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Understanding FERPA

FERPA Notification In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, we are notifying you that Mercer Island Public Schools will keep such records concerning each student as deemed necessary to provide programs to meet the student’s educational needs.  Parents and students have certain rights with regard to these educational records and how the information will be used.  Read complete document and if interested in the opt-out options, download Annual Exception Request (which must be done yearly) and return to your school’s Administrative Office.  

[warning]Please Note! Signing the FERPA form will mean the following:

  • You have chosen to OPT OUT of having Child’s directory information (including parent contact info) released for Student Directory
  • This also means that MISD cannot provide information to your school’s PTA for use in our ListServ aka Constant Contact (email updates from principal or newsletters), or class lists for yearbooks, 5th grade sweatshirts, or other PTA/school created memorabilia.

and/or 

  • You have chosen to OPT OUT of having Child’s image published on District or PTA websites

Please note:  If you choose to sign the FERPA form, please self subscribe to Lakeridge’s electronic communicatrions so that you stay informed on school updates, events and letters from the Principal.

Permanent link to this article: https://lakeridgepta.org/parent-support/understanding-ferpa/