The Summit School at Nyack takes seriously its obligations to secure data systems and protect the privacy of students. The School is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will strengthen data privacy and security.
One of the most effective ways to improve teaching and learning is to collect and analyze data. It tells us if students are on track for graduation, college, and careers, or if they need additional help. It tells schools if their education programs are working. It helps state leaders make informed decisions based on facts, rather than anecdotes.
Information on Education Law § 2-d and Part 121 of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education can be found here:
The Summit School at Nyack’s procedures for the confidentiality of student records are consistent with federal statutes, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents, those acting in a parental relationship, or eligible students of The Summit School at Nyack are hereby notified that you have the following rights in relation to student records under FERPA and Board of Education Policy 7241:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy 7241
Photographs/videotapes of students and/or student work may be used occasionally in School and community publications. To opt out of this, you can select that option in the release form below.
FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:
The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office,
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-5920