The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA), is the federal law governing individuals’ access to student records. The guiding principle of FERPA is that education records are private and that students have the right to limit their disclosure to third parties. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.
Your student is able to add parent/guardian names and contact information to their FERPA form that is located in their student portal.
For more information: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html