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I want to thank all the Manny Martinez students, parents and staff for all your hard work. Unfortunately Manny Martinez Middle School will not be open any longer. Manny Martinez Middle School an Edison Learning and DPS charter school will close at the end of the 2011-12 school year. For more information on enrollment please contact the Generations Academy at West High School.†

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Manny Martinez
Middle School
 
Student-Parent Handbook
 
 
Gabriel Trujillo
Principal
951 Elati Street
Denver, Colorado
80204
303-893-7988
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                      
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
General Student Information
Welcome............................................................................................. 4         
Daily Schedule..................................................................................... 4
Arrival.................................................................................................  4         
Breakfast and Lunch Program................................................................ 4
Change in Student Information............................................................... 5
Attendance.......................................................................................... 5         
Uniform Policy..................................................................................... 6
Medication.......................................................................................... 7
Internet Use......................................................................................... 7
Media Permission................................................................................ 7
Field Trips........................................................................................... 7
Inclement Weather............................................................................... 7
Money and Valuables.......................................................................... 8
Lost and Found .................................................................................. 8
Early Dismissal Requests...................................................................... 8
Parking................................................................................................ 8
Emergency Drills.................................................................................. 8
Lockers............................................................................................... 8
 
Student Support and Family Involvement.............................................. 9
Learning Environment.......................................................................... 9
Response to Intervention (RtI)............................................................. 9
Special Education Support................................................................... 9
Visitors................................................................................................ 9
Volunteers........................................................................................... 9
 
Student Discipline Policy...................................................................... 9
Bullying Policy..................................................................................... 10
Infractions........................................................................................... 10
Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion................................................... 10
Out of School Suspension and Reinstatement to Class.......................... 11
Strategies to Promote Positive Learning Environment............................ 11
Philosophy........................................................................................... 12
Classroom Expectations....................................................................... 12
Hallway Expectations........................................................................... 12
Bathroom Expectations........................................................................ 12
Office Expectations.............................................................................. 13
Cafeteria Expectations......................................................................... 13
General Expectations........................................................................... 13
 
HIPAA Information............................................................................. 15
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Policy................. 17
Manny Martinez Parent/School Agreement........................................... 18
 
 
 
Welcome
 
The faculty, staff and administration of Manny Martinez Middle School (MMMS) welcome you. It is our sincere hope that this year will be a challenging and exciting experience. We are sharing the school campus with our academic partners at West High School. We believe that our collaborative relationship with our colleagues at West High will eventually pave an academic road of success for our middle school students as they transition to the high school.
 
Our mission is to be the school of choice. We team with students, families and community to provide an opportunity for every student to achieve academically in a safe and exciting learning environment. We produce leaders with a strong and guiding sense of core values. We encourage students to relentlessly pursue their potential as an informed and proactive force in personal, community, national and global change.
 
Our vision is: We are the change of today, leaders of tomorrow.
 
The purpose of this handbook is to help you become aware of your privileges, opportunities and responsibilities. Each parent and student should read this handbook together and be knowledgeable of its content. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of your teachers or the administrators.
 
Our school office hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The school telephone number is 303-893-7988.
 
Manny Martinez is committed to providing students and staff with equal opportunities to be educated and to educate. MMMS does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious preferences.
 
Daily Schedule
School starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Students are to enter the school through the 9th Ave. entrance.
 
Arrival
Students may be dropped off and picked up on the south side of 9th Avenue. We ask that the parents go into the school parking lot, drive to where the student drop off / pick up sign is and let your student exit the car. This will keep cars from backing up onto 9th Avenue. Once your student has exited the car, please exit right on Galapago Street.  Denver school buses will be unloading at 7:15 a.m., so please remember to abide by the bus stop sign signals.
 
Breakfast and Lunch Program
Denver Public Schools provides our breakfast and lunch programs. There is no cost for breakfast which is served each day at 8:00am in the classroom. All students go to lunch at 10:46 a.m.. No food may be taken out of the lunchroom. If you have questions about the breakfast or lunch programs, please contact our school office or Debbie Gallegos, the lunch manager at 720-423-5331.
 
