Student & Parent Handbook

Campus Procedures

Student Privacy

Media

The Eastchester School District takes pictures and videos of students involved in school activities throughout the year for submission to local newspapers, for use in our own publications, and for the District’s Cable Channel 78. Information released with these pictures may include: student’s name, grade in school, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and awards. If for any reason you do not want to have your child included in pictures used in any of the district’s publications, other media, or on Cable Channel 78, you must indicate this in writing to your child’s building principal before the first Friday of the school year.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Federal law protects the privacy of student education records. The high school does not disclose directory information (student name, address, telephone number, date of birth) to organizations or companies for purposes of solicitation or fundraising. Part of federal legislation known as “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) requires schools to provide directory information to military recruiters. Should you wish to have your child’s name (a junior or senior) deleted from that list, you must notify the high school office at extension 4221 before the first Friday of the school year.

Student Searches

School lockers, desks, and other such equipment are the property of the school district and as such may be opened and subject to inspection from time to time by school officials.

Under special circumstances, school officials may search students. This is particularly true if there is reasonable suspicion that a student possesses illegal matter.

Lockers

Students are required to use only the locker assigned to them. Money and valuables should not be kept in school lockers. Combinations to lockers should not be shared with friends.

If a locker should fail to work and needs repair, report the problem to the Attendance Office as soon as possible.

Lockers remain the property of the school, and the administration reserves the right to search any locker whenever necessary without the student’s permission.

Gym Lockers

All students should place a personal lock on gym lockers during physical education class or during sports events. No valuables should be kept in these lockers.