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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Annual Opt-Out Options
Posted on 09/20/2020
FERPAParents and guardians have the right to opt-out of sharing directory information. More information about your FERPA rights may be viewed at this link: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Schools use directory information to publish items such as yearbooks, honor roll, newsletters, and graduation announcements. This also includes information about opportunities for scholarship programs and colleges to be sent to you.

Directory information may include student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports. A school may disclose directory information to third parties, for non-commercial use only.

Schools will never sell information to third parties for commercial purposes. Directory information will only be used for official purposes and to colleges and universities if you so choose.

When parents initially sign in to PowerSchool Parent Portal, they must choose if they desire to share student contact information per FERPA guidelines. Additionally, parents/guardians of high school students must select if they want to share contact information with colleges, universities and the military.

The deadline for this year's data collection is October 1, 2020. If the answers to the questions are not updated prior to the deadline, all answers will default to "yes."

Parents may view the questions and confirm their answers by logging into their account at www.rivermill.powerschool.com. Under the Navigation pane on the left, select "North Carolina Options." Please note that this can only be accessed through an internet browser; it is not available on the smartphone app.