Update Directory Information by May 17

The PTSA, with the help of MLWGS, is working hard to assemble next year's Student Directory, an invaluable source of contact information for the school community. Parents and families who wish to opt out of the directory or who need to update contact information can find the full instructions after the jump.  The deadline to opt out or update is May 17.

May 2013

Directory Information

Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. Pertinent to our student directory, schools must advise parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose such information.

Each school year, the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government & International Studies (MLWGS) shall notify parents and eligible students of what information, if any, MLWGS designates as directory information and of their right to refuse to allow the school to include any or all of such information in the directory. The parent has 15 days from the date of this correspondence to notify the school, in writing, of any information he or she wishes to exclude from the directory. Directory information includes the following data: student’s name, year of graduation, phone number, home school district, home address, email address; mother’s name, phone number, email address; father’s name, phone number, email address.

Being included in the student directory will amplify your access to our fantastic school community. In addition, you will be a regular recipient of important information from our PTSA, Foundation, and Booster Groups.

A response is not necessary if the student or parent has no objection to being included in the directory.

To Opt-Out

1. Write a letter (within 15 days of this notice) of request to (or send by student):

Megan Marcinkevich, Administrative Assistant for Curriculum and Instruction
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
1000 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220

2. Include the following:

a. Student First, Middle, and Last Name
b. Year of Graduation
c. Indicate if you are requesting to opt-out of all information.
d. Indicate the specific information of which you wish to opt-out

Request for Information Update

In order to have the most accurate data possible for the Directory, please email Darleen Bowman with any changes in parent and/or student information regarding names, telephone numbers, addresses, or email addresses.