Academic and Career Exploration- Begining with the 2017-18 school year, schools are required by state law to inform parents of what academic and career planning services are available to their children, as well as offer parents multiple opportunities to participate in their children's academic and career planning. See the Arrowhead High School Counseling webpage for more information.  

Asbestos Notification- In accordance with federal legislation (AHERA) each school in the nation is required to complete a stringent inspection for asbestos and have a plan of management. Arrowhead Union High School District is up-to-date with this requirement. A copy of the asbestos management plan may be obtained from the Director of Buildings & Grounds by calling 262-369-3611 ext. 4109.

Attendance- In accordance with state law, all parents/guardians are responsible to have their children (between ages 6-18 years old) attend school full-time unless they have a legal excuse. (WI state stautue 118.15(1)(a) or Arrowhead School Board Policies 631-634

Child Nutrition Programs- Children and young adults need healthy meals to promote maximum learning potential.  Arrowhead High School offers health meals every school day. Students may qualify for free or reduced meal prices. Link to the food service website for more information and a free/reduced lunch application or contact:

Michael Owen
Director
(262) 369-3611 ext 4119
michael.owen@compass-usa.com

Homeless Children and Youths- The school district's designated liaison for homeless children and youths will ensure the educational rights for these poeple are disseminated where such children and youths receive services such as the schools and family shelters. Homeless children and youths, by law, must have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children residing in the school district and be provided with comparable services. Homeless children and youths cannot be required to attend a separate school or program for homeless children and must not be stigmatized by school personnel. (McKinney Vento Act). For more information regarding children who may qualify as homeless, please contact the Director of Student Services at 262-369-3611 ext. 4112.

Human Growth and Development Instruction- The Arrowhead Union High School District recognizes the family as a major forum for developmental experiences. In identifying its role, the district serves to reinforce that which is taught at home by providing learning experiences that can be used to make healthy life choices now and in the future. Per state law, parents who wish to exclude their child from portions, or all, of the human growth and development unit must convey their intentions in writing to their child’s teacher or the school principal. If you have questions regarding the Health/Human Growth and Development Curriculum, please contact the applicable teacher or the Director of Learning at 262-369-3611 ext. 4204

Meningococcal Disease Information- Public health authorities recommend that teenagers and college-bound students be immunized against a potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease, a type of meningitis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical organizations recommend routine meningococcal immunization for adolescents during the preadolescent doctor’s visit (11- to 12-year-olds), adolescents at high school entry (15-year-olds) if they have not previously been immunized, and for college freshmen living in dormitories. Meningococcal disease is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection that can cause severe swelling of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) or a serious blood infection (meningococcemia).  Meningococcal disease strikes up to 3,000 Americans each year; nearly 30 percent of these cases are among teenagers and college students. Immunization is the most effective way to prevent this very serious disease. A meningococcal vaccine is available for use among persons aged 11 to 55 years, which provides protection against four of the five types of bacteria that cause meningococcal disease.  To learn more about meningococcal disease, vaccine information, and public health resources visit the following web sites.

Nondiscrimination NoticeThe following non-discrimination statement applies to all aspects of policy, administration and any and all other activities engaged in by or associated with the Arrowhead School District: No person may be denied admission to this District or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational, or other program or activity because of the person's sex, race, religion, national origin (including Limited English Proficiency), ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap as required by state statute.

This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap), and Americans With Disabilities Act effective July 26, 1992. The Arrowhead School District shall not discriminate in admission to any school, class, program, or activity, school-sponsored food service programs, standards and rules of behavior, including pupil harassment, disciplinary actions, including suspensions and expulsions, acceptance and administration of gifts, bequests, scholarships and other aids, benefits and services to pupils from private agencies, organizations, or persons, or facilities usage on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin (including Limited English Proficiency), ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.

Notice of Suicide Prevention Resources- Per state law, each year schools must annually inform its professional staff of the resources avilable from the WI Department of Instruction and/or other resources regarding suicide prevention. Recognizing warning signs and how to respond are found in the resources through the WI DPI website

Special Education (Child Find) Activities-  The Arrowhead Union High School District must locate, identify, and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. The school district has a special education screening program to locate and screen all high school- aged children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated from high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by the Director of Student Services at 262-369-3611 ext. 4112. (Wis. Stats. §§ 115.77(1)(a) and (h), 115.77(3)(d), 115.792, 115.80) 

Student Achievement, Academic Growth, and School Performance Data- School districts receiving Title I funds are required to provide each parent information on the achievement level and academic growth of their child, if applicable and available, on state assessments. Further, parents have the right to request a school/school district performance report. To find this school performance data, please visit the WI Department of Public Instruction's WiseDash website. If you do not have internet access, please contact the school for a time and location to use a school computer for this purpose.  

