Re-entering the classroom is an important and exciting milestone for many children, teens and young adults who take a medical leave of absence from school. Our program helps patients adjust more quickly to the classroom upon returning to school. Patients often find this experience to be positive, energizing and self-esteem building. The classroom is a critical outlet for patients to socialize and re-establish their identity as a student with their peers.
Your medical team and School Program Coordinator can work with you to determine the best time to re-enter school and make it a smooth transition.
Some services offered by our School Program to families re-entering the school system include:
Coordinating re-entry services between the hospital, school and family
Providing medical letters to schools
Educating school faculty about potential medical and psychological effects of treatment and recovery
Educating fellow students about cancer and other medical conditions through school presentations
Facilitating and attending special accommodation meetings at schools with family and school staff
For more information, please contact Kayla Fulginiti, MSW, School Program Coordinator at 626-256-4673, ext. 62282.
City of Hope’s School Program helps children, teen, and young adult patients continue their education while undergoing treatment. For more information, please contact Kayla Fulginiti, M.S.W., School Program Coordinator at 626-256-4673, ext. 62282.