In order to use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, you will need to obtain a user ID from the district.
Click Here to email or call the Elementary office at 605.745.4149 to make the request.
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL:
Click Here to email the High School office or call 605.745.4146 to make the request.
PARENT PORTAL LOG IN ISSUES:
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Parents: If you are not receiving our School Reach announcements and would like to have your number added to the list, please contact us at 605.745.4146. Also, If your child’s contact numbers have changed; i.e. address, home phone or cell phone, please be sure to contact us.
⇑ Notice of Disclosure of Directory
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the Hot Springs School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s educational records. However, the Hot Springs School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District in writing to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the School district to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include the annual, honor roll, recognition lists, sports activity sheets, and playbills. Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require that local education agencies to provide to military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories – names, addresses, and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. South Dakota laws also require the release of names, addresses, and grade levels to the Board of Regents. If you do not want the Hot Springs School District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing prior to the beginning of the school term.
⇑ Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection, and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to: • Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)— I. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships; 6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers; 7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or 8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. •Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of— 1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding; 2. My non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and 3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others. •Inspect, upon request and before administration or use — I. Protected information surveys of students; 2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and 3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum. These rights transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law. Hot Springs Schools /has developed and adopted policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. Hot Springs Schools will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. Hot Springs Schools will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. Hot Springs Schools will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement: •Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution. •Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED. •Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above. Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
⇑ Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (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 right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Hot Springs School to amend a record should write the School principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate education interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has outsourced services or functions it would otherwise use its own employees to perform (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education order in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. [NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.] The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-8520
⇑ PPRA Notice and Consent/Opt-Out for Specific Activities
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232h, requires Hot Springs Schools to notify you and obtain consent or allow you to opt your child out of participating in certain school activities. These activities include a student survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight areas (“protected information surveys”): 1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships; 6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers; 7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or 8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing purposes (“marketing surveys”), and certain physical exams and screenings.
⇑ NOTICE OF NON DISCRIMINATION
In compliance with SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT and AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, the Hot Springs School District hereby provides the following public notice: Applicants for admissions and employment, students, parents, persons with disabilities, employees, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the Hot Springs School District are hereby notified that this school does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and act ivies. Any person having inquiries concerning the school’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 is directed to Superintendent of Schools who has been designated by the school to coordinate efforts to comply with the regulations regarding non-discrimination. The Hot Springs School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquires regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent, 1747 Lincoln Avenue, Hot Springs, SD 57747. 605-745-4145.
⇑ SPECIAL EDUCATION PUBLIC INFORMATION
The Hot Springs School District has the following documents available for review by parents of children with disabilities and to the general public: Comprehensive Plan for Special Education IDEA Federal Applications for Funds Special Education Accountability/Monitoring Final Report Applications, Evaluations, periodic program plan or reports relating to the federal programs including auditor’s reports, statements of assurance, budget, and grant materials
⇑ IDEA Regulation 300.212 – COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Hot Springs School District will make available to parents of children with disabilities and to the general public all documents relating to the district’s eligibility under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.