 
 
Change in Student Information
If at any time your address and/or telephone number changes, please contact the school office at (303) 893-7988 as soon as possible to give your updated information. It is important to give any changes in contact information in case of emergencies.
 
Attendance
It is the obligation of the parents/guardians to ensure that students attend daily and comply with school attendance rules in order to receive an appropriate education. School starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. Any student arriving after 8:00 a.m. is considered tardy. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. must check in at the Main Office to obtain a tardy slip before going to class.
 
If your child is going to be absent from school please call 303-893-7988 before 8:00 a.m. on the day of the absence.
 
Excused Absences
An excused absence will be an absence with permission of the parent/guardian and main office. Such absences should comply with state law and include those that are the result of the following:
    • Ill or injured (must have a doctor’s note)
    • Attending to a death in the family
    • In the custody of the court
    • Observing a religious holiday
    • School activities/field trips
Students will be provided make-up work for any excused absence and receive full credit for the work. It is the responsibility of the student to pick-up any make-up assignment and return it to the teacher within a predetermined time period. Students who accumulate excessive absences will be required to provide the school with documentation to verify that future absences should be excused.
 
Unexcused Absences
An unexcused absence will be an absence with permission of the parent/guardian, but without permission of the main office. Unexcused absences are all other absences that include, but are not limited to the following:
·        Car Trouble
·        Missing the bus
·        Oversleeping
·        Staying home to study
·        Staying home to care for family members
·        Traffic problems
·        Arriving late to any class without an excuse
 
Students may be provided make-up work for any unexcused absence. It is the responsibility of the student to pick-up any make-up assignment and return it to the teacher within a predetermined time period.
Students with ten consecutive unexcused absences may be withdrawn from school. The parent will then be required to complete the registration process to re-enroll the student into school. Furthermore, the student and/or parent will be required to meet with the school principal and/or designee and other school staff (i.e. social worker, student advisor, or counselor) to develop a school attendance plan. The school attendance plan may require the student’s participation in before or after school activities designed to reintegrate the student into the learning community.
A student with four unexcused absences in a month or ten unexcused absences within a school year and is under age 17 will be determined to be a habitually truant student. 
 
TRUANCY
Truancy is defined as an absence without the permission of the parent/guardian and the main office.
Students will not be provided make-up work for truancy. Students who habitually truant and not in accordance with state law will be referred to truancy court.
 
     TARDINESS
Tardiness is defined as the arrival of a student without proper excuse within the first five minutes after the scheduled time the class begins. Arriving to any class over 10 minutes late without an excuse from the Main office will be considered an unexcused absence.
Excessive tardies will result the student and/or parent being required to meet with the school principal and/or designee and other school staff (i.e. school social worker, student advisors, or counselors) to develop a school attendance plan. Students ARE NOT to be at vending machines during passing period.
ANTICIPATED ABSENCES
ANY STUDENT LEAVING FROM OR ARRIVING AT SCHOOL AT A TIME OTHER THAN REGULAR ARRIVAL OR DISMISSAL TIME, IS REQUIRED TO SIGN IN OR OUT OF THE MAIN OFFICE.
 
Uniform Policy
Students at Manny Martinez Middle School are required to wear a school uniform every day.
Descriptions of Uniform
  • Jeans, pants, shorts, skirts (blue, black, beige, or white)
  • Manny T-shirt, sweater, sweatshirt—white, teal, or beige
  • Appropriate short or long-sleeve shirts in white, teal, or beige
  • All clothing must fit properly. Sagging is not permitted. 
  • Clothing not allowed: Spaghetti straps, mini-skirts or mini-shorts, slippers or house-shoes, hats, graphic tees
  • Heavy outerwear or leggings may be worn when appropriate. Sweaters or hooded sweatshirts may be worn to school, but must be placed in the student’s locker during class-time. 
  • Students not in dress code will be referred to the office. 
 
Medication
Medication may be given in school only if times cannot be arranged for all doses to be given outside of school hours.
 
