Parents who would like directory information about their student to be kept confidential should send their requests in writing to their high school principal. Directory information includes name and address, gender, grade level, birth date, and birthplace; parents’ names and addresses; academic awards or honors; information relating to school-sponsored activities, organizations, and athletics; and period of high school attendance. Unless prohibited in writing, directory information will be provided on request. Most requests come from colleges, universities, armed forces, and area employers. High School District 211 also maintains permanent and temporary records for each student, which remain confidential at all times. These records are kept in compliance with federal and state regulations.