The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. You can access detailed information about these rights by clicking here.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Per Illinois state law (097-0910), "every school shall report to the State Board of Education by November 15, in the manner which that agency shall require, the number of children who have received the necessary immunizations and the health examination (other than a dental examination or eye examination) as required, indicating, of those who have not received the immunizations and examination as required, the number of children who are exempt from health examination and immunization requirements on religious or medical grounds." Parents may submit a request, in writing, to the Smithton school office for a copy of the annual report submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education.
Need information on immunizations, including flu shots? Please click here: http://www.health.co.st-clair.il.us/personal/innunizations/Pages/Immunizations.aspx
Need information about the meningococal disease and vaccine? Please click here: https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/
latchkey - cougar care
The school district provides after-school care for children through its "Cougar Care" program. Click here for more information about this program.
Erin's Law - Information and Resources
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notice
Understanding Teen Dating Violence
Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention Policy
Suicide and Depression Resources for Students and Families - The Trevor Project
Warning signs of child abuse and neglect, resources and prevention
Results of our 2017 water testing for lead are detailed in this letter to Smithton families on February 1. More information about lead in drinking water can be obtained from the U.S. EPA's website at www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/drinking-water-schools-and-childcare-facilities.