Home Schooling

Home School Information

Home schooling is an educational option in Oregon. Families who choose to home school children must take the following steps, pursuant to Oregon Administrative Rule 581-021-0026:

  1. Notify the local Education Service District (ESD) of intent to home school within 10 days of withdrawing from public or private school (see notification links below) 
  2. Coordinate with Home School Tester(s) to assess student growth at the end of grade levels 3, 5, 8, and 10 (testing begins 18 months after notification)
  3. Submit test results to local ESD when requested

Helpful information

Learn more about homeschooling: www.oregon.gov/ode/learning-options/HomeSchool

Find answers to your questions: Questions and Answers

Douglas County Home School Notification for 2020 - 2021

Parents or legal guardians are required to notify the Douglas ESD for each child that will be homeschooled. Notification is required when the student begins/transitions to home schooling or returns to public school. It is also required to update an address as needed. Only non-identifying information per FERPA mandates may be released to the state. An acknowledgement letter will be sent within 90 days after the Douglas ESD receives the form(s).

Options for communication include: written letter, fillable form (versión en español próximamente) or online notification.

ONLINE NOTIFICATION FORM - New communication system created for parents and guardians - The online notification provides immediate confirmation to parents and school districts and access to a portal for parents/guardians to upload test scores, change of address and more. The online notification system does not ask information that is not required by law

An alternative notification option is mailing the notification to 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110, Roseburg, OR 97470 or faxing the notification to 541-440-4771, which does not provide a link to the parent portal to upload test scores or change address, etc.

FORMULARIO DE NOTIFICACIÓN EN LÍNEA - La notificación de educación en el hogar para el condado de Douglas llegará pronto, mientras tanto, correo electrónico: kim.rencheratdouglasesd.k12.or.usLa notificación en línea proporciona confirmación inmediata y acceso a un portal para que los padres / tutores carguen las calificaciones de los exámenes, cambien de dirección y más. El sistema de notificación en línea no incluye información que no sea requerida por ley. 

Una opción de notificación alternativa es enviarla por correo a 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110, Roseburg, OR 97470 o por fax al 541-440-4771, que no proporciona un enlace al portal para padres para cargar las calificaciones de los exámenes o cambiar la dirección, etc.

Home School Testing Announcement: 

The Oregon State Board of Education approved a temporary rule change on June 18, 2020 that extends the home school testing deadline to November 1, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year. Home school students who participate in interscholastic activities and need to maintain eligibility for the OSAA will observe the original August 15 deadline. For more information, click here

Additional Resources

Forms and Testing 

OSAA/ Extracurricular Activities Participation

Scholarships, Opportunities and Resources

The information available on this site is based on Oregon Revised Statute 339.035 and Oregon Administrative Rule 581-021-0026 through 581-021-0035, which are Oregon laws on homeschooling.

Kim Rencher is the Douglas ESD home school coordinator and can be reached at 541-440-4754 or at kim.rencheratdouglasesd.k12.or.us.