Fall 2017 Speakers Series


First School Council Meeting Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Our first School Council meeting for this school year will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the staff room which is located on the ground floor.    At this meeting there will be the year end report from 2016-2017 followed by  the Council election for the 2017-2018 school year will take place.    Positions and their responsibilities are described in the School Council Constitution.

Those interested in standing for a position on School Council should contact Mr. Harris prior to September 25th.



School Bus Information

Trying to find school bus information?

Go to   http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/

The Ottawa Student Transportation (OSTA) site has all the information about busing eligibility, bus stop locations, and delays.

OSTA is also in charge of giving empty seats which are given by request after October 1st each year.

To apply for an empty seat there is an application form under their Policies & Procedures tab.



Student Orientation Days

The Orientations are run by staff and a specially trained group of students from  higher grade levels  to provide valuable information and an opportunity to connect with peers and have questions about the school answered by students who have already been through the grade your student is about to enter.

Further details are available on the school website:



Grade 7  Orientation on Wednesday, August 30 with 9:00 start time.


Grade 9 Orientation on Thursday, August 31 with 9:00 start time.


Mark the date on your calendar to make sure your student is able to attend this important event to prepare them for their new school year at the Earl of March.

Life After High School- What I Wish I Had Known

On Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00pm, School Council is hosting a parent information session entitled, ‘Life After High School – What I Wish I Had Known’. This session will be led by a panel of Earl of March graduates with diverse experiences in the post-secondary world.  The intent is to help parents understand how they can prepare and support their students before launching them on their post-secondary career, as well as prepare them for the challenges of being a newly independent adult.


The panel will speak about their individual successes and challenges academically, socially, financially, from a career choice perspective, and from a life experience perspective.


Our guest speakers are:


Nadia Ayoub –Earl grad 2014. Nadia attended Ryerson University in Toronto, studying Business Management with a specialization in Marketing Management. She lived in residence for her first year of study and is now living in off-campus housing.


Benet Gladwin – Earl grad March, 2012. While at Earl, Benet took three courses in the Advanced Placement Program and passed supplementary, university-level exams in all three fields in order to earn the A.P. Scholar distinction.  Benet continued on to the University of Ottawa in order to begin a Joint Honours B.A. in History and Political Science.  While at university Benet was a member of the co-operative education program, which led to interesting work placements at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Department of National Defence (DND).  Following his graduation next month, Benet will be beginning an M.A. in History at the University of Toronto.


Zachary Ladouceur – Earl grad 2016. While at Earl, Zachary enrolled in co-op which led to a position at Kanata Myers Chevrolet Buick GMC. He continued with Myers throughout the school year to be hired full time after graduation.  Zachary is currently wait-listed to start his apprenticeship program in 2019.  This will be a 4 year GM automotive technician course at Algonquin College.


Evgenia Pateras –Earl grad 2012. Evgenia took a year off to work and travel, and spent 2 months volunteering in Ghana. She then attended St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and graduated this Spring with a BSc in Psychology


The session will be held at 7:00pm in the Earl of March library on Tuesday May 30. All are welcome to attend.

May 16th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Parent Presentations

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has been working with Rideauwood Addictions and Family Counselling, Ottawa Public Health, and Ottawa Police Services to organize parent evenings at several of our school locations. We know that the more information you have, the better equipped you are to parent.

The sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, March 8 – Earl of March Secondary School 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 9 – Glebe Collegiate Institute 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22 – Longfields Davidson Heights SS 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 23 – Gloucester High School 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

These presentations will focus on opioids and opioid overdose, followed by a marketplace of community resources. Parents will also have an opportunity to speak directly to Public Health nurses, Rideauwood counsellors and Ottawa Police.