Opt-Out and Consent Forms
Connect-ED® Messages Opt-Out Request
Parents who do not want to receive Connect-ED ® messages from Guilford CountySchools may "opt-out" of the program by sending an e-mail to ConnectEdoptout@gcsnc.com. The e-mail must contain the following information:
Within approximately five working days of receiving this request via e-mail or in writing via standard letter (mail to GCS, Attn. District Relations, 712 North Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401) GCS will not contact parents/guardians via the Connect-ED® messaging service for any outreach school messages, attendance issues or time-sensitivesituations that may arise.
Outreach messages include, but are not limited to, information regarding medical issues, report cards, schedule changes, picture day, upcoming exams, Open House, scholarships and other special events. Attendance calls report daily absences, including period attendance. Time-sensitive calls include, but are not limited to, information regarding school lockdowns, school cancellations and/or delays due to weather, intruders on campus and evacuations. Please note that many early dismissal and school cancellations due to inclement weather are also sent as a Community Outreach message since emergency notifications go to up tosix phone numbers or contact points per person.
GCS Military Opt-Out Request
The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation requires that school districts provide military recruiters with secondary school student names and home contact information for recruitment purposes. The legislation also provides parents the option of requesting that a student's name, address and telephone number not be shared with military recruiters.
Parents and students who choose this option should inform the school in writing within 30 days of the start of school each year that information on their student(s) should not be given to military recruiters.
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At various times during the school year, school representatives, Guilford County Schools (GCS), partners/vendors of GCS and a variety of media outlets request permission to film, video tape and photograph in our schools. They subsequently publish, broadcast or use these materials, which often include images and depictions of students, as well as student work products.
If you consent and grant permission for your child's likeness or work products to be used/featured by your school, GCS/its partners or electronic/media, please download the forms below.
Parent Consent - Elementary School - Spanish
Parent Consent - Middle and High School - Spanish