Student Privacy Rights

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Federal law, state law, and school district policy protect student privacy through the following rights afforded to the parents or guardians of minors, and students over age 18.

Student directory information
Federal law allows Stanwood-Camano School District to disclose some personally identifiable information about students ("student directory information"), without written consent. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the school district to include this information in certain publications, including:

  • The annual yearbook
  • Honor roll or other recognition lists
  • Printed programs for graduation, sports activity sheets, or a playbill showing your student's role in a drama production

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or invasive of privacy if released, is not released for commercial purposes, but can be released to provide educational, scholarship, vocational/occupational and/or military information, or to the news media or law enforcement.

Stanwood-Camano School Distirct defines "student directory information" as:

  • Name, address, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Photograph or video image
  • Date and place of birth
  • Dates of attendance and grade level
  • Participation in activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • The most recent educational agency or institution attended

You have the right to withhold this information. If you do not want the school district to disclose directory information for your student without prior written consent, you must notify the district in writing. You can click on the link, print, fill out, and submit to your child's school the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Restriction of Release of Directory Information. Espanól

Student directory information requests by outside organizations.

For Stanwood High School students only:
Federal law requires the school district to provide military recruiters with students' name, address, and phone number unless parents have informed the district not to do so. (Section 9528 of Title IX or H.R. 1, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

If you do not want the school district to disclose directory information, or if you want your child's contact information withheld specifically from military recruiters and/or Institutions of Higher Learning, you must inform the district in writing or by filling out the Restriction of Release of Directory Information form.

Student Records

Under federal law and Stanwood-Camano School Board Policy 3231 , Stanwood-Camano School District is prohibited from releasing student records (except student directory information) without your permission. Student records include, but are not limited to:

  • grades
  • achievement test scores
  • attendance records
  • disciplinary records

You should know the following regarding student records:

  • You have the right to review your child's student records in the presence of school personnel.
  • The school district may not disclose personally identifiable information without your consent except to officials who have legitimate educational interests in the information and others as provided by law.

If you have questions or concerns about the student records policy, contact your school principal.