District.   If you are new to the District, proof of residency is required.  Please provide at least three proofs of residency ex. Lease agreement, mortgage statement, utility bill or insurance bills) and the birth certificate for your child.   NYSED Required Courses and Annual Assessment information is outlined in the attached Home School Instruction in New York State Part 100.10

    District Contact Information

    Parents may submit their Letter of Intent, Individual Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) and Quarterly Reports via mail, fax or email.    At this time, there is no in person drop off at the district office due to COVID-19. 

    By Mail: 
    Superintendent of Schools, Mr. McGarrity
    2240 Southwestern Blvd
    West Seneca, NY 14224

    Fax: (716) 209-8191

    Email:  cconnors@opschools.org

    Information attached below:

    • Home School Instruction in New York State, Part 100.10 of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Regulations
    • IHIP Form (parent/guardian may use a form of their choosing or the form or the form attached below)
    • Quarterly Report Form (parent/guardian may use a form of their choosing or the form or the form attached below)