Directory Information and Photos

Federal Law permits a school district to identify certain information as directory information that may be released publicly without the permission of the parent.  The North Kitsap School District identifies directory information as:  the student's name, photograph, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, diplomas and awards received and the most recent previous school attended. The actual residential addresses of participants in the state Address Confidentiality Program will not be available for release as directory information. Social Security numbers, student identification numbers (with authentication factors such as a secret password or personal identification number) or other personally identifiable information is not considered directory information.

Photos, videos, and information about students may be used in school and district newsletters, email, websites, social media sites or released to the news media, as there are many opportunities to recognize student accomplishments and activities throughout the year. Directory information or photos may be used for purposes such as publication of a student directory, school-related fund-raising (North Kitsap Schools Foundation, PTSAs), parent organization mailing lists, school yearbook, class photos, newspapers, commencement programs, and publishing honor rolls. Information will not be released for commercial purposes.

Parents who do not want directory information or photographic images released must submit an OPT-OUT request in writing to their student’s school office ANNUALLY—by September 15 each year. Click here to download a sample OPT-OUT letter.

If the school does not receive a written request by September 15, it will assume that there is no objection to releasing such information. 

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