Intermittent homebound is an option for students who have a medical condition that only keeps them out of school for short periods at a time throughout the year. For instance, a student who has sickle cell anemia will have flare-ups that cause so much pain that they have to miss school for a week several times a year. In this case, intermittent homebound would be appropriate. Upon placement on intermittent homebound the procedure is as follows: the parent would notify Homebound on the day of the first absence. If the student can return to school on the second or third day then no homebound services will begin. If the student cannot attend school on the third day a homebound teacher will see the student up to 4 hours each week until the student can return to the regular classroom.