If your child must take medication during school hours, please follow this procedure:
  • All medication must be brought by the parent or guardian to the main office in a pharmacy labeled container. The medicine must be labeled with the name of the student, name of drug, strength, dosage, frequency, name of physician, and date of original prescription.
  • For the school to dispense ANY medications, prescribed by a doctor OR over the counter medicine (Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, if it is liquid, please enclose a measured dispensing tool) a medication authorization form must be completed and on file in the office. This includes a parent release and a Physician’s written order.
  • Medications must be left in school. They will not be returned to the student; when it needs to go home, a parent or guardian must sign out the medication.
 
Students may not carry or take any pill, inhaler, etc. in class. The School Nurse or other designee must administer all medications.
 
Internet Use
All Edison Learning Inc. schools are joined with an internal network (The Common) that is shielded from all outside access.
     Internet Rules
     Inappropriate activities on the Internet include, but are not limited to the following:                
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using profanity and / or obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting or attacking others
  • Damaging computers, computer systems or software programs
  • Trespassing in another persons folders, work or files
  • Using the network for financial or commercial gain
  • Using another student’s password
  • Accessing sites in which a warning is giving stating someone must be at least 18 years old to enter.
 
Media Permission
We expect that the media will be interested in what is happening at our school. If for any reason, you do not wish your child to be viewed on television or photographed by the media please notify the office.
 
Field Trips
Classroom teachers will plan occasional field trips for a specific educational purpose. As the teachers plan field trips, they will send information and permission slips home. In order to participate, a child must have a Field Trip permission slip completed and signed by the parent. The teacher will also send a notice home prior to each field trip to let parents know what is planned. If for any reason you do not wish for your child to participate, arrangements can be made for the child to remain on school grounds with another class. Parents are encouraged to join the field trips whenever possible.
 
Inclement Weather
Manny Martinez will follow Denver Public Schools’ lead in case of snow emergencies. If DPS (specifically West High School) is closed, Manny Martinez is closed. If DPS announces a late opening, Manny Martinez will open late. If DPS announces an early closure, Manny Martinez will also close early. In the event of an unscheduled or early closure, any after school programs will also be canceled. In the event of inclement weather, please check 9News, Channel 4 News, Fox 31 News, or 850 KOA. 
 
Money and Valuables
Children should not bring money or valuables to school, except money to buy lunch. Do not bring any type of electronic equipment, i.e. mp3 players, cell phones; if these items are brought to school and items are taken, stolen or missing, it will not be the school’s responsibility to provide assistance in retrieving or refunding the items.
 
Lost and Found
Items of clothing should be labeled with the student’s name to avoid loss. If you lose an item, a lost and found box is located in the main office.
 
Early Dismissal Requests
Please make every effort to adhere to regular dismissal times. If your child needs to be excused from school before the regular dismissal time on a specific day, the child must be signed out at the reception desk before s/he will be released from class. Only an authorized adult (at least 18 years old) will be permitted to remove your child from school. Your child will not be released to anyone who does not have your written permission to take him or her from school. Please help us extend this protection to your child by providing the school with names and telephone numbers of the people who have (or do not have) your permission to take your child from school. The authorized adult picking up the student must have a photo ID.
 
Parking
Public parking is available for parents in front of West High School, along Elati St. The streets around the school have various signs posted about parking. Be aware of the postings; cars can and will be ticketed. The streets at dismissal time can become crowded with people in the cars waiting for students. Please do not double park and / or leave your car on the street. 
 
Emergency Drills
Fire drills will be held periodically during the school year. In addition, students will participate in tornado drills, modified lockdown and lockdown drills.
 
Lockers
School lockers are the property of the school district. At no time does the school district relinquish its exclusive control of lockers provided for the convenience of students. School authorities may conduct inspection of the interior of lockers at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. Lockers should not be written on, damaged, or used to house obscene or illegal items. Students are expected to use their assigned lockers for the duration of the school year. The school will not be held responsible for missing property and will not investigate missing items from a “rigged” locker. Never keep money or valuable property in lockers and never share locker combinations with others. Lockers that are not functioning properly need to be reported to the office staff. 
 
Student Support and Family Involvement
Learning Environment
Manny Martinez Middle School is committed to creating and maintaining a positive learning environment that encourages cooperation, fosters creativity, and nurtures students in taking risks involved in learning. The learning environment is developed and adjusted over time with focus on providing all students with access to a world-class education. Parents and community members play an important role in supporting the learning environment by using common, respectful language that encourages and inspires students, as well as sets limits.
 
