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.


Monday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.


School Council Meeting

November 28, 2016
7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Location: School Library


1. Call to Order

2. Approval of October 24, 2016 Minutes

3. Approval of November 28, 2016 Agenda

4. Guest Speaker – Darryl Woods (20 min)
(World and Social Science department head)

5. Chair’s Report (15 min)
– Council executive
– Student well-being plan
– Speaker update – Resilience
– Important dates

6. Administration Report (30 min)

7. Students’ Report (10 min)

8. Teachers’ Report
– Intermediate (10 min) – Secondary (10 min)
9. Financial Report (5 min)

10. OCASC update (10 min)
11. New Business (10 min)


Next meeting date: January 23, 2017

Parent Lending Library

List of titles available soon for those wishing to borrow

Info Session: Life After High School – What I Wish I Had Known

On Thursday, May 26 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 Earl of March graduates who continued on with post-secondary education. 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:

Amanda Nemes –Earl grad 2015. Amanda completed her first year in Algonquin College’s Electrical Engineering Technician program. She is hoping for an apprenticeship when she completes her program next year.

Rhiannon Henkelman – Earl grad 2015. Rhiannon spent last year at the University of Ottawa doing a joint major in Sociology and Communications. She will be switching to Algonquin College in the fall to the Event Management program and is completing requirements over the summer to qualify for admission

Derek Smith – Earl grad 2015. Derek successfully completed his first year in Commerce at Queen’s University.

Ming Jin – Earl grad 2015. Ming is currently studying for a Bachelor’s in Dental Sciences at UBC. This is the only bachelor degree of its kind in Canada.

The session will be held at 7:00pm in the Earl of March library on Thursday May 26. All are welcome to attend.

Speaker: the Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

A not to be missed educational opportunity for school administrators, teachers, parent, students, as our future leaders, and the general public to hear directly from the Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the “Critical Role of Education in Reconciliation”.

Register Now to reserve your seat(s) for this special free and public event.

Presented by:
Pleasant Park Public School & Council, Rideau Public High School, Alta Vista Public School & Parent Council, Robert Bateman Public School & Council, Featherston Public School, St. Patrick’s Intermediate Catholic School Council and St. Patrick’s High Catholic School Council, Carine Wilson Public High School, Experiences Canada and Artz Wellness.

4th Aboriginal Lecture Series