Welcome to Open Roads Public School

Open Roads Public School is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school located on the south side of Dryden.

As an Open Roads grade 7 and 8 student, your child will be able to experience our specially designed Academies Program that enhances our students’ educational experiences. Our Academies Program offers amazing learning opportunities in the arts, physical education and sports, outdoor education, STEM and we even have a strong instrumental music program where your child can choose between string, brass, woodwind or percussion instruments. This is a great hands-on learning opportunity for our kids.

Our school has two Kindergarten classes in specially designed spaces for our youngest learners. These classrooms are staffed with Kindergarten teachers and Early Childhood Educators who are experts in early childhood development and are dedicated to the success and wellbeing of each and every one of their students.

We have a very active Parent Council, called Parents 4 Kids. This group hosts a variety of activities that help make Open Roads School a fantastic place for our children. Our Christmas Feast, Family Halloween Dance, and end of year Family Day picnic are just a few of the events that they support.

We are proud of our school, our unique programming, and most of all, our students and the accomplishments we see them making every single day. Our doors are always open to our families and community members, and we invite you to stop by and see what Open Roads School has to offer!

Our Awesome Programs!

Availability of school programs is dependant on local health unit guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full-Day Kindergarten

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Academies Programs

This year we started our innovative and fun Academies Program for our 7 and 8 students. The program runs 4 afternoon a week and focuses on sports, outdoor education, art, STEM education – we also have an instrumental music program. These awesome opportunities widens the scope of our educational learning experiences for our students.

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Indigenous Youth Council

This year we have started something very special at our school. This innovative and new initiative within Open Roads is a direct result of the Truth and Reconciliations Calls to Action. It is our mission at Open Roads to bring Indigenous history and culture to life while developing leaders within our school community.

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Nutritional Programs

At Open Roads we have an amazing partnership with our local Northwestern Health Unit. With their support, we provide a nutritious breakfast and delicious snack bins for each classroom. The menu always varies but we have all kinds of fruits, vegetables, cheese and crackers and unique and healthy things for students to try.

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Farm to School Salad Bar

Students are offered a fresh salad bar from local providers through a grant from Farm to School Canada.
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Playground Activity Leaders in School

PALS provides opportunities for older students to be leaders in their school by planning and organizing nutrition break activities for other students.
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DNFC Akwego & Healthy Kids Program

This program provides students with a variety of activities and resources around healthy living.
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Project Sunset

Open Roads hosts the amazing Project Sunset program for our grade 6 kids. The program focuses on emotional and physical skill development. Kids learn about community service, leadership, cultures, and personal development through some amazing hands-on recreational activities.

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Junior Wolves

Junior Wolves is a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Program literacy program offered once a week where students can come into the school library and spend some time reading with their families and staff from the school.
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Basketball

Volleyball

Soccer

Baseball

Tennis

Badminton

Cross Country Skiing

Turkey Trot

Cross Country Running

You're the Chef » Kids Cooking Program

This hands on cooking program is designed to help students develop the skills and confidence necessary to prepare healthy and tasty recipes emphasizing vegetables and fruit.
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Summer Learning Program

With a focus on outdoor learning in a fun and active environment, our Summer Learning Program continues to be popular with families. Students in the program will build on their existing literacy and numeracy skills, as well as other important learning skills, while playing fun games and participating in different activities during the three week program. The programs are free to families (healthy snacks and lunches are provided each day) and run by qualified teachers. The Summer Learning Programs offer a great opportunity for students to maintain, or even improve, their literacy and numeracy achievement, and the best part is that the children are having so much fun, they often don’t even realize they are learning!
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OPHEA Healthy Schools

This program recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community through a variety of activities and initiatives. We are very proud to be the first school board in Ontario to register all of our schools for OPHEA’s Healthy Schools Certification.
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Eye See... Eye Learn

This is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems when they begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1), so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. Local Doctors of Optometry provide OHIP-insured eye exams, and if prescribed, the child receives a free pair of eyeglasses donated by the program’s eyewear partners.
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Floor Hockey League

Eco Club

Eco clubs in schools empower students to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects. Our Eco Club provides our students the opportunity to influence and engage their families and neighbourhood communities in a variety of different activities throughout the year.
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Lego Club

Math Carnival

French as a Second Language

Indigenous Second Language

Let’s get your child signed up for Kindergarten at KP today!

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Here’s some more information about Open Roads Public School and the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. Click on a topic to learn more!

We’d love to hear from you!

Tanis Mitani-Oberg, Principal

(807) 223-4418 Facebook openroads.kpdsb.ca

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Kenora - Head Office

4th Floor - 240 Veterans Dr

Kenora, Ontario P9N 3Y5

Phone: (807) 468-5571

Fax: (807) 468-3857

Toll Free: 1-877-275-7771

Dryden Office

79 Casimir Ave

Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z6

Phone: (807) 223-5311

Fax: (807) 223-4703

Toll Free: 1-877-287-5430