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What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children's education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child's education records and to request changes under limited circumstances.

New Roots Charter School uses SchoolMessenger as our emergency notification system to communicate with our students and families. The contact information in SchoolMessenger is pulled from our student information system, SchoolTool. Therefore, if you would like create or update your SchoolMessenger contact information please send an email to or contact us at 607-882-9220.

Below you will find important forms that you may download and print out to be submitted to New Roots. If you are unable to find a form that you need, please feel free to contact us at 607-882-9220 or via e-mail at