Annual Notifications

Welcome from the Superintendent 

Please let me welcome everyone to our wonderful school district for the 2017/18 school year. Our school district’s Vision Statement "Learning for Life – Building Partnerships for Success" is the cornerstone for our educational programs as well as the relationships that are fostered among all stakeholders. As we strive for educational excellence, we encourage a sense of open communication and trust. To that end, we invite all parents to contact any of our staff should they have any concerns about their child’s education. It is through open communication that concerns are addressed and partnerships are strengthened. Strong partnerships among students, parents and educators form the positive relationships that are critical to student success in school. Once again, welcome back and have a great school year! 

 

Dr. Daniel J. Coles 

Superintendent of Schools 



Notice to Parents Regarding the Publication of Student Name and Photograph on District Website and/or Social Media 

Annual Parent Opt-Out Notice

Parents who prefer to exercise their right to have their child opt out from the use of their picture or name posted on the school or district website or on social media should notify their building principal in writing at the start of the school year of their wish to do so. 


Notice to Parents Regarding Acceptable Use of District 118 Electronic Networks 

Annual Parent Opt-Out Notice 

Parents who prefer to exercise their right to have their child opt-out from using the district’s Electronic Network (i.e. computer labs, internet accessibility, library information system, etc.) must notify their building principal in writing at the start of the school year of their wish to do so. The Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks Administrative Procedure may be found in your child’s parent/student handbook 2017/18. Questions regarding the Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks may be directed to your child’s school. 


Notice to Parents Regarding Directory Information 

Annual Parent Opt-Out Notice 

The law and District Policy designate certain information as “Directory Information.” Directory information includes the student’s name, address, telephone listing, gender, grade level, birth date and birth place, parent’s names and addresses, academic awards, degrees and honors received, information relating to school-sponsored activities, organizations and athletics, major field of study, period of attendance in the school, the height and weight of members of athletic teams, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. This information may be released to the general public, unless a parent informs the District within ten (10) days of this Notice that information concerning his or her child should not be released, or that the parent desires that some or all of this information not be designated as directory information. Please contact your building principal with any questions concerning this notice. 

 

Notice to Parents Regarding Military Recruitment 

Annual Parent Opt-Out Notice 

A recent change in Federal Law gives military recruiters the same access to high school student directory information as businesses and college recruiters. Parents may choose to opt-out of this Federal requirement by notifying the building principal in writing that they do not wish to have this student information shared with military recruiters. Please contact the high school building principal at 526-6611, ext. 1005 with any questions concerning this notice. 


Notice Of Non-Discrimination 

It is the policy of Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 not to discriminate on the basis of color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, status of being homeless, order of protection status, actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy, with respect to its educational programs, enrollments, activities or employment policy. This policy of non-discrimination is in compliance with Titles IX and VI and Section 504. 


Inquiries concerning compliance may be directed to the Principal, insert address, insert phone number at _________ School, or to Mr. Cameron Willis, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, and/or Mrs. Valerie Donnan, Complaint Manager, 555 North Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084, (847) 526-7690, or the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C. 


Notice of Prohibition Against Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment 

Bullying, intimidation, and harassment are not acceptable in any form and will not be tolerated at school or any school related activity. The School District will protect students against retaliation for reporting incidents of bullying, intimidation, or harassment, and will take disciplinary action against any student who participates in such conduct.


Board of Education Policies Pertaining to these notices may be selected below: