FERPA & NOTICE FOR STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Middleton School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, Middleton School District may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Middleton School District to include this type of information from your child's education records in certain school publications. Examples include:
• A playbill, showing your student's role in a drama production;
• The annual yearbook;
• Honor roll or other recognition lists;
• Graduation programs; and
• Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student's information disclosed without their prior written consent. (1)
If you do not want Middleton School District to disclose directory information from your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by September 30, 2014. Middleton School District has designated the following information as directory information:
• Student's name
• Telephone #
• Electronic mail address
• Date and place of birth
• Dates of attendance
• Grade level
• Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
• Degrees, honors, and awards received
• Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc. (A student's SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.)
August 2014 Patron Newsletter
The Middleton School District Patron Newsletter for August 2014 is now available on our Resource page. You can connect to our Resource page through the link below:
Please visit this page for information on student registration, supply lists, Food Service registration specials, fee schedules, school calendar, school start-dismissal times, etc.
Back Pack to School Assistance Program
Upon application approval, backpacks and supplies can be picked up on August 16 at the Summer Alive Festival held at Hawthorn Park from Noon - 4:00pm OR August 17 at Canyon Springs Christian Church from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
Proof of registration within the Middleton School District is required for pick up.
A registration receipt or class schedule is acceptable proof.
All fields are required. Up to four (4) students can be included on this form. Backpack to School Assistance Application
Your information on this form will be kept private and will not be shared with any third parties or anyone outside of the volunteers for this program; it is only for the purpose of making sure your child's needs are fulfilled as accurately as possible.
The Back-Pack to School Assistance Program is made possible by volunteers and community donations and support.
Online Registration for Existing Students Begins July 1st
All students of the Middleton School District need to register for school during the summer. Thanks to Family Access in Skyward, parents are able to register their children online and avoid the lines and their time restraints in August. Parents can update personal contact information (address, phone numbers, emergency contacts) mark permissions for field trips, publication and fluoride treatments, as well as pay registration fees. For Skyward Family Access support you may email FamilyAccess@msd134.org. To register log into:
Processing fees will be waived for online payments during the month of July.
New Student Centralized Registration for All Schools
August 12, 2014 @ Middleton Middle School
Any new students to Middleton Schools and any family needing assistance with internet access should attend centralized registration. Centralized registration for K-12 (all schools) will be held at the Middleton Middle School, 511 West Main Street on August 12th (9 am-12 pm, 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm).
Please bring the following information when you and your student come to register:
1) Certified Birth Certificate (original),
2) Immunization Records and
3) Proof of Residency (a current utility bill, which includes a current address, or a notarized document that a home site has been purchased –the loan has closed- and construction has begun on the respective home within the Middleton School District boundaries).
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Richard H. Bauscher
The Middleton School District is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication with you, our parents and guardians. This program will allow the District and Schools to deliver emergency notifications and other important information to you through email, phone calls and/or text messaging. This service is not intended to replace our existing means of communication through Skyward, emails and letters – rather it will enhance them.
In order to receive these notifications in the format that will reach you immediately, we ask that you log into
and mark the method(s), in which you desire to be notified: email, phone call and/or text. The video link below will walk you through the process of marking the methods that you desire:
Please note, although our District does not charge you for this service, we cannot pay for text message charges (that may be incurred by you) for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for a possible charge(s).
If you have any questions, are a first time user for Family Access or need to know your log in information, please contact your student's school secretary.
Rich Bauscher, Superintendent