The following is a generic home education letter of intent (LOI). Your letter may need to be a variation of this letter depending on the requirements of your district. Variations include age/birthdate, course titles, and course curriculum.
For more information on writing your LOI see
School Year: 20??-20??
Local School Department
Address Your Town, Rhode Island
Re: INTENT TO HOME SCHOOL
To whom it may concern:
This is to inform you that we intend to home educate the following children during the school year 200?-200?: John Smith, Mary Smith, James Smith, Sally Smith.
We will abide by RI Laws 16-19-2, 16-22-2, and 16-22-4 which require that:
1. The period of attendance will be substantially equal to that required in public schools (180 days); and
2. We will teach all subject areas, which include Reading, Writing, Geography, Arithmetic, Civics (to include one or more of the following: US History, RI History, Principles of American Government), and Health & Physical Education.
3. We will teach the above subjects using the following courses: [Insert your courses here].
The courses of instruction shall be taught using, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: various internet and library resources, textbooks, and audio and visual curriculum.
Upon request, an end of the year report of progress and attendance will be sent at the conclusion of our school year.
Should you have any need to contact us, please have all communication be in written form to avoid misunderstandings.
Mr. and Mrs. Your Name