Dear Parent or Guardian:

State of Michigan law requires that schools and day care centers that may apply pesticides on school or day care property must provide an annual advisory to parents or guardians of students attending the facility.

Please be advised that the Wakefield-Marenisco school utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize sanitation, pest exclusion, and biological controls. One of the objectives of using an IPM approach is to reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications of pesticides. However, certain situations may require the need for pesticides to be utilized.

As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide, other than a bait or gel formulation, that is made to the school or day care grounds or buildings during this school year. Please note that notification is not given for the use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants or anti-microbial cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any such application.

Advance notification of pesticide applications, other than a bait or gel formulation, will be given by at least 2 methods. The first method will be by posting at the main entrance to the school, which is located at 715 Putnam. The second method will be by the method(s) checked below:

Posting in a public, common area of the school or day care center, other than an entrance. We will post in the ___________________________________________________________.


A telephone call by which direct contact is made with a parent or guardian of a student of the school / day-are center or a message is recorded on an answering machine.

Providing the students of the school or children of the day-care center with a written notice to be delivered to their parents or guardians.

X Posting information on the school or day-care center’s web site.

Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school or day care center are entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the pesticide application, if they so request. If you prefer to receive the notification by first class mail, please complete the attached form and return it to our office.

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Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request.

State law requires that any student enrolling in a Michigan school for the first time must show proof of immunization against the following diseases: hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella and mumps, or provide a statement that there is a religious or other objection to the immunization. New enrollees, including kindergartners, will not be allowed to attend without the required immunizations or waiver.

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In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is the policy of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status be illegally excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination during any program, activity or service or in employment.

In accordance with Federal regulations, Wakefield-Marenisco District has appointed Superintendent Catherine Shamion as the Title VI, Title IX, Section 504/ADA, and Age Discrimination Coordinator. Any questions, suggestions or complaints regarding a possible or perceived violation of this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to this administrator, who is responsible for administering the nondiscrimination grievance procedure.

Wakefield-Marenisco School District

715 Putnam
Wakefield, MI 49968

To Parents of Wakefield-Marenisco Students:

The Wakefield-Marenisco School District and the Michigan Department of Education want to inform parents of all students in our school or in any school in the state of Michigan that you, as parents, have the right to inquire about the certifications and highly qualified status of your student(s)’ teachers.

If you have any questions or wish to inquire about any of the W-M teachers, please contact the Superintendent of the Wakefield-Marenisco School.

Thank you.

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to their student’s education records. These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education record within 45 days of the day the District receives a request to access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the administrator a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the parent or eligible students believe are inaccurate. Parents or eligible students may ask the district to amend a record they believe is inaccurate. They should write the Superintendent, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the amendment requested. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of a right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement personnel); a person serving on the Board of Education; a person or company with whom the school has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a school official, in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the District discloses educational records without consent to an official of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Complaints may be filed at:
    Family Office Complaince Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20201-4605

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that the Wakefield-Marenisco School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, the Wakefield-Marenisco School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District in writing to the contrary. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Wakefield-Marenisco School District to include this type of information from your child’s educational records in certain school publications. Examples include:

  • a playbill or program, showing your student’s role in a drama production or concert
  • the annual yearbook
  • honor roll or other recognition lists
  • graduation programs
  • and sports activity sheets, such as for football, showing weight and height of team members

Directory information 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 school districts 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 school district in writing that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. If you do not want the Wakefield-Marenisco School District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without prior written consent, you must notify the Superintendent in writing by October 30, 2015.

The Wakefield-Marenisco School District has designated the following information as directory information:

  • a student’s name
  • address
  • telephone listing
  • picture
  • major field of study
  • date and place of birth
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • dates of attendance
  • degrees and awards received
  • most previous school attended
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