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During the school Year, your child(ren) will be involved in a variety of school related activities consistent with the purpose of educating students in accordance with the Education Act.

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • School Yearbook
  • School Plays
  • Field Days/Athletic Functions
  • Science Fairs
  • Annual Report of the Director
  • School/Board Curriculum Presentations or Teaching Aids
  • School and Class Photographs
  • Public Speaking Contests
  • Education Week events
  • School/Board memorabilia

In addition, the public media organizations, upon notification, may be present to cover these events by photographing, audiotaping or videotaping students involved in the above-mentioned routine in-school activities.

If you wish your child to be excluded from photographing, audiotaping or videotaping, please notify the Principal of the school in writing as soon as possible. Otherwise the school will assume your consent.

A Special Event Student Release Form is required for the imaging or audio recording of a specific program or activities of the School/Board which are not considered part of the normal routine activities and which are to be shared outside of the jurisdiction of the School/Board.

Release forms will be sent home for students participating in these types of out-of-school/special Board-sponsored activities, or special projects, as they occur. A signed release is also required to include images or audio recordings on School/Board websites.

Consent will be obtained each year on the student profile sheets for elementary students and through the grade 8 to 9 and subsequent years' option sheets for secondary students.

These procedures are necessary to ensure the privacy of students in the school and for students within the jurisdiction of the Lambton Kent District School Board. This is also in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Adult students (over 18 years of age) are also requested to inform the Principal, in writing if they do not wish to be photographed, audiotaped or videotaped during the school year.