Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School

Last updated July 9th, 2015

EARL OF MARCH 2015 – 2016 – Locker Selection / Student Fees


Students are asked to drop by the school on ONE of the following days:

Tuesday, Sept. 1st Grade 12 Students            9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1st Grade 11 Students            12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2nd Grade 10 Students           9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


  • Bring your green Earl of March lock with you
  • Select your locker – secure it with your lock
  • Go to the lower foyer to register your locker number
  • If your locker number is not registered the lock will be removed
  • Pay the requested student fee of $25.00*
  • Pick up your Student Agenda

*Student fees are requested of all students.  These voluntary fees subsidize the cost of student agendas, program speakers, grade 9 locks, student council activities, intra-mural activities, school assemblies, and various student-centered activities.


  • Keep your lock in a safe place over the summer.  A $5 fee is payable to replace a lost lock
  • To remember your combination:
  • Write your combination on a piece of masking tape on the back of your lock.
  • It is compulsory to use the lock issued by the school.

Tuesday, September 8th– 1st Day of School will follow a Day 1 Schedule
(Wed. Sept. 9th will also be a Day 1)

Period 1 classes will be posted on the Cafeteria and Library windows

Student Timetables will be distributed Period 1


Graduation 2015

Quick view of Photo’s


Password: Harris

Commencement Photos 2015 taken by Brent Darbyson of Top Shelf Sports Photography.
Posted: July 2, 2015


Labour Relations Update

Secondary teachers and occasional teachers remain in a legal strike position and are undertaking a partial withdrawal of service. The extent of the service withdrawal has increased and this will have an impact on students. Teachers have been advised by the union that as part of the strike action they can disregard District direction related to assessment and evaluation and exercise professional judgment in how they undertake certain duties. As a result, the specific impact of the service withdrawal (struck work)will vary by classroom and/or by school. There are five primary areas that will be affected:

Posted: June 4, 2015


Transportation for Students in Joint Custody Arrangement with Two Homes

OSTA has a new policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes. Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation. A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule. Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety. Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.

The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is JUNE 1, 2015. All other requests will be processed after September 15, 2015.

All documents (application, transportation schedule calendar, FAQ, policy and procedure) are posted online at: ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies/transportation-for-students-in-a-joint-custody-arrangement-and-having-two-homes

Posted: May 13, 2015


Learning How To Learn

As the new semester is upon us, the University of California, San Diego offers a free online course that will give you tools to help you learn more effectively. You will discover practical, immediately useful insights that will help you to more deeply master your studies. More information is available at: www.coursera.org/course/learning

Posted: February 3, 2015


Grade 8 Information 2015/16

Thank you to all who came out to our grade 8 information evening. If you missed it, here is the course selection information you need.

Updated: January 26, 2015


Public Meetings on Boundary Revisions and Elementary

Alternative Program Boundary Expansion

The public is invited to attend one of four joint meetings to be held across the District to seek input on minor attendance boundary revisions and the expansion of the Elementary Alternative Program boundaries.

Minor Attendance Boundary Revisions

In an effort to ensure school boundaries are consistent with new development areas, improve access to programming, provide better utilization of existing instructional space and address inconsistencies in neighbourhood alignments, staff is proposing a number of minor boundary adjustments to provide for effective accommodation of students in different parts of the District. Areas/Programs/Boundaries potentially impacted include the following:

  • Mer Bleue Expansion area (Orleans)
  • Cardinal Creek New development area (Orleans)
  • Central Park MFI 4-8 boundary revision
  • Valley Stream Secondary 9-12 boundary revision
  • West Carleton MFI 4-8 boundary revision
  • Riverside South New development areas (south of Armstrong Rd. and east of
    Limebank Rd.)
  • J.H. Putman/Broadview 7-8 EFI boundary revision (Carlingwood area only)
Detailed information regarding these proposed revisions can be found at:
Posted: October 9, 2014


Leadership Opportunity for female Earl students

The Head Start Program for Young Women is being offered in Kanata through our councillor Marianne Wilkinson.

Interested female students who are 16 years of age are older are invited to participate.
See mariannewilkinson.com/head-start-program-for-young-women for information about the program and contact information.

Posted: November 1, 2013


Posted: March 26, 2013


Free Math Tutoring Online

Students taking grades 7 through 10 math courses have access to free math tutoring and other resources through the ministry funded program Homework Help. This is an exciting new online resource made available by the Ministry of Education and the Independent Learning Centre.

Homework Help is a website that offers free online math tutoring by Ontario Certified Teachers Sunday through Thursday from 5:30PM to 9:30PM. The site also offers other rich resources available all day every day such as interactive tutorials, a glossary, a calculator, previously recorded best sessions, full lessons, and a locker to save the tutoring sessions that they had completed or watched.

Students and parents/guardians can view this site at http://HomeworkHelp.ilc.org. Parents/guardians are encouraged to register their children at home so that students can start benefiting from the site right away. To register, students must provide their Ontario Education Number (OEN). The OEN can be found on each student’s timetable and report card.

For more information, please go to the Free Online Math Homework Help page posted on the board website, visit the site directly or contact your child’s teacher.

Posted: April 10, 2012


Are you looking for help in English, Math or Science?

Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:00 a Math, Science and English teacher are available to support the students in our community. The teachers can help students complete, review, practice and organize their work in order to help them achieve greater success at school.

Students are asked to bring their OEN, which can be found at the top of any report card, or ask your teacher or guidance councilor.

This is a free service and students can stay as long as they would like support.

Posted: April 14, 2015


Grade 12 students can access important information about post secondary education, scholarships and other helpful information on the Student Services link/Newsletter.

Posted: October 15, 2013


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