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Student Opt out Form

Students in Rutherford County Schools often achieve amazing goals, produce fantastic work, and share their talents while at school. From time to time, pictures and videos may be taken of students by Rutherford County Schools for the purpose of showing off their work, awards, and achievements. Student art and creations may be displayed for the enjoyment of others. Examples could include, but are not limited to, Honor Roll being run in the paper, Student of the Month announcements, athletic achievement, and general district news.


You may opt out of having your child’s schoolwork to be displayed at the school or on school/district websites and online pages as well as your child's name and likeness to be released to the press, to be displayed at the school and/or placed on the school/district's website and online pages in relation to school activities, and in the school yearbook. If you would like to opt out, this form is in the Student Data Verification in the Skyward Family Access portal.

Federal law requires high schools to provide military recruits, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning access to directory information of high school juniors and seniors. Directory information is information contained in an educational record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. It includes, but is not limited to, the student's name, address, telephone listing, email address, photograph, date and place of birth, major fields of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (enrolled or inactive), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, diplomas, honors and awards, and most recent educational agency or institution attended.


If you would like to opt out of having your child’s information shared, this form is in the Student Data Verification in your Skyward Family Access portal.

Universal Screener

Universal Behavior Screening 


The universal behavior screening tool, called the SRSS - IE (Student Risk Screening Scale - Internalizing and Externalizing) is a checklist completed by a classroom teacher two to three times per year.  Students are not directly involved in the screening process. The screener is used by schools to determine overall behavior strengths and needs in the school.  Results may also be used in conjunction with other data to identify potential supports for students, such as mentoring, social skills groups, study skills, or other instructional supports to help them engage positively in learning.  You will be notified by the school if your child is provided with additional supports. Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions regarding this screening. You may opt out of including your child in this screening by completing the Student Data Verification in the Skyward Family Access Portal.