Unless objection to any of the specific items in the following “Directory Information” is submitted in writing by parents, legal guardians, or by those students over the age of 18 years, the Elwood School District herewith gives notice of intention to provide, release or publish in the district newsletter or bulletin, school or student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks or other publications, on the School District website (including any School District operated social media accounts), daily or weekly newspapers, athletic programs, musical, theatrical or award programs, news releases, videos and school-related organizations any or all of the following directory information pertaining to students as may be appropriate under the circumstances: the student’s name, the student’s ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used by the student for purposes of assessing or communicating in electronic systems (only if the ID cannot be used to gain access to education records except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the student’s identity), address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in school activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, grade level, student’s photograph and enrollment status.

Under the regulations of this act, parents, guardians or students over the age of 18 who do not desire the release of any of the above directory information must make a specific request in writing to the superintendent by October 9th. Failure to make such a request shall be deemed consent to release, provide or publish the directory information during the 2015-2016 school year without prior approval of the parents, legal guardians or students over the age of 18 for the release.