Wellesley Public Schools is committed to protecting the privacy of our students’ information. WPS recognizes the benefits to families of sharing student/family information with partner, community, and educational organizations that have a demonstrated educational mission for the advancement of our programs or communications among our families. Federal and state law generally prohibits the disclosure of students’ educational records without the prior written consent of the students’ parents or legal guardian, except for information classified as “directory information.” Directory information may be released without prior written consent of a parent or guardian unless the parent or guardian has opted not to release that information (as outlined below). Some examples of how directory information may be used include, but are not limited to, PTO student directory books, the annual yearbook, a playbill showing your student’s role in a drama production, athletic team rosters, and honor roll, awards, or other recognition lists.

WPS has classified the following information as directory information:

  • Student’s name and address
  • Parent/Guardian’s name, address, telephone number, email address
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • Dates of attendance/enrollment
  • Year of graduation
  • Grade level, school, homeroom
  • Most recent school attended

Parents/Guardians have an annual opportunity in the PowerSchool Parent Portal to opt out of sharing the above directory information with certain third parties without their prior written consent.

See the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notification of Rights for more information.

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