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Annual Notices

Annual Education Report

The Michigan Department of Education requires all schools to publish an annual report to inform the residents about the status of their schools. This report provides detailed information on student assessment results, Adequate Yearly Progress results, teacher qualification information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. You can view Cedar Springs Public Schools’ Annual Education Report by vising our website at www.csredhawks.org or you may review a copy in any building offices.

Asbestos Management Plan Available for Review by Parents, Teachers and Employees

Our school district has conducted an extensive asbestos survey of all of our buildings. Based on the findings of these inspections, a comprehensive management plan was drafted. This plan details the response actions that the district will be taking regarding asbestos containing materials found in our buildings. This plan is available for inspection at our office without cost or restriction during normal business hours. If you desire to have a personal copy, please notify the main administrative office and it will be supplied to you within five (5) working days at a cost of 30 cents per page. We have endeavored to make our schools a safe place in which students can learn. Our procedures for dealing with this problem reflect that concern. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

Military and Directory Information Notice

DIRECTORY INFORMATION NOTICE shall be provided annually to students and their parents: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Cedar Springs Public Schools, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Cedar Springs Public Schools may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Cedar Springs Public Schools to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include: A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production; the annual yearbook; Honor roll or other recognition lists; Graduation programs; and Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members. 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 local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide 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.(1) If you do not want Cedar Springs Public Schools to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by 9/30/2020.

Cedar Springs Public Schools has designated the following information as directory information: [Note: an LEA may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below.] Student’s name, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, address, telephone, listing weight and height of members of athletic teams, electronic mail address, photograph, degrees, honors, and awards received, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, the most recent educational agency. If you want to opt your student out of military recruiters ONLY please designate that in a letter or email to sheri.whipple@csredhawks.org

Pesticide Advisory to Parents

CSPS has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program. Inherent with this are efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, this program does not rely on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. We use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent the pests from becoming a problem.

As required by Michigan law, you will receive advanced notice of non-emergency application of a pesticide (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide), other than bait or gel formulation, which is made to the school, school grounds, or buildings. This advance notice of a pesticide application will be given 48 hours before the

1.) Posting at the primary entrances to your child’s school. The entrances that will be posted are the main entrance and those that have a sidewalk that leads directly to a parking lot.

2.) Posting in the common area located by the main office of the school.

You may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request by contacting Ken Simon, Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations, (616) 696-1204 ext. 1010.

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