Student Directory "Opt-Out" Instructions

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.

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

Parents may also opt-out of the school or any school related groups using any depictions of their student in any form of visual media.

Directions for opting out are included after the jump: 




To Opt-Out of the Directory

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

Ms. Megan Rainey, Administrative Assistant to 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 directory information.

d. Indicate the specific information of which you wish to opt-out


To Opt-Out of Using Depictions of Student in Visual Media

1. Write a letter of request to (or send by student):

Ms. Megan Rainey, Administrative Assistant to 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. Indicate that you are requesting to opt-out of MLWGS or any school groups using depictions of your student in any form of visual media.


Request for Information Update

In order to have the most accurate data possible for the Directory, please email Darleen Bowman (dbowman@gsgis.k12.va.us) with any changes in parent and/or student information regarding names, telephone numbers, addresses, or email addresses.