National Student Clearinghouse

National Student Clearinghouse

June 2019

NOTICE to OPT OUT of NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE INFORMATION SHARING

Dear OPRFHS Graduate,

Oak Park and River Forest High School has a partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) that allows us to learn about our graduates’ post-high school education. Drawing from a student database from over 3,300 partner colleges and universities, NSC can tell us about our graduates’ enrollment in colleges and universities and what number/percent earn degrees. We use the information to evaluate how well we are preparing students who go on to attend two- and four-year colleges and to improve our programs for the benefit of our current and future students.

In order to get the information, we seek from NSC, we must first give them basic directory information about our graduates. This information will be limited to first and last name, date of birth, and high school graduation date. NSC uses comprehensive measures for maintaining data security, complies with all FERPA regulations (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), and does not sell graduates’ information to other parties or otherwise provide the information outside of the terms of our agreement with them.

If you want to OPT OUT of the information sharing with the National Student Clearinghouse, you must follow these directions:

  1. On or before July 6, 2019, use the following link to reach the on-line opt-out survey: https://tinyurl.com/OPRFOptOut
  2. Complete the survey by providing your school ID#, name, and date of high school graduation.
  3. You must CLICK THE BUTTON indicating you want to OPT OUT.

Alternately, you may opt out by completing the enclosed form and returning it to OPRFHS no later than July 6, 2019.

  • You may put the completed form in an envelope addressed to:

Oak Park and River Forest High School

C/O Mrs. Mayra Delgado

201 N. Scoville Ave.

Oak Park, IL 60302

  • You may fax the completed form to OPRFHS at 708.434.3517, Attn: Mayra Delgado.
  • You may scan and email the completed form to mdelgado@oprfhs.org.
  • You may drop the completed form off in Room 225 at the high school.

In compliance with the Family Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA), the decision to opt out and all other rights over student records transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.[1]  If you are 18 or attend a school beyond the high school level, you must complete the opt-out on your own behalf.  OPRFHS can not accept opt-out requests submitted by parents for students who are already 18 or who attend school beyond the high school level.

Unless you complete the online survey or complete and return the enclosed form on or before July 6, 2018, OPRFHS will provide your name, date of birth, and high school graduation date to the National Student Clearinghouse.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding our partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse.

[1] 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99. Information is available online at the federal government’s FERPA website: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html