Re-entering the classroom is an important and exciting milestone for children, teens and young adults after taking a medical leave of absence from school. It's where they'll re-socialize and re-establish their identity with friends and classmates, and recover their sense of being normal again.
At City of Hope, we know just how important this event is, which is why our School Program offers help so it can be a positive, energizing and self-esteem building experience for young patients.
Your medical team and School Program Coordinator can work with you to decide the best time for your young person re-enter school, so they'll enjoy the best possible transition.
Support Services for Getting Back to Class
Some of the help we offer students (and their families) as they're re-joining their school system includes:
- 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
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