Submitted by Lizzie Midyette
It’s no secret by now that this school year is unlike any other. I’m amazed at how well families and school communities are doing with adjusting to remote learning opportunities.
It’s also not a secret that I coordinate the DTSS yearbook. I cannot even begin to imagine how many photos I have taken since then. While it’s a history-making project I do off the side of my desk, so to speak, I am thankful for the students, staff, and community members who share their photos with me. To those wonderful folks, I couldn’t make our yearbook what it is without you; thank you!
This year presents a unique challenge: documenting self-isolation and how learning has changed this spring. I considered not including this chapter in DTSS history, but it is happening, and I want to reflect how it’s shaping our school year. I thought about how to represent this time, and wanted to shine a light on the positive aspects of family time, learning new things, and taking care of ourselves.
As I am unable to take photos of how self-isolation and new learning is happening for the DTSS community, I am asking for families and students a huge favour. I am asking for photos of students engaging in their favourite self-isolation activities, think baking, cooking, training animals, art, craft, workouts, training, etc. I am also looking for ideas on how DTSS students are taking on their remote learning? Are they curled up in a comfy chair with a novel? Are they at their desktop or laptop, coding and creating? Are their learning opportunities their self-isolation activities? What are our Chef Training students whipping up for dinner? What creative endeavors are our Art, Drama, and Band students up to?
Photos can be emailed to me at email@example.com during the month of April. I appreciate the opportunity to reach out to families; thank you to The Pioneer. It takes a community!