Response to Intervention (RTI)
The Response to Intervention Team is available to create solutions for children who are struggling to keep up with the pace of their class. The team ensures all children are given the opportunity to be successful by developing individual plans to support the child’s educational development. Classroom and student support teachers create individual and school-wide plans, and provide linkages to a consortium of service providers. Students can be referred to the RTI team by teachers, administrators, staff members, or parents. For more information, please contact the Student Support Manager at 303-893-7988.
 
Special Education Support
Special education is an integral part of our school. All teachers will be differentiating instruction for all types of learners in partnership with the Special Education Support (SES) teachers. This partnership constitutes the fully inclusive design of our Edison school.
 
Visitors
Please feel free to visit your student’s classroom. All visitors must stop by the office and obtain a visitor’s pass before going to a classroom. Please understand that our awareness of adults who are in the building is a primary factor in assuring your student’s safety. All visitors are required to wear appropriate identification issued by the office.
 
Volunteers
We welcome volunteers in our school. Denver Public Schools and Edison Learning Inc. policy mandates that for the protection of the students, all volunteers who work with children must be screened. Parents and community members that would like to volunteer in classrooms should contact the school for more details. Parent involvement is a crucial component for students to be successful academically, emotionally and physically. Get to know your student’s teachers and learn how you can assist us in making Manny Martinez a great place to learn.
 
Student Discipline Policy
Good discipline is extremely important to the school program. Without good discipline, the school cannot realize its primary responsibility in the development of citizenship. Without good discipline, students cannot realize their greatest opportunities for growth. The students will be expected to conduct themselves so that the rights and privileges of others are not violated. Students will respect constituted authority, abide by school expectations, regulations, and all provisions of the law.
 
All rules and regulations governing students as stated in the student handbook, Denver Public Schools’ district discipline policy and other posted notices will apply to all students.
 
Bullying Policy
Manny Martinez Middle School upholds the Denver Public Schools and Colorado Department of Education policies on bullying. Bullying is defined “as any written or verbal expression, or physical act or gesture, or pattern thereof that is intended to cause distress upon one or more students in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated school bus stop, or at school activities or sanctioned events.” Bullying of any kind is illegal in the state of Colorado and will not be tolerated at Manny Martinez MS. Bullying behavior will be closely monitored, and negative consequences will be given, including referrals to local law enforcement officials. Parents may call the school’s administration with any questions or concerns. Students may report bullying incidents to the school’s administration, or contact Safe2Tell, by phone: 1-877-542-SAFE (1-877-542-7233), or on the internet: www.safe2tell.org.
 
The Manny Martinez Middle School Expectations are:
  1. Be Safe
  2. Be Respectful.
  3. Be Responsible.
 
Infractions
Most infractions are best handled in the classroom. Students are given the opportunity to think about their actions and make better choices through a systemic refocus process.
 
The classroom steps taken for infractions are:
Step 1: Verbal Redirection
Step 2: Teacher / Student Conference
Step 3: Refocus Time in Office; Parent Phone Call
Step 4: Parent / House Team / Student Conference
Step 5: Office Referral – Administrator will determine consequences (student conference, parent conference, Restorative Justice, parent shadow, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension)
 
Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion
Students may be suspended, expelled, or denied admission for any grounds permitted by law or inappropriate conduct while on school grounds, during a school-sponsored activity, during a school-related activity or any time which interferes with or obstructs the missions or operations of the school or the safety or welfare of students or employees.
 
According to Colorado Revised Statues 22-33-106, the following shall be grounds for suspension or expulsion from a public school:
  1. Behavior that is detrimental to the welfare or safety of pupils or school personnel including intentional or reckless behavior, which creates a threat of physical harm to any other persons;
  2. Repeated interference with the school’s ability to provide educational opportunities to other students;
  3. Continued willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of proper authority;
  4. Willful destruction or defacing of school property;
  5. Participation in gang-related activity;
  6. Carrying, bringing, using or possessing a dangerous weapon (firearm, pellet or BB gun, a fixed blade knife longer than three inches, a spring loaded knife, a pocket knife with a blade longer than three and one-half inches, any object, device, instrument, material, or substance used or intended to be used to inflict death or serious bodily injury;
  7. The sale of a drug or other controlled substance;
  8. Distribution, possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol, drugs; etc.
  9. Commission of first or second degree assault;
  10. Commission of a robbery;
  11. Assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, or false accusations against staff.
 
