Individual School Districts may not generate their own Intent Forms; they may only offer a standard statewide form written by the Department of Education.
This does not, however, prevent a homeschool parent from using another form of their own choosing, such as the one offered by NHN or HSLDA available for their members. Nor does it prevent parents from merely typing up our own paperwork so long as you include all the information required by law.
The Intent (below) is in .pdf format. You need to have Adobe Reader or another PDF Reader in order to view it. Print via File on the top toolbar, then Print.
If your child wants to participate in sports, classes, extra-curricular activities or special education services, you will also need to file a Notice of Intent to Participate in Programs and Activities form:
School Districts are not allowed to ask for information that is not required by law, such as why you are choosing to homeschool, etc.
We encourage families to MAIL IN via the US Postal Service, their Notices of Intent to Homeschool (NOI) to the SCHOOL DISTRICT in which the child lives (do not mail the NOI to NHN). Please mail your NOI to the school district using a return receipt request (USPS Form 3811).
Your burden is to show that you have fulfilled your requirement to notify the school district that you are homeschooling your child. The USPS Return Receipt card, attached to a copy of the NOI and Educational Plan you mailed in, satisfies this burden. You do not NEED the school district’s letter of exemption to homeschool but the school district is required by law to send you one. All you NEED to be legally homeschooling is to show is proof that you followed the law by filing the NOI/Education Plan with the school district.
By filing via mail it reduces the misinformation/miscommunication that can and does happen when school district staff that are not designated solely for homeschooling. The staff is not always knowledgeable about the homeschooling laws, and are certainly NOT in the position to guide you in your endeavor. Please look to your local support groups , or NHN, for guidance on homeschooling issues.
For Mailing Addresses please see: Sample Educational Plan for Third Grade (PDF)