DGH community, on behalf of our school’s staff, I wanted to let everyone know that we are hoping to put together a holiday video which will be released on Friday, December 18. Due to Covid-19, individual classes (and our school) will be unable to have parents and family members in to view any kind of craft, song or dance that we would normally do at this time of the year.
Instead, our goal is to bring this activity to you! Many of our classes will be creating a performance which will be recorded. All of the participating classes’ performances will be put together into a video which will be released to our community.
Please be aware that the video will be posted out to social media (e.g., potentially YouTube, a link off of our school’s social media accounts, and/or perhaps other public sharing methods). There is simply no way to share this video with just DGH families and not have it viewable by anyone else (i.e., the rest of the world).
Your child’s teacher may have already let you know this information. As well, your child’s teacher may have also let you know that in order for your child(ren) to participate in the video which will be posted, they will require the “pictures/video posted on social media” permission to be provided. The majority of our students do have this permission (it was provided when you registered your child for the TLDSB). However, some families have not given this permission (which is your family’s decision) and we respect this decision. Your child’s teacher may well reach out to these families to determine if you would like your child to participate in the video which will be posted (again, we will not pressure you to give your child permission to participate).
If you do not want your child to be recorded for the holiday video which will be posted to the internet (meaning: however the video is posted to the internet so our families can view it), they will participate in all of the practices leading up to the recording.
Our staff are excited about offering this opportunity to our students and families!