Suspensions for any of the above reason (A-K) may be considered grounds for declaring a student to be habitually disruptive. A student with three or more out-of-school suspensions for any of these reasons is subject to expulsion proceedings.
 
Expulsion proceedings are mandatory for reason F, G, I, and J and an “Extension of Suspension Request” must be made by the administrator.
 
Parents will be called for any of the above infractions. Because other behaviors are not listed does not mean that they will be permitted. A behavior not listed may result in suspension and / or expulsion. Whenever the school staff are unable to control a student, or whenever a student violates the law, parents and / or authorities will be called to remove the student from the school community. This action is necessary in order to ensure the safety of the learner and the school’s learning environment.
 
Out of School Suspension and Reinstatement to Class
If a student is suspended for any of the reasons (A-K) listed above, there must be a reinstatement meeting before the child can return to class. The meeting will be held at the beginning of school, appointments will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the day the student is to return to school. Present at the meeting will be the student, the parent, the administrator and if available the referring teacher. During the meeting, a remedial behavior plan will be developed to address the child’s disruptive behavior, his/her educational needs, and the goal of keeping the child in school. The plan will include consequences if the student violates the plan. If the student’s parent/guardian cannot attend the reinstatement meeting, he/she must call the Main Office and speak with an administrator. If a student’s parent or guardian does not attend the reinstatement meeting, the child will not be allowed to re-enter school.
 
Strategies to Promote Positive Learning Environment
  • Classroom teachers will model and practice school expectations during the first week of school and throughout the school-year.
  • Students are directly instructed on the School Expectations and the Core Values daily.
  • Expectations are posted in each classroom and throughout the school.
  • Information on school expectations and consequences are made available to parents in the Student handbook.
 
Philosophy
At Manny Martinez Middle School, we teach and implement core values:
 
Wisdom           Justice            Courage          Compassion
Hope   Respect       Responsibility        Integrity
 
These core values will be discussed daily in Advisement. We teach conflict resolutions skills and implement a character education program organized around the eight core values. Students are held accountable for their actions.
 
Classroom Expectations:
  • Use hand signals
  • SLANT (Sit up, Listen, Ask Questions, Note Key Ideas, Track the Speaker)
  • Follow the 5 Ps (Present, Prompt, Prepared, Positive, Proud)
  • Show respect
 
Hallway Expectations
  • Stay to the right
  • Use 6” voices
  • Keep moving
  • Walk
 
Bathroom Expectations
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Get in, get out
  • Respect school property
  • Be green, keep it clean
Office Expectations
  • Get in, get out
  • Sit down
  • Wait quietly
  • Respect others’ privacy
 
Cafeteria Expectations
  • Clean up
  • Use conversational tones
  • Courteous to others
  • Walk
 
General Expectations
  • Students will conduct themselves in a way that is safe for themselves and others
  • Students will show respect for themselves and others at all times.
  • Hats or other head coverings will be removed in the building.
  • Students will not arrive at school earlier than 7:45 a.m.
  • Students will leave the school grounds immediately after school is dismissed.
  • The use of cell phones, CD players, video games, and other such personal property is not permitted in school. If students use these during school hours, staff members will confiscate such items. Students may retrieve these items from the Main Office after school. Administration strongly discourages students from bringing any electronic devices to school.
 
 
Manny Martinez Middle School’s Governing Body
While Manny Martinez’s Charter is granted by Denver Public Schools, our school’s governing board is independent of the District’s Board of Education. The Manny Martinez Board of Directors is composed of representatives from the Denver business and school community.
 
