Attention families: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that a school with certain exceptions obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a school may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary in accordance with school district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.
Parents who wish to opt their students out of directory information releases must complete an Opt-Out Form for each of their students, and must return each form to the school at which each student is enrolled by November 6, 2023.
Find more information, including the forms you need HERE.
Visit the District’s Office of Assessment Website
Helpful descriptions of each assessment, and why we administer them in our District.
We want to hear from you! Click here to access the Parent Survey.
Click here to visit the School District’s Resources for Families site: Resources for Families
Bullying and Harassment Policy
Bullying occurs when someone repeatedly, and on purpose, says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending themselves. Furness High School and the School District of Philadelphia are committed to protecting students and preventing all forms of harassment in order to maintain a welcoming and safe learning environment for all students and staff.
For more information on how to prevent and report bullying, please visit the School District’s Bullying and Harassment site: Bullying and Harassment Policy
Right to Know
Parents of students attending a school that receives Federal Title I money have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals who instruct their child. Please refer to the letters from the School District (below) for more information: