Directory Information Policy (Policy 3233)
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, directory information may be released to anyone, including the media, colleges and universities, and the military for educational purposes. Directory information includes: students name, address, age, birthplace, participation in officially recognized school events and programs, weight of athletic team members, awards, diplomas, photographs, and student work - both print and electronic, such as school publications, and web sites.
REQUEST TO PREVENT DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION: To prevent release of this information, you must inform Walla Walla Public Schools by using the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form (available online: http://www.wwps.org/ or at all school offices).
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. § 9528, the military is entitled to request the names, telephone numbers and addresses of students unless the parent, guardian or eligible student requests that such information not be provided. You have the right under the above laws to choose whether your students information is released or not. Parents and eligible students considering withholding disclosure of directory information should evaluate the consequences of such a decision carefully.
The request to prevent disclosure of directory information will be honored for the current school year unless specifically revoked in writing. Continuing students must complete a new non-disclosure form each school year. Submission of this form will not affect directory information already published or released.
Parent Phone Messages
Parents, please make after school arrangements with your child before they leave for school in the morning if at all possible. Repeated requests will need to speak with the principal if special arrangements need to be made. It is difficult to handle the volume of messages each day regarding last minute changes. Classroom disruptions need to be kept to a minimum as they interrupt the educational process for all children. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.