Exceptions to Enrollment: Medical Waiver Request to Apply for BCVSS

  • BCVSS understands that there may be medical situations that would necessitate a request to transfer into the virtual program after the application window closes. If your child has a medical situation or documented medical issue which impedes the ability to attend a traditional brick-and-mortar learning environment, you can request to have the application window opened for your child. Remember all required criteria to attend BCVSS will still apply to medical waivers.

    Two documents are required along with the waiver form:

    1. Doctor’s letter with explanation of severity of situation and request for virtual school.
      1. The letter should be from the child’s primary or specialist doctor and should be written on letterhead from the physician’s office.
      2. Notes written on prescription pads will be deemed inappropriate.
    2. Parent’s letter explaining why you feel that virtual school is the best option for your child’s situation.


    **IMPORTANT: Your waiver will NOT be processed UNTIL the Doctor's letter / medical records are sent and the waiver packet is complete. **

    When the waiver packet is reviewed by the committee, the eligible student and parent will be sent the application form to complete.  Students who meet the enrollment criteria will be enrolled in BCVSS as soon as is feasible.  The medical waiver and application process takes approximately two weeks.  While the medical waiver and application are in process, students are expected to continue attending their current school.  Any missed days during this process will accrue as absences.

    Use the following link to access Waiver Request Form. Waiver Request Form

    REMEMBER:

    Please ensure that you are obtaining these: (1) the doctor’s letter with explanation of severity of situation and request for virtual school and (2) a parent letter explaining why you feel that virtual school is the best option for your child. Your waiver will NOT be processed unless the above documents are emailed to bcvss@bcbe.org within 10 business days of the Waiver Request Form submission.