Pupil Support Services

Homebound or Hospitalized

When a student experiences a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition which confines the student to home or hospital and whose activities are restricted for an extended period of time, the Hospital/Homebound program of instruction can become a critical element in providing continuity to the student's education. The Homebound Program is for those students whose medical condition prohibits attendance in a regular school program and who are under medical care for an illness or injury which is acute or catastrophic in nature.

Program Requirements
The attending physician must complete the medical referral form and recommend Homebound instruction. If the condition is psychological, the psychiatrist needs to complete this form.

The student is expected to be confined to the home at least 15 school days from the date the physician's referral reaches the school.

Both the medical referral form and the student application forms are available from the school counselor or downloadable from below. With few exceptions, electives, foreign languages, and laboratory courses are not covered by Homebound instruction.

Medical Referral

Contact Information
For further information regarding the Homebound or Hospitalized Program, call 927-9000, ext 34330.

Pupil Support Services
Sonia Figaredo-Alberts, Executive Director

Julie Zarling, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31109
Fax: 941-927-4052
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Exceptional Student Education
Tammy Cassels, Supervisor

Ana Montero, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34226
Fax: 941-927-4014

Student Services
Debra Giacolone, Supervisor

Sally Dean, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34754
Fax: 941-361-6157 

School Health Services 
Suzanne Dubose, Supervisor

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34765
Fax: 941-927-4108

Florida Department of Health Sarasota County 
Linda Glover, Supervisor
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32101 

Alternative Education, Discipline & Dropout Prevention
Bethany King, Supervisor

Patty Woods, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31113 

ESOL and Migrant Education
Jamie Rodriguez, Supervisor

State & Federal Projects
Jane Mahler, Supervisor

Betsy Hooper, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34061 

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