WHO – Contact Us
The law doesn’t give us particular guidance for a centennial pandemic.
IF YOUR CHILD IS ENROLLED IN PUBLIC SCHOOL, AND YOUR SCHOOL HAS SHUT DOWN, NOTHING IS REQUIRED OF YOU AS FAR AS FOLLOWING THE HBI (HOMESCHOOL) LAW.
Your compulsory attendance is covered by your enrollment.
If you are inclined to switch to homeschooling and do not have the inclination to return when your school re-opens, you will need to qualify, declare, start covering the 11 subjects, test or assess annually, and keep certain records.
More on each of these in this series: http://washhomeschool.org/intro-homeschooling-part-1-compu…/
Our best advice, if you are planning to return when school reopens, is to do a lot of reading, writing, and math together. Your library has dozens of books with titles like, “101 Science Experiments You Can do With Everyday Items.” Bake and cook together. Create art and music together. Look up hygge for ideas to make hunkering down in your house more fun. Write letters to distant relatives. Do that deep cleaning you’ve put off. There is so much to life that is learning that we often overlook when we’re in a “schooly” mindset.
~Jen Garrison Stuber, WHO Board Advocacy Chair
COVID 19 Statement: Although the public schools cancelled their testing this year (because they always test en masse in large groups). Because we (generally) do not test en masse, and because neither the OSPI nor the SBE have relieved homeschoolers of this duty, we still have the duty to test or assess this year in order to be in compliance with the HBI law.
NEW HOMESCHOOLERS: Please read this document first:
and then email and ask as many detailed questions as you have.
Email about Homeschooling
Email for the Office
Phone: (425) 251-0439
Please listen to the recorded options when you call. If you need someone at WHO to return your call please leave your question and indicate the best times to reach you by telephone when calls are returned.
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WHO mailing address
Washington Homeschool Organization
PO Box 66960
Seattle, WA 98166-0960
If you are a WHO member, or registered for the convention last year, the brochure will automatically be sent to you. If you are not a member and want a brochure, please add your name to our mailing list.
*Voice mail and fax machine are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Please note that this contact information is for media contact only. This phone number should not be used for any other purpose.