During the months of September and October, high schools will be holding Open Houses for parents. Also during these months, will be collecting contact information of students who do not hand in an opt out letter.
Attached to this email is a flyer informing students of their right to opt out - one in english and one in spanish. In the flyer is an opt out letter that parents or students can hand in to their school to ensure their privacy from the military. There is also information (in the english version) about the(ASVAB) which in actuality is a and is given in most Long Island high schools.
Please use this important flyer to hand out at your district's open house, the date of which can be found on the school calendar or by calling the high school. You can also find out the date the opt out letter is due by calling the school (usually the guidance office) and indicate this date on the flyer.
Help is also needed at highly recruited high schools on September 25th:
Wyandanch and Bay Shore at 7:00pm and/or 9:00pm, andat 6:30pm and/or 9:00pm. If you can assist others at any of these schools, please let me know.
Your help is appreciated very much in these days of deceiptful recruiting. Bush announced the return of 8,000 soldiers the day a mother of a soldier spoke at a Veterans For Peace meeting informing us her son was re-deployed that same day.
For everyone concerned about our children - here is something important you can do for them in the next few weeks.
This is the time of year when the new school calendar and packet of school information arrive in your mailbox. Somewhere in there might be a notice about "Release of Directory Information to the Military."
b) Some parents may feel uneasy writing a letter to the school, fearing that there might be repercussions.
Important Action You Can Take
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