Q. We plan to move to Virginia soon, but want to travel a few weeks after we arrive. How soon should I submit my Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction?
A. If you move to Virginia during the school year, the homeschool law (§22.1-254.1 (B)) states that you must notify your local division superintendent that you intend to homeschool as soon as it is practical. You then have 30 days to comply with the requirements of the law. The law requires you to show evidence that you have complied with the homeschool statute and provide a description of your curriculum—this information is included on the Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction form. If you prefer, you can write a letter that includes this information. As you can see, families have some flexibility, although it is not clearly defined. Learn more here.