Section 53A-11-102.6 describes Utah law related to your child's participation in extracurricular activities in the public school system.
Section 53A-11-102.5 describes Utah law related to dual enrollement, which is allows for homeschooling your child and at the same time participating in classes in your school distrcit.
Section 53A-11-102 describes Utah law related to the need to be exempted from Utah's compulsory education laws in order to homeschool your children.
It is not uncommon for many school districts to be slow in returning certificates of exemption. If it's getting close to the start of the school year, or if you are just feeling uncomfortable, call your school district's homeschool liaison or drop by their office.
You can begin homeschooling your child anytime during the year. You just need to submit an affidavit to your school district. They must accept your affidavit and provide you a certificate of exemption, no matter what time of year it is.
To educate your child at home, you must submit a signed affidavit to your school district. Although the law doesn't dictate the time of year, this is usually done during the summer months. By submitting the affidavit, you are informing the school district that your child will attend a home school and that you assume sole responsibility for your child's education.
** Regarding Senate Bill 39, UHEA suggests that while home school families (should) already have affidavits on file with their school districts, it may be prudent to file an affidavit for the coming year (2014-2015) to be certain that there won't be any legal challenges or issues with the old affidavits that are on file since they were processed under the old law. The new law states that the districts have to issue a new certificate each year (which can be used where educator discounts are given), but that home schoolers only need to file once for each student as long as they don't move from the district in which they originally filed in. If a home school student moves to another school district, the parents will need to file a new affidavit with the new school district.