Directory Withholding

Form to request to withhold directory information for the 2021–2022 school year: English | Spanish

Schools provide directory information for public listings such as honor roll, awards, and other notices in the newspaper or on the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) website. A student’s name, address, and telephone number may also be released to organizations of any combination of parents/guardians, teachers, and students of a school. Unless you tell them not to, schools can release the information without your prior consent.

Teachers may also record virtual lessons for future viewing by students in the same class. If you do not want your student’s image and voice captured in such recordings, please indicate below.

Directory Information includes the following items: student’s and/or parent’s/guardian’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number; student’s date of birth; major field of study; grade level; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; degrees and awards received (including honor roll); most recent school attended; dates of attendance; photograph, or other likeness; the weight and height of members of athletic teams; and other similar information.

If you do not want your school to release your directory information, complete the information below and return this notice to your school by September 30, 2021.

Additional copies of this notice can be found on the MCPS website, and are available in Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, and Portuguese.

This form must be completed every year.

Your school will assume you agree to the release of the directory information, unless this form is returned by Friday, September 30, 2021.

If you need to change your decision at a later date, just contact your school directly.

If you enroll after September 30, 2021, you can complete this form at the time of enrollment.