Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School

Last updated April 28th, 2016

Grade 6 Night

Students who are currently in grade 6 and will be attending Earl of March for grade 7 are invited to attend an information session on May 4 from 6:30 – 7:30. The evening will consist of presentations followed by tours of the intermediate area of the school.

Posted: April 26, 2016


Earl of March Secondary School Council presents “Limiting Excess Screen Time in Students” May 5 – 7:00 – 9:00pm.

The Earl of March School Council is hosting an information session on the topic of limiting excess screen time in students. Whether in the form of cellphones, TVs, video games, or the Internet, screens are everywhere. Spending too much time on screens can reduce time spent on schoolwork or with family. Our speaker, Dr. Darcy Santor, will discuss excessive screen time use and strategies to address this issue. Dr. Santor is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and a clinical psychologist.
This information session will take place on Thursday, May 5, from 7-9 pm in the school auditorium. No registration is required and refreshments will be provided.

Posted: April 26, 2016


Earl of March E-Waste and Used Clothing Drive

Just in time for spring cleaning, Earl of March students will be collecting used electronics for recycling through OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship). This includes computers, phones, printers, televisions and stereo equipment. For all computers and phones, ensure you wipe your drive/Sim card.

New this year: we are also accepting used clothing to benefit the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy.

Where: Back Parking lot of Earl of March (Mlacak Centre side)
When: Saturday April 30 (rain or shine) from 9am to 3pm

There is no fee. Please come drop off your used items for recycling. Funds generated will be used for Eco-Earl initiatives and a special student support fund.

Posted: April 19, 2016


When asked to brainstorm “What We Need,” Attawapiskat youth developed a list that included “Library”…

Image for Help build a Library for Attawapiskat!
Help build a
  • Contribute to the Amazon Wish List started by Ridgemont High School at http://goo.gl/forms/U99xY6yiWO OR by filling out a suggestion ballot in the Earl Library.
  • Donate a book on the Amazon Wish List (to be announced) OR contribute to the Donation Box in the Earl Library.
  • Pay your overdue fines (really!) — all overdue fines collected by May 13 will be donated to the Attawapiskat Library Fund!
Attawapiskat Youth Brainstorm
“What We Need”

Attawapiskat Wish List: What we need is a YMCA Fitness Center, Youth Cente/Parenting Center, Traditional Teachings, TackN'Field/Dryland, better education, drug/alcohol free, youth camp site, skateboard park, recycling system, more sports, more workshops, elder camp harvesting center, dust control, youth council, shelter, clean swimming pool, arcade/casino, cinema 6 funding, youth trust fund, library and to meet with the prime minister.


Posted: April 28, 2016


Secondary School Program Review

Posted: April 19, 2016


Summer School 2016 Information

Summer School Options 2016

  • Students wishing to either get a an extra credit completed in the summer or wish to upgrade a passing mark, may take a REACH AHEAD COURSE. (4 options below)
  • Students who have failed a course (mark less than 50) may take a MAKE UP COURSE in summer school if it is offered.
  • Students can only take one reach ahead course in the summer. If they need to take make up courses, they can take a max. of two.
  • Transportation is not provided for summer school. Students must be able to make it to the location of their program. Students must attend every day. Registration for all programs is on a first come first served basis.
Posted: April 4, 2016


Legally Blonde Play

Posted: March 30, 2016


Intermediate School

Posted: March 8, 2016


Intermediate Authors and Illustrators Conference

The MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference turns 25 this year! If you are a student in grades four to eight with a passion for writing and illustration, you won’t want to miss this exciting day of hands-on creative workshops with some of Canada’s finest children’s authors and book illustrators.

Posted: January 22, 2016


Intermediate Musical – Lion King Jr.

Our intermediate students are rehearsing regularly in preparation for the performances on May 10, 11 and 12. More information on performance times will be posted as the information becomes available.

Posted: January 22, 2016


Book your yearbook grad portrait online

Posted: January 11, 2016


Earl of March Library: Chromebook Lending Policies

Earl of March is part of the OCDSB Digital Lending Library Pilot Project, and the Chromebook Lending Library is now here! Secondary students have the option of borrowing a Chromebook from the Library either for the school day or overnight. (An Intermediate Chromebook Lending Library will soon be available through the Intermediate Resource Room.)

Please read carefully the following important Chromebook Lending Policies. A copy of this policy is available on the Earl of March Library website.

Posted: February 10, 2016


Course Selection for 2016/17

Counsellors will be visiting classrooms (grades 9 to 11) to discuss course options for next year during the weeks of February 8 and February 15.

Students will input their choices into Career Cruising (link on side menu). All students have a personal log in. If they have lost their log in they can come to student services to have it looked up.

Students will be able to lock in their choices starting February 13 but will not need to submit them until Friday March 4. Students must submit the printed course selection report, have it signed by parents, and bring it to student services by that date.

If a student locks in their courses and needs to change something, they will not be able to do so without seeing their counsellor. It is therefore advised only to lock in once they are sure.

Students in grade 12 should either log in and indicate they are not returning OR if they are returning, select courses.

For support with career cruising, please see this document and/or visit student services.

Posted: February 4, 2016


Grade 8 Option Sheets Presentation

Posted: January 22, 2016


Japanese Student Exchange Banner


Interested in…

  • increasing your intercultural awareness
  • sharing your love of Ottawa & your school
  • the pleasure of hospitality in your home
  • the chance at lifelong friendships
  • Posted: January 14, 2016


    Additional PD Day Information


    • *NEW* PA Day: Friday, 15 April 2016


    • Semester 2/Non-semestered Examinations: 20-27 June 2016
    Posted: January 8, 2016


    Student Accident Insurance

    Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately, despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. As a parent/guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.

    Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis, through Reliable Life Insurance Company. Forms can either be picked up from the school office or downloaded at www.binks.ca, or you may apply online at www.insuremykids.com.

    Posted: September 14, 2015


    Intermediate School

    OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority) is not posting bus route schedules this year. Parents/guardians are advised to consult OSTA’s parent web portal at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca for information about their child’s transportation this year.

    Posted: August 31, 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


    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


    Graduation 2015

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    Password: Harris

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