Gr. 7 & 8

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Earl of March Intermediate School

Principal: Steve Collins
Vice-Principal: Caitlin Abdo

Intermediate announcements

         

Summer School graphicReach Ahead at Summer School

Option for current grade 8 students (credit bearing)

Reach Ahead Credit Program (Grade 9- 12)
Registration: April 4 at 12:00pm- June 17, 2024 by 4:00pm
Program Duration: July 4- July 26, 2024
Class Times: 8:30am-3:35pm

The Reach Ahead Credit Program provides an opportunity for students to supplement and enrich their High School Education by acquiring one credit. In-person courses are available, as well as virtual courses that are offered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online instruction. A student may only enroll in one Summer School credit course of any kind (i.e., one Reach-ahead course or one eLearning course, etc).

Students enrolled in virtual courses will participate in both synchronous and asynchronous learning throughout the school day based on a predetermined schedule (will be shared upon acceptance into the course). Students enrolled in virtual courses will need access to a device and reliable internet throughout the day. Students who require a device will need to make arrangements with their home school. For more information, including the registration form, click here.

Course Offered

Grade 9 Geography (Geography of Canada) Immersion CGC1DF

Grade 9 Geography (Geography of Canada) English CGC1D

Please direct questions to your child's homeroom teacher or Adrienne Creighton ([email protected]).


Daily snack program graphicDaily Snack Program

We are pleased to share that Earl of March offers a daily snack program funded through the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE). ONFE is an independent, registered charity working with Ottawa’s four school boards to deliver programs that support student success. Grades 7-12 students in need have the option to receive a free nutritious snack once a day. No sign up is required. Grade 7 and Grade 8 students can pick up their snacks in Room 228