ANNUAL NOTICE Notice of Non-Discrimination
ANNUAL NOTICE Asbestos
ANNUAL NOTICE Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
ANNUAL NOTICE Homeless Education McKinney-Vento Act
ANNUAL NOTICE Directory Information & Rights Under FERPA
ANNUAL NOTICE Statewide Assessments
Seeley Lake Elementary will post its annual parent notices in this directory of the website.
ASBESTOS NOTICE - SEE THE ATTACHED ANNUAL NOTICE.
ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REPORT CARD
Pursuant to the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, the District’s annual school district report card is available by visiting the Montana Office of Public Instruction web site @ www.opi.mt.gov or by contacting the District office at (406) 677-2265.
CHILD NUTRITION/FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS
The purpose of the food service program is to provide students and staff well-balanced meals that are nourishing and at moderate prices. The school district participates in the National School Lunch Program and adheres to its standards for meal planning, use of commodity foods and free and reduced price meal eligibility. If you feel you may qualify for the free/reduced meal program for your student/s, please complete and return an application form to the school office. Please note, if you were eligible in the previous year, you MUST complete and have submitted/approved a new form for the current year before you will be eligible.
Seeley Lake Elementary’s meal program is a “pre-pay” system. Charging of school meals is not allowed. Thus, it is critical parents provide their students with either cash OR make sure there are enough funds in the students’ accounts to cover their students’ meals. To help remind parents, Seeley Lake Elementary sends home an initial notice to parents via their student/s notifying them the account is getting low. If no funds are received, a follow-up letter is mailed to parents indicating their students’ meal account is nearing zero balance and that additional funds must be deposited in the meal account immediately. In the event there are insufficient funds for a regular meal, Seeley Lake Elementary reserves the right to provide an alternative meal. The District also reserves the right to use any means necessary to collect meal account debt, including collections services.
Adult guests – We strongly encourage parents/guardians to check-in and attend lunch as a guest.
EDUCATION OF HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education and comparable services as provided to other children residing in the District. Information regarding the District’s Homeless program is available upon request to the administrative office, Attn: Josh Gibbs, Superintendent
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
The District’s student record policies comply fully with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) of 1974, as amended. The District’s annual FERPA notice can be found in your student handbook and is attached (see attached).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PROGRAMS
Parents of students identified with limited English proficiency should contact the school office for information regarding the district’s ELL (English Language Learner) program.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Seeley Lake Elementary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Title IX Coordinator:
PO Box 840 Seeley Lake, MT 59868
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (PPRA)
See attached document.
See attached document.
PARENTS’ RIGHT TO TEACHER QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
Under the current Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, school districts must annually notice parents’ right to teacher qualification information.
School districts receiving Title I funds must notify all parents of children attending Title I schools that they may request information about the qualifications of their children’s teachers and paraprofessionals. Further, individual schools receiving Title I funds will notify parents of children being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not “highly qualified”. The law states that parents have the right to request the following information on the professional qualifications of their children’s teachers:
Whether the teacher has met state qualification and has a license for the grade level and the subject areas he/she teaches;
Whether the teacher has an emergency or provisional license;
What degrees the teacher holds and the field of discipline of his/her certification or degree; and
Whether the child is being provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please call the District office at (406) 677-2265 for assistance.