A. In the academic year 2016-2017, you are required to notify your ESD of your intent to homeschool if your child is 6 by September 1, 2016. (In previous years it was 7 years old as of September 1, 2015.) If your child is older than the required notification age, and in public school, you should notify the ESD within 10 days of removing the child from school, to avoid truancy. You are not required to notify the school of your intent to homeschool, although many parents do so as a courtesy. A template for the notification letter can be found here.