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Published by the Webster-Kirkwood Times PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

The Webster Groves School District is required to inform parents of information they have a right to know, according to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110).

Upon a parent’s request, the district must provide, in a timely manner, the following information: • Whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

• Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provi- sional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

• Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

• What baccalaureate degree major the teacher has and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification.

In addition to the information that parents can request, the district must provide to each parent: • Information on the achievement level of the parent’s child in each of the state academic assessments as required under this part.

• Timely notice that the child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

PARENT RIGHTS ON STUDENT SURVEYS AND EXAMS The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, a federal law,

affords parents certain rights relative to collecting and using infor- mation for marketing purposes as well as conducting certain surveys and physical exams of students by the School District. Parents must consent prior to the district conducting student surveys regarding certain “protected areas” if any federal funding is used to conduct such survey, and parents must receive notice and an opportunity to opt out of any other such survey, regard-


less of funding source. Parents must also receive notice and an opportunity to opt out of any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening, with limited exceptions, or any activities involving collection, disclosure or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing, selling or otherwise distrib- uting such information to others. For more information on these parental rights, please see Policy JHDA which has been adopted by the Board of Education of the Webster Groves School District.

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PROCESS New elementary students enroll at their home schools. If you are

uncertain which school is your home school, please call the central office at 314-961-1233 or any elementary school. Incoming kindergartners should be five years old before Aug. 1 of

the year they are enrolling. Sixth grade students enroll at Steger Sixth Grade Center, 701 N. Rock Hill Road; seventh and eighth grade stu- dents enroll at Hixson Middle School, 630 S. Elm Ave. and students in grades 9 - 12 enroll at Webster Groves High School, 100 Selma Ave. The documents required for enrolling include two of the following: • Real estate deed • Lease agreement • Personal property tax receipt • Utility bill • Voter registration card • Driver’s license • Occupancy permit

In addition, you must bring a copy of the student’s birth certificate,

social security card and a copy of the student’s health information and immunization record, as required by the state of Missouri. The follow- ing immunizations must be up to date: DPT, DT, oral polio, MMR, measles, mumps, German measles, hepatitis B, HIB and TBC test. Parents or guardians of entering students must complete an appli-

cation for admission, which should be notarized. The district provides a notary at the central office, 400 E. Lockwood Ave.



101 W. Lockwood • 314-963-1976

200 S. Central • 314-727-1908 Webster Groves


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