Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

selfidenlogoThe Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification Policy is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to self-identify First Nation, Métis or Inuit ancestry for their children. The process is voluntary and confidential. The data collected is reported as a whole and is used to develop programs to meet the needs of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.

The Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification Policy:
• Supports high levels of achievement for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students;
• Provides opportunities for self-identified students to access programming to meet their needs;
• Provides accurate data for educators to identify where gaps in achievement are, why those gaps exist and what is working or not working for Aboriginal students.

How to Self-Identify Your Children:
Self-Identification forms are available at your child’s school. The forms take seconds to complete and should be returned to the school. The school will treat them in a confidential and safe manner.

For more information, please see the Self Identification Brochure or contact Kathy McConnachie at 223-2316 or kathy.mcconnachie@kpdsb.on.ca

Dryden District Ringette Association Tournament

The Dryden District Ringette Association is holding its annual Ringette tournament on Feb. 19, 20 & 21, 2010.

This is a B Level Tournament and will have 4 divisions:
Novice 10 years and under
Tween 11 – 13 years old
Belle 14 – 18 years old
Open Division 19 years and older

Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.

The official rules of Ringette Canada will apply.

Cost of entry is $415.00 per team.
Entry deadline is February 1/10.

Please e-mail team lists to Tournament Convener Barry White at bwhite@drytel.net

For more information, see the attached brochure.

Northern Shield Classic High School Girls Hockey Tournament

The DHS Girls Hockey team is hosting their annual tournament here in Dryden this weekend.

*All games at Dryden Memorial Arena.

Friday November 27th
Noon Beaver Brae vs. Geraldton
12:30 Fort Frances vs. Sioux Lookout
1:30 Dryden vs. Thomas Aquinas
4:00 Red Lake vs. Geraldton
5:30 Sioux Lookout vs. Thomas Aquinas
7:00 Dryden vs. Fort Frances
8:30 Beaver Brae vs. Red Lake

Saturday November 28th
9:00 Dryden vs. Sioux Lookout
9:30 Geraldton vs. Thomas Aquinas
10:30 Beaver Brae vs. Fort Frances
Noon Red Lake vs. Sioux Lookout
2:00 1st vs. 4th
2:30 2nd vs. 3rd
3:30 6th vs. 7th
5:30 ‘B’ Side Final
6:00 ‘C’ Side Final
7:00 ‘A’ Side Final

Good luck, teams!

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