Student Directory Data- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires school districts, with certain exceptions, to obtain parental written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a child’s education records. However, the district 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 school district to include this information in certain school publications. Examples could include such items as: a playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production; school yearbook; an honor roll or other recognition lists; graduation programs; and sports activity sheets, such as 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. Federal public law requires school districts to release student names, addresses and phone numbers to military recruiters upon their request. The law requires a school district to notify a student of his/her right to opt-out by requesting that the school district does not release information to military recruiters. Students have the right to request that private information is not released to military recruiters. Students/parents choosing to withhold private information from military recruiters should write a letter to the superintendent requesting the withholding of the information.  

In accordance with federal law, Arrowhead Union High School District  has designated the following information as directory information: *Student’s name *Address *Weight and height of members of athletic teams *Dates of Attendance *Electronic mail address Photograph *Degrees, honors, and awards received *Grade level *The most recent educational agency or institution attended *Telephone listing *Participation in officially recognized activities and sports *Date and place of birth

Student Elector Registration- Per state law, principals of every high school shall communicate elector registration information to students. In a democratic society, the voice of the people is heard through the election process. Young adults, like all citizens should take this responsibility seriously in registering to vote and voting on election days.  Information regarding voter registration may be obtained through the city/village clerk's office in your local municipality. 

Student Privacy- Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment- The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) applies to programs that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). PPRA is intended to protect the rights of parents and students in two ways:

  • It seeks to ensure that schools and contractors make instructional materials available for inspection by parents if those materials will be used in connection with an ED-funded survey, analysis, or evaluation in which their children participate; and
  • It seeks to ensure that schools and contractors obtain written parental consent before minor students are required to participate in any ED-funded survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning:

1. Political affiliations;

2. Mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student and his/her family;

3. Sex behavior and attitudes;

4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;

5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;

6. Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;

7. religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parents; or

8. income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).

Parents or students who believe their rights under PPRA may have been violated may file a complaint with ED by writing the Family Policy Compliance Office. Complaints must contain specific allegations of fact giving reasonable cause to believe that a violation of PPRA occurred. For additional information or technical assistance, you may call (202) 260-3887 (voice) or contact the following address: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

Student Records- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)- FERPA gives parents/guardians and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records (34 CFR 99.10) within 45 days of the date the school receives a request for access. The school will notify the parent or the “eligible student” of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  • The right to submit a written request for an amendment of the student’s education records (34 CFR 99.20, 99.21, and 99.22) that the parent or student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records except as specified by law (34 CFR 99.30 and 99.31)
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirement of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave, SW Washington, DC 20202- 4605

These rights transfer to the student when he or she turns 18 years of age or enters a postsecondary educational institution at any age (“eligible student”).

Student Religious Accomondations- Students shall be provided reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examination and academic requirements. See the district's nondiscrimination statement and School Board Policy 670 for more information.  

Title I Programs- Teacher/Paraprofessional Qualifications-  Since the Arrowhead Union High School District receives federal Title I program funds, parents are afforded the opportunity for special notifications and involvement. It is the desire of the district to establish positive partnerships with families and community. Everyone gains if school, home and community work together to promote high acheivement for all students. To that end, the District shall provide a variety of opportunities for families and community to become involved in children’s education.

Additionally, parents and/or guardians may request and obtain information regarding: (1) the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers including – whether the teachers has met state licensing criteria for the grade level(s) and subject area(s) taught; whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status through which state licensing criteria has been waived; and the undergraduate degree major of the teacher, and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; (2) the professional qualifications of paraprofessionals providing instructional-related services to their child. Parents will be notified if their child is assigned to, or taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not “highly qualified”. This applies to all teachers, not just those who work in Title I programs. Parents will be given information on the achievement level of their child on each of the state academic assessments as soon as is practicably possible after the assessment is taken. If you want to see the state qualification for your student’s teacher, you may ask personnel at the Board of Education office or access the information on the DPI webpage regarding educator licensing.

Website Accessibility 

It is the intent of Arrowhead Union High School that the information on its website is accessible by all individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 along with accompanying statutory regulations. 

If you are having difficulty accessing information on our website due to a disability, please contact us at smith@arrowheadschools.org and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information, including name, email address and phone number so that we may accommodate your needs.