June Newsletter

June 2, 2014

 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s educational records. It applies to schools receiving funds through the U.S. Department of Education.  Once a student enters college or turns 18 years old, parental right under FERPA transfer to the student. Information from a student record is not shared unless written permission is given, or there is a health or safety emergency. Written release forms can be found in CCC’s Registrar’s office. The student must sign the form in the presence of CCC staff member.

Financial Aid – At this point, your Raven should have completed or be close to completing their financial aid packets. July 1st is the deadline for submitting the FAFSA AND any requested documents to complete your file and award. This will ensure that we have time to review your documents and award aid before classes begin in August. You may still submit documents after the July 1st deadline and request aid, however you may experience delays in processing.

Doctor’s visits, being ill and making sure your Red Raven has everything to stay healthy are all things that may be weighing heavy on your minds.

CCC has employed Nurse Melinda Carr for twenty years her office is located in the basement of the Student Services building on the west side of campus. She can provide strep throat tests, over the counter medications, sexual health information and can assist your Raven with scheduling a doctor’s appointment should they need one. She is available on campus from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. but can be flexible if needed.

There is a clinic near campus that does not require insurance called “The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas.” The Urgent Care facility located on 11th street does require insurance or a $100 fee. The doctor’s offices in Coffeyville all require proof of insurance, a co-pay or payment before being seen. The Emergency room will not refuse treatment but the cost can be high. I recommend that for non-emergency situations the Raven see our school nurse first.

The nurse recommends that all students have several vaccinations. These include meningitis, a TB skin test, Hepatitis B series, flu vaccine and tetanus or tetanus booster.

Something to think about is transferring your raven’s prescription medication to somewhere local or making sure that your child has enough dosages to last from August-December. There are several prescription shops close to campus and the Wal-Mart pharmacy.

Feel free to call Nurse Carr or the Student Success Center if you have any questions!