8/9/2019 — UPDATE: The DOE thought it would be highly entertaining to change the entire system several hours after opening enrollment confirmation up to us, change all of the screens, require new instructions, and even require a brand new web page to launch from. So here is your new and improved step by step walkthrough of the enrollment confirmation process. You are welcome! NB: If you completed enrollment confirmation prior to the new form going live, you need to do it again. If you log in, and following the instructions, see a blue “Confirm Enrollment” button next to your child’s name, you need to repeat your enrollment confirmation. If the space at the end of the line has a date in it, then you do NOT need to repeat the confirmation and you can be on your way. PS This probably means I need to go back in and change a lot of DOE-related links because they’re moving web pages around again. Feel free to email us if you find a broken link that I miss!
8/9/2019 — The annual enrollment confirmation process is now OPEN. Please confirm enrollment before Oct 5! If you are opening a new homeschool for the 2019-2020 school year, this is also the time to do so. Click here for a step-by-step walkthrough of the enrollment confirmation process. <Link removed– DOE changed things a few hours later– see announcement above>
8/13/19 — We are starting to fill out the Sports, PE, and Athletics page! If you have a favorite activity that is just for homeschoolers in Delaware, please drop us a line and let us know how to list it! We’ll be happy to add to the page!
7/24/19 — Art Contest, deadline August 12! Win a DE State Park Annual Pass, and have your artwork displayed as street art! Entry Form and Rules here. The organizer, Evan Deckers, passed along this information to us (no affiliation with HAND):
“Did you know that storm drains connect our cities to local waterways? Storm drains reduce flooding, but also help pollutants on the road reach our rivers! WATER YOU DOING to protect your local stream or river? Use your creativity to remind citizens that our storm drains connect to local waterways. We only want rain down the drain and we need your help. Enter the ‘WATER YOU DOING’ art contest for a chance to win a DE State Park Annual Pass and see your art turned into street art! Go to: www.NanticokeRiver.org/WYD for entry form, rules, prizes, and more info. Questions? Contact Evan Deckers at 410-443-8878 or email@example.com”
My name is Evan Deckers and I work for a small non-profit called the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA). Our offices are in Vienna Maryland, but we work all over the Nanticoke Watershed, which includes most of Sussex County. We are a non-advocacy group that focuses on building partnerships between different stakeholders along the river to promote long-term health of our river communities. My role with the NWA is to help ensure that all our materials are educational, with a focus on stormwater management and nonpoint source pollution. This means that I work with both adults and students to help them gain a better understanding of how their actions on land can have a big impact on local waterways, even if they don’t live right along a stream or river. I also promote recreation on the river and encourage folks to get out and explore the natural beauty with which the Delmarva has been graced!
6/6/19 — Congratulations to all Delaware homeschool graduates!
6/6/19 — Parents of college-bound homeschool grads– don’t forget to log back in to your counselor page on the Common App and send in the final School Report and final transcript for your graduating student! And if your graduate attended any local colleges while in high school, such as Del Tech or UD, remember to send an official transcript to the new college before freshman orientation, so that any transfer credits are in place before course selection time!
6/4/19– Do you have a new Delaware homeschool grad? Share your pride– tell us something about your homeschool journey, share a photo or two, tell us about the post-graduation plans. We will publish your stories on this site! email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
6/2/19 — The Attendance Reporting System is now open! Be sure to report attendance before July 31! Have a great summer! UPDATE: August 1, 2019: Attendance reporting is now closed.