Summer Job Season is here – Be Safe!

Many Dryden High School students will be entering the workforce this year either from part time jobs or for the first time.

It is important as new or young workers that you know your rights as an employee.

Take a look at these fact sheets for students and parents. There is some excellent information here that will help to start the conversation about workplace safety for your children.

Be safe out there! Remember, you ALWAYS have the right to refuse unsafe work or ask questions about things you are asked to do.

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Parent Notice regarding Online Math Tutoring

The Keewatin-Patricia School board have once again partnered with the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) and e-Learning Ontario to deliver the Homework Help Program to students. This program offers free online tutors for grade 7-10 math students as well as access to the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) for K-12 teachers/students of all subject areas.

This year the ILC requires that the board must submit to them:
• Ontario Educational Number (OEN)
• Date of birth
• Grade
• Math course code (for secondary students)

If you have any questions regarding this issue please contact your school principal.

The ILC’s online math tutor for grades 7-10 is a FREE, anonymous, and safe. Students log onto homeworkhelp.ilc.org between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm and using the board’s access code and students oen# register, creating a unique user name and password. The student will then pick a chat room and tutor and ask away. This program will begin September 26, 2010.

The second resource is something called the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) which is product of e-Learning Ontario. It currently offers a growing number of online resources to teachers and students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, at no cost. There are thousands of teacher-shared resources, including lesson plans, activities, maps, and interactive multimedia objects, which are:

• offered in convenient formats including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF, and Flash.
• aligned with the Ontario curriculum.
• searchable by grade, course/subject, strand, overall expectations, and keyword.
• easy to access and use.

To utilize the OERB you log onto resources.elearningontario.ca and enter the username: kpdsbstudent and the password which you can get from any of your teachers. Now you are free to search by general topic or by grade-subject-strand.

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