Rhode Island Withdrawal Letter

Officially Withdraw Your Child

If your child already attends a Rhode Island public school and you would like to begin homeschooling then you must notify the school that you will be withdrawing your child.

Follow these simple steps to officially withdraw your child by letter.

  1. Copy and paste the sample Rhode Island Withdrawal Letter below in a new document to print.
  2. Enter your personal information in the brackets and print 2 copies (one for the school and one for your records).
  3. Mail a signed copy of your letter to your child’s school by Certified Mail.


Sample Rhode Island Withdrawal Letter

This sample letter is by ENRICHri.

Copy and paste the following text into a separate document to print:


[Name of Superintendent]

[Name of Principal]


This letter is to inform you that we intend to withdraw our child, [Name of Child] from [Name of School] effective [Date of withdrawal].

All paperwork to homeschool our child has been submitted to the Superintendent’s office as
required by Rhode Island State Statutes 16‐19‐1 and 16‐19‐2.

Should there be any questions regarding this matter, please send it in writing to the address

Thank you,

[Your Name]
[Your Address]