You may review your child’s records by making a request to the principal. Students over 18 years of age may make such requests personally. If you feel an item in the record is not accurate or is misleading, you may ask to have it corrected or you can add your comments to the record. You may discuss the accuracy of the records with the principal and, if necessary, request a hearing with the superintendent. Release of student records is by written request only and with parent or guardian consent, except when a student transfers to another educational institution. For more information, call your child’s school.
Beginning in October 2018, parents can have Internet access to their child’s student information using a feature called Qmlativ Family and Student Access. Using Family Access, parents can access student information details about their child, attendance records, health information, assessment results, schedule information, and other details concerning their child’s school record. Parents with children at the secondary level also can view their child’s grade point average, his or her transcript, as well as their child’s progress toward graduation. If you would like to have online access to your child’s records through Family Access, please contact your child’s school to establish your account and password.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION TO MILITARY RECRUITERS
Federal law requires high schools to provide military recruiters with the names and addresses of 11th and 12th grade students. Parents have the right to request that their child’s name be omitted from that list. If you object to your child’s name being provided to military recruiters, please check the appropriate box and sign a form called “Important information about your child’s privacy rights,” which is included in each student’s first-day packet and also is available on the school district’s website. The military recruiters usually request the names of high school juniors and seniors in the fall, so parents objecting to the release of their child’s name and address should submit the form as soon as possible after the school year has begun.
RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION
A federal law called the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives schools and school districts the authority to publish directory information about students and make directory information available to certain people or institutions, such as the news media and colleges. Directory information includes basic information about a student, such as the student’s first and last name; photographic and electronic images; parent email address; dates of school attendance; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; degrees, honors, and awards received; and the most recent school attended. (The Mukilteo School District will not release directory information for commercial purposes.)
Parents and guardians have the right to tell the school district and its schools to keep private any directory information about their child. You can request that directory information about your child not be released by signing a form called “Important information about your child’s privacy rights,” which is included in each student’s first-day packet and is available on the school district’s website. A new Privacy Rights form should be submitted each year. You also have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if you believe the Mukilteo School District has failed to comply with the requirements of FERPA. For more information, call 425-356-1215.
TAKING PHOTOS OF STUDENTS
Parents have the right to protect the privacy of their child. See the notice above regarding the release of Directory Information. Parents and others who may take photographs at school events are asked to be aware that some students cannot be photographed while at school and should seek the permission of the child’s parents before posting a photo of any student on the Internet or using such a photo for any other purpose.
Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), firstname.lastname@example.org, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), email@example.com, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) email@example.com. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.