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Supporting school-aged kids and families

Through the school program, Riley kids and teens don’t have to miss out on important education while receiving treatment.

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The Riley School Program

With support from our donors, the School Program at Riley serves and advocates for school-aged patients and their families.

School is an important part of a child’s life. When it gets interrupted due to a hospitalization, an educational liaison will provide support to the child and family. The program is committed to supporting patients’ kindergarten through 12th grade educational plan throughout hospitalization, treatment and long-term needs.

Educational liaisons are committed to serving kid’s educational needs in many ways, including:

  • Contacting children’s regular classroom teacher to coordinate assignments while he/she is hospitalized.
  • Providing 1:1 or small group tutoring, as medically appropriate.
  • Submitting attendance cards to schools at discharge.
  • Facilitating homebound services for qualified students who cannot return to the classroom for 20 school days or more.
  • Helping to provide schools with any needed documentation for an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan.
  • Offering supportive services to families and schools in hopes of ensuring a smooth transition children back home and school including the following programs:
    • The Bear in the Chair Program
    • REACH/Re-entry
    • Case-Conferences