February 11, 2019
The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) has engaged a third-party vendor—JLS Mailing Services, Inc. to seek the names and home addresses of students attending public schools in many area districts. PVCICS Executive Director Richard Alcorn has sent me a request to provide the names and addresses of Northampton Public School students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten, grade 5 and grade 8.
Inquiries made to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) confirmed that we are required to turn this information over to the PVCICS vendor unless you request that your family’s information be withheld.
If you prefer that the district withhold your child’s name and address from the third party vendor and PVCICS, you will need to notify us no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. You may request to have your family’s information withheld by any of the following methods:
- Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the name of your child and the mailing address(es) to be withheld); or
- By telephone at (413) 587-1331 (anyone who answers will be able to remove your information from our submission to the vendor); or
- By completing the “Do Not Release” Google Form that has been placed on the District homepage (click the link above or fill out the embedded form below.)
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns.
John A. Provost, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools