Oakwood Schools frequently has the opportunity to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students. Whether its receiving an award, participating in classroom projects, performing in fine arts programs or on the playing field, or taking part in other worthwhile activities, we want to recognize and promote our students.
This recognition may appear on District websites, in print publications and on District-controlled social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. This recognition may include photos of students as well as their names and teachers’ names, in some instances. It may also include pictures or other representations of students’ artistic work, including visual and written pieces.
We also occasionally have members of the professional media visiting our buildings to cover events and unique approaches to education our staff is able to offer our students. Media access to students does not happen within our schools without District knowledge and supervision. We do not provide direct access to students when the media is covering topics that might be considered controversial without parental permission.
Default consent and release for this type of recognition is granted to the District. However, we know there may be parents who prefer their children not be included in such photographs and recognition. Action is only required by parents who wish to DENY this consent.
We require those parents to inform us, in writing, of their desire to have their children excluded from District-managed recognition by completing the Request to Revoke Consent form found on the District website (oakwoodschools.org) or obtained from any school office. Completed forms must be returned to your child’s school by Sept. 1 each fall to ensure we have a current list of students whose activities the district SHOULD NOT publicly acknowledge on the website, on social media or in other public forums. Again, action is only required by parents who wish to DENY this consent.