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Homegoing Procedures

  1. All residential students go home every Friday and return on Sunday evening. Your local school district provides your child’s daily or weekly transportation and OSD’s Transportation Secretary acts as the intermediary between OSD and your local district.
  2. When there is an exception to the homegoing agreement established in the IEP, please contact the Transportation Secretary by email OSD Clerical, by phone/videophone 503-400-6182.
  3. Provide permission in writing, in advance, when a person other than you will be picking up your child. The permission must include the person’s full name and telephone number.
  4. Letters of permission must specify the dates that transportation exception will occur (ie. 10/25/2023 rather than ‘this Friday’). 
  5. Students being transported by school vehicles are required to follow driver/staff instructions and State of Oregon student transportation safety rules. A copy of these rules is provided to all parents.  Please review these regulations with your child.  When a student fails to follow these rules, a consequence (possibly as severe as suspension of vehicle-riding privileges) may be given.  During a suspension of vehicle-riding privileges, you will need to arrange for transportation of the student to and from school.
  6. Emergencies will be the only exceptions to the above rules.
  7. In the case of Inclement Weather, OSD will honor the home districts’ Inclement Weather decisions. Absences and tardies will be excused if caused by inclement weather. If the school district has cancelled transportation due to inclement weather, and the parent elects to drop their child off at school, the parent is responsible for providing homegoing transportation.

Students Being Picked Up at School

  1. By Parents:
    • Pick up students when school is dismissed.
    • During school hours (7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.), sign your child out at the    Administration Office before taking him/her from campus.
    • After school hours, contact the residential hall counselor on duty and sign your child out of the residential hall before taking him/her from campus.
  2. By Relatives and Parents’ Friends:
    • You will need to provide the Administration Office with written permission before relatives or friends take your child from campus.
    • Individuals picking up your child should be prepared to show ID.
  3. By Other OSD Students and Student’s Friends:
    • Students going home with other OSD students or non-OSD friends must have written or oral permission provided to the Administration Office from the parents of the driver and the parents of the passenger.
    • If a parent gives permission for a student to go with another student or friend for the weekend, OSD needs to be provided permission both by your and by the parent of the other student. Students may not return to OSD until Sunday after 4:00 pm.
    • Permission for short-term visits or trips off campus during the school week will be granted if you, the parent, make the arrangements and an authorized person signs your child out. Please make these plans 48 hours in advance whenever possible.

Returning from Homegoing

  1. Residential students returning to school will return to school on Sunday or after a holiday weekend around 4:00 pm.
  2. If your student arrives after curfew time, please provide a permission note.
  3. When you or your authorized person brings your child to school by car, sign the student in at the residence hall during non-school hours or at the Administration Office during school hours.
  4. Students with cars should return and sign in at the residence hall by 9:00 pm on Sunday.  If a student wishes to sign out and use their vehicle for “off campus,” he/she must have a note of permission from parents.
  5. Each student will “sign in” in a logbook, stating his/her means of transportation and his/her time of arrival at the residence hall/school.
  6. When a student arrives on campus, he/she is not to leave again or sit in cars on campus (except with parents).  Parents will be notified if students arrive consistently later than the usual time or arrive unusually late.
  7. All students are responsible for seeing that their baggage gets back to school.  Please limit your child’s baggage to one item whenever possible.
  8. If a student’s return to school from home will be delayed, causing an absence from class, notify the Administration Office notified as soon as possible 503-378-3825 (voice) or 503-400-6180 (videophone).

Homegoing Special Permission


When the administration feels an activity at the school is important enough for an exception to be made in the established homegoing agreement, parental permission will be obtained and changes in homegoing procedures will be provided in writing (if time permits) or by phone.