Deer Lakes

School District

Communicaton at Deer Lakes

The Public Relations Department seeks to serve, inform and promote the district, its students and staff.

To meet these objectives, the Public Relations department responds to media requests and photographs school events. The Public Relations Department also manages crisis communications, coordinates volunteers and helps to update the district's website.

The Deer Lakes School District hosts a number of annual events throughout the year and are always looking to involve our community. Some of these events include the Monthly School Board Agenda and Voting Meetings and the Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with any of these events and wish to speak with us, contact us at 724.265.5300 Ext. 2131.

Use of Student and Staff Images

Our students, educational programs, school events, and community-oriented activities are sometimes made the subject of recording by video, audio, photography, and the like for use as instructional and informational tools. Since the schools are public buildings, students are frequently the subject of video and audio recording, interviewing, and/or photographing. In addition, our students’ work is sometimes published in print and/or the electronic media. The district will allow students to be recorded, interviewed, and/or photographed and students’ work to be published for legitimate public purposes.

Throughout the school year, your son or daughter may be recorded, interviewed, and/or photographed by representatives from newspapers, television stations, and radio stations, as well as district communications office personnel or their designees and these items may be publicly displayed. Students and their work and photographs may also appear in print media and/or electronically on places such as public websites, social media, and through broadcasts.

If you object to such publication, you must file a written objection with the district's central administrative offices. The district will not deliberately include your child in any outgoing promotional efforts if you have filed a written objection. The district will also make a reasonable effort to avoid publication by any third party. However, is understood that the district certainly has no control over the news media or other vendors outside of the school organization. Student participation in school activities, especially athletics and other competitive events, increases the likelihood of publication of stories and images of those students.

Please address written objections to your child's school principal.  If you have filed a written objection in the past, you still must file a new letter of objection at the start of each new school year. All written objections must be filed with the district’s communications office by no later than the first day of school.  Should you not file a written objection, your silence will serve as implied consent.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this procedure, please contact the school district communications office at 724.265.5300 Ext. 2131.


Shawn Annarelli Headshot

Shawn Annarelli
Public Relations Coordinator

163 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: 724.265.5300 Ext. 2131
Fax: 724.265.3970

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Connect with Us!

There are a number of ways in which you can connect with us via social media.
Visit the district's Facebook page and "Like" us! Follow us on Twitter to receive information on district updates. There are also videos on YouTube where we have a variety of educational videos, news updates and events.
Facebook users can receive Deer Lakes School District information in their News Feed by logging on to Facebook, searching Deer Lakes SD, and clicking Like. Information regarding district and community events, news articles, photos, videos and other information is posted daily. Join our many Facebook followers!
Follow Deer Lakes School District on Twitter by visiting @deerlakessd.
Follow Deer Lakes School District on Instagram @deer_lakes.
Deer Lakes posts videos of various events and activities that occur throughout the school year.