Required Annual Notices and Information

  • Military Opt-Out Forms Available: For parents/guardians who do not want their child’s

    directory data released to military branches, a “Military Opt-Out Form” can be downloaded here. This option is available as a part of the No Child Left Behind legislation. For the complete policy on Student Records, please go to the district webpage at www.pointschools.netBoard/School Board/Policies/347.

     

     

    Image Opt-Out: The District may photograph, videotape and record audio files of students and their accomplishments for presentations in newsletters, web pages and/or the District’s social media channels. Occasionally, the media, either television and/or newspaper, will feature activities of individual students or groups of students who have excelled at a particular activity, and along with the story, will want to videotape and/or photograph students.

     

    The District is proud of the tremendous accomplishments of our students, your children, and looks forward to sharing their successes with the larger community; however, we are also sensitive to the fact that for reasons unique to each family, it may not be wise for pictures of students to appear in any media.

     

    If you do NOT want your student’s image (video, photo, and/or audio) to be displayed, please send a letter stating the same to the Superintendent’s Office in writing by September 15, 2023:

     

    Superintendent’s Office

    Bliss Educational Services Center 1900 Polk Street

    Stevens Point, WI 54481

     

    Please be advised that this notice is only intended to address consent related to photographing, filming and/or videotaping conducted by the District, its officers, employees, agents, and/or representative. This non- permission will be in effect until revoked in writing by the parent/guardian.

     

    Additionally, please inform your student of your desire so that they may assist us in fulfilling your request. Be aware that if a student is involved in a high profile activity, or is a public figure by choice (such as athletics or student council), it is likely he/she will be photographed and/or videotaped. Also, because the school and grounds are relatively public places, we cannot guarantee that your student’s image will never appear as part of an incidental crowd photo or video. For more information, please reference Board Policy.

     

    We value your family’s right to privacy and look forward to communicating the accomplishments of students in the upcoming year.

     

    Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, & Anti-Bullying: The district is committed to maintaining a policy of non-discrimination in all aspects of the district’s operations. Acts of discrimination will not be tolerated. The district is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from any form of harassment, including, but not limited to bullying and sexual harassment. The district is committed to maintaining a policy of equal opportunity for students in curricular, co-curricular, student services, and other programs operated by the district. The district is committed to maintaining a policy of equal opportunity in all personnel matters and procedures. It is the intent of the district to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law in making certain that discrimination, including bullying and harassment, does not exist in its policies, regulations, and operations.

     

    Non Discrimination: The Stevens Point Area Public School District shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, handicap or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in the educational programs or activities which it operates or in employment practices. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the district’s pupil services office by calling (715)345-5454.

     

    Sexual Harassment: It is the policy of the Stevens Point Area Public Schools/Ben Franklin to maintain an educational environment that is free of sexual harassment. To assist students in becoming aware of this policy, a shortened version, along with examples of unacceptable conduct, has been placed in their handbook and posted in each classroom. In addition, individuals have been designated to assist students in reporting violations of this policy. Please assist us in implementing this policy by reviewing it in your student’s assignment notebook, which is provided to your student on the first day of school. If you have any questions about the Sexual Harassment Policy or wish to obtain a copy of it, please contact the Main Office.

     

    Student Alcohol & Other Drug Use: In order to establish and maintain a drug free educational environment, students of the Stevens Point Area Public School District shall not knowingly possess, use, distribute, sell or be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and other mind altering chemicals as defined by Wisconsin Statutes and local laws while on school property or during school sponsored activities. Substances classified or presented as “look-alikes” shall be considered and responded to as if they were, in fact, the actual chemicals. Students violating this policy shall be disciplined in accordance with established procedures. Use of a drug authorized in accordance with a medical prescription from a registered physician for use during school hours shall not be considered a violation of this policy used in accordance with the physician's directions and by the individual for whom it was prescribed.

     

     

    Student Privacy: Activities involving collection, disclosure or use of personal information, for marketing or selling information. The administration of any survey containing information related to: political affiliations, mental and psychological problems, sex behavior, illegal, and anti-social, - see WI statue for completest .S.C. 1232(h)

     

    For complete policy notices, please go to: www.pointschools.net and click on the parents/guardian tab and select annual notices.