Release of Student Records to Armed Forces Recruiters and Educational Institutions
Divisions must notify parents that they will release the names, addresses and telephone numbers of secondary students to all recruiters or institutions of higher education that request them unless the parents specifically request that this information not be released. This is done at FCHS in accordance with VSBA Policy JO Student Records; 20 U.S.C. § 7908(a). Below:
§7908. Armed Forces recruiter access to students and student recruiting information
(1) Access to student recruiting information
Notwithstanding section 1232g(a)(5)(B) of this title, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this chapter shall provide, upon a request made by a military recruiter or an institution of higher education, access to the name, address, and telephone listing of each secondary school student served by the local educational agency, unless the parent of such student has submitted the prior consent request under paragraph (2).
(A) Opt-out process
A parent of a secondary school student may submit a written request, to the local educational agency, that the student's name, address, and telephone listing not be released for purposes of paragraph (1) without prior written consent of the parent. Upon receiving such request, the local educational agency may not release the student's name, address, and telephone listing for such purposes without the prior written consent of the parent.
School Messenger Notification System
School Closing Information Number
In the event that an emergency arises making it impossible to open school, announcements will be made through the media as soon as possible.
Should hazardous weather or conditions within a school building develop during the day that would require closing school before the regular dismissal time, it is essential that each pupil know what he/she is to do and where he/she is to go.
It will be impossible to contact all parents before releasing the children on such emergency occasions. To prevent confusion, parents are urged to make necessary arrangements for their children. The parents will fill out a form, prepared by the principal, and return to the student's teacher noting arrangements that have been made.
Unless employees are notified that their work schedule is changed because of adverse weather or emergency conditions, it is expected that all employees will work according to the terms of their contract.
Types of Closing & Accompanying Procedures
All Day Closings
All schools will be closed for the day. Media contacts will be notified before 6:00 am, subsequently announcing, "ALL FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY."
All Day or Closing of a Single School or Small Group of Schools
The superintendent or designee must approve the closing of an individual school or special group of schools that may be necessitated due to lack of heat, or some other local emergency condition. Media contacts will be notified as soon as a decision is reached.
When schools will be dismissed prior to regular schedule, the exact time of dismissal will be released to media contacts, school principals and facilities managers.
The INSTANT ALERT system will deliver a message to the primary phone number of each parent and staff member.
SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION NUMBER - (540) 745-9495
NEW RIVER VALLEY, VA
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105.3 FM: The Bear
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94.9 FM: Star Country
99.1 FM: Q-99
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One-Hour Delayed Openings
All students report to school one hour late and leave at their regular closing time. Media contacts will be notified prior to 6:00 am.
Extra-curricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, and non-school activities canceled.
Field trips canceled.
Local in-service programs and classes in adult education canceled.
Two-Hour Delayed Openings
All students except pre-school special education students report two hours later than their regular schedule and leave at their regular closing time. Media contacts will be notified prior to 6:00 am.
An Even Dozen Steps To Improving Your Child's Academic Performance1. Check your child's planner every night
2. Schedule 1 to 2 hours a night for homework
3. Study with your child before tests and quizzes
4. Talk to your child often about his/her progress
5. Check to see that homework has been completed
6. Encourage your child to stay after school for additional help
7. Call your child's counselor and schedule a parent conference
8. Communicate with teachers via email, blackboard.com, or by phone
9. Provide incentives to your child when he/she completes assignments
10. Ensure your child has a quiet place to study and complete homework
11. Monitor your child's attendance to ensure he/she attends school every day
12. Provide logical consequences when your child does not complete assignments
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