You should register your child with your local ESD within 10 days of the beginning of homeschooling, or within 10 days of withdrawing the child from public school. If you have been homeschooling in another state and just moved to Oregon, register within 10 days of arriving, if it is within the school year. (Children under age 6 by September 1 do not need to be registered.)

The following ESDs allow online registration. Online registration ensures your data is more accurate, gives you 24/7 access to your information, and allows you to print out your confirmation letter at your convenience. Register online in the following ESDs at

  • Clackamas ESD
  • Intermountain ESD (Baker, Morrow, Umatilla, Union counties)
  • Multnomah ESD
  • Northwest Regional ESD (Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington counties)
  • Willamette ESD (Marion, Polk, Yamhill counties)

Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD, register online at

Some ESDs require that you send a letter to register your child as a homeschooler. The following is an example letter to mail to your Oregon ESD when you begin homeschooling. The ESD will send you a letter of confirmation that you can use to show compliance with homeschool registration.

    To Whom It May Concern:

    This is my notice of intent to homeschool my child pursuant to OAR 581-021-0026 (4).

    Parent’s name:

    Child’s name:

    Child’s birthdate:

    Child’s grade level: (optional)

    Do NOT release my child's information to military recruiters. (optional)

    Child’s Address:

    School district where child resides:

    Parent's phone:

    Parent's email:

    (your signature)