Manny Martinez’s Board of Directors members are:
 
The Board welcomes comments and input from parents. To address the Board, please contact the principal or any of the Board members of Manny Martinez Middle School.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manny Martinez Charter School
 
NOTICE OF USE OF PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION
 
This notice describes how medical information about your child may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
 
We understand that information we collect about your child and their health is personal. Keeping health information of your child private is one our most important responsibilities. We are committed to protecting their health information and following all laws about its use. You have the right to discuss with the system’s Privacy Officer your concerns about how their health information is shared. The law says:
1.       We must keep their health information from others who do not need it.
2.       You may ask us not to share certain health services information. Sometimes, we may not be able to agree to your request.
 
Your child may receive certain services from nurses, therapists, social workers, doctors or other health care related individuals. They may see, use and share your child’s health or medical information to determine any plan of treatment, diagnosis, or outcome of information as described in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or other plan document. This use may cover such health services your child had before now or may have later.
 
We review such health services information and claims to make sure that you get quality services and that all laws about providing and paying for such health services are being followed. We may also use the information to remind you about service or to tell you about treatment alternatives. We also use the information to obtain payments for such services as a result of the Medicaid program. We must submit information that identifies you and your child, your child’s diagnosis and the treatment of services provided to your child for reimbursement by Medicaid.
 
We may share your health care information with health plans, insurance companies, or government programs to help get the benefits and so that the School System can be paid or pay for such health care or medical services.
 
In most cases, you may see your child’s health information but the request cannot include psychotherapy notes or information gathered for judicial proceedings. There may be legal reasons or safety concerns that may limit the amount of information that you may see. You may ask in writing to receive a copy of your child’s health information. We may charge a small amount for copying costs.
 
If you think some of the health information is wrong, you may ask in writing that we correct or add to it. You may ask that the corrected or new information be sent to others who have received your child’s health information from us. You may ask us for a list of where we sent the health information.
 
You may ask to have the health information sent to others. You will be asked to sign a separate form, called an authorization form, permitting the health information of your child to go to them. The authorization form tells us what, where and to whom the information must be sent. You can stop or limit the amount of information sent any time by letting us know in writing.
Note: A child 18 years old or older can give consent for his or her health information to be kept private from others unless the child signs an authorization form.
 
We follow laws that tell us when we have to share health information of your child even if you do not sign an authorization form. We always report:
1.       Contagious diseases, birth defects and cancer;
2.       Firearm injuries and other trauma events;
3.       Reactions to problems with medicines or defective medical equipment;
4.       To the police or other governmental agencies when required by law;
5.       When a court orders us to;
6.       To the government to review how our programs are working;
7.       To a provider or insurance company who needs to know if your child is enrolled in one of our programs;
8.       To Worker’s Compensation for work related injuries;
9.       Birth, death and immunization information;
10.   To the federal government when they are investigating something important to protect our country, the President and other government workers;
11.   Abuse, neglect and domestic violence, if related to child protection or vulnerable adults; or
12.   To parents and other designated by law.
 
We may also share health care information for permitted research purposes, for matters concerning organ donations and for serious threats to public health or safety.
 
This notice is yours. You may ask for a copy at any time. If there are important changes to this notice, you will get a new one within 60 days.
 
If you have any questions about this notice of privacy rights of your child or that such rights have been violated, you can contact:
 
Manny Martinez Middle School
(303) 893-7988
951 Elati St., Denver, CO 80204
 
You can also complain to the federal government Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) or to the HHS Office of Civil Rights. Your health care services will not be affected by any complaint made to the School Board, Secretary of Health and Human Services or Office of Civil Rights.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FERPA Notification Policy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:
1.      The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
2.      The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.
Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the School to amend a record should write the School principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3.      The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has outsourced services or functions it would otherwise use its own employees to perform (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student's enrollment or transfer. [NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.]
  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-8520
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manny Martinez Middle School
Parent / Student / School Agreement
 
I have read the Manny Martinez Student-Parent Handbook and I, _________________ (student) agree to follow the school-wide policies for discipline, attendance, school expectations, computer and internet usage and participate in media releases. I will attend Student Learning Conferences each quarter and as the parent, I will ensure that my child attends school consistently from 8:00am – 3:30pm daily for the full academic year.
 
 
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          Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                              Date
 
_____________________________________                                                     _________________
                 Student Signature                                                                                   Date
 
____________________________________                                                      _________________                      
              Advisement Teacher                                                                                   Date        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                          
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