Potential Student Walk Out

Dear Families, Parents and Guardians, and Students,

We are aware of the potential of a provincial act of civil disobedience in the form of a “walk-out” tomorrow (April 4, 2019, at 1:15 pm) by students across Ontario to protest proposed changes to education following recent announcements by the Ontario government. To be clear, our intention is not to condone nor deny our students their individual expression of a right to protest, but rather to provide you with information.

We wanted to clarify with families that the walk-out is not a Keewatin-Patricia District School Board sanctioned event.  It is our expectation as a school board that our students will attend their regularly scheduled classes the afternoon of April 4; however, it is not our intention to prevent students from participating in this planned action.  Any students not in attendance in their classes will be marked as absent as per our school board policies, and families will be notified accordingly as per usual. 

Our top priority is always the safety of our students and the planned walk-out raises concerns around student safety, especially if students plan to go off-site.  Please be aware that we cannot, and will not provide supervision of students off-site as classes will be in session, and any student action will be deemed to be outside of the scope of the KPDSB.  Should an elementary student leave the school property without parental consent, we will contact the family as per our policies.

As a Board, we would encourage parents and guardians to use this potential action as a learning opportunity.  You might consider initiating a conversation with your child(ren) to discuss why a student may choose to participate in such actions; in other words, what it means to participate in an event like this.  There are many ways students can voice their concerns and we believe it’s an important conversation for families to have.

Should you have any questions, we ask that you please contact your school’s principal.

With Regards,

Sean Monteith

Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer

Keewatin-Patricia District School Board 

Mar 29 Announcements!

IMPORTANT!!!! NO PARKING IN THE “FRONT” PARKING LOT OF THE CENTRE ON TUES, APR 2ND –THURS, APR 4TH (YOU CAN PARK AT THE BACK)
Girls soccer tryouts are coming…Tuesday, April 2 at 3:30 pm in the big gym, you can try out & join the two time defending champions for the
2019 season.  Posters are around the main floor with more info.
If you are a grade 9 student, you are eligible to attend the DHS
Conservation Camp held annually at the end of May.  Due to limited
space, interested students must sign up in the office by the end of the
day.  In early April, those students will receive an invitation and
application form in their block D class.  Signing your name in the office does not guarantee your acceptance.  The application form will be used to choose the successful candidates, so sign up now and make sure you get your invitation!  For more information, contact Mr. Schmidt in room 137.
Attention Potential Grads…The grad hoodies are now available to
purchase online.  Go to the link https://www.gradwear.ca/search?view=rep “Search by store” & begin typing Dryden High School to begin your
order.  Today is the last day to get your order in.
Important message for potential grads…It’s time to order your cap &
gown.  The fee is $25.00 to rent the gown and you get to keep your hat. Orders must be paid for in the office by Friday, May 3rd.
Interested in traveling to Winnipeg with DHS Drama to watch an award winning, Broadway Musical in April? This is a touring show you won’t
want to miss and there are only 36 seats available.   Come to the main
office for more information.
Come on down to the office to buy your $15 ticket to see our Dramatic Arts students perform in the “Mary Poppins” musical on April 4th, 5th or 6th.  Tickets are selling fast, so come and get yours now!
My blueprint course selections are open for 2019-20!  If you need to
reset your password, please come to Guidance during lunch to do so. 
Counsellors will be making class visits in March to discuss options and
you can always make a Guidance appointment to talk about options in
person.

Mar 28 Announcements

Badminton team photos and Nordic Ski team photos will be today after
school. All team members are expected to be present for the team photos.
Boys who are interested in trying out for Eagles Soccer this year are invited to pre-season training with Coach Dr. Cook tonight at 6:30 pm in
the big gym. All interested boys are invited to attend.  Please see posters in the hallway & cafeteria.  Please see Mr. P. Darling for more details.
If you are a gr. 9 student you are eligible to attend the DHS Conservation Camp held annually at the end of May.  Due to limited space, interested
students must sign up in the office by this Friday (March 29th).  In early April, those students will receive an invitation and application form in
their block D class.  Signing your name in the office does not guarantee your acceptance.  The application form will be used to choose the
successful candidates, so sign up now and make sure you get your
invitation!  For more information, contact Mr. Schmidt in room 137.
Attention Potential Grads…The grad hoodies are now available to
purchase online.Go to the link https://www.gradwear.ca/search?view=rep “Search by store” & begin typing Dryden High School to begin your
order. Deadline to order is Friday, March 29th!
Hey DHS Students!  Hoops for Heart is back!  Come down to the office nd sign your team up.  The team captains meeting is today at lunch in
Room 118 (Business Room) & the event will be on April 25th.
Important message for potential grads…It’s time to order your cap &
gown.  The fee is $25.00 to rent the gown and you get to keep your hat. Orders must be paid for in the office by Friday, May 3rd.
Interested in traveling to Winnipeg with DHS Drama to watch an
award winning, Broadway Musical in April? This is a touring show you won’t want to miss and there are only 36 seats available.   Come to the main office for more information.
Come on down to the office to buy your $15 ticket to see our Dramatic Arts students perform in the “Mary Poppins” musical on April 4th, 5th or 6th.  Tickets are selling fast, so come and get yours now!
My blueprint course selections are open for 2019-20!  If you need to
reset your password, please come to Guidance during lunch to do so. 
Counsellors will be making class visits in March to discuss options & you can always make a Guidance appointment to talk about options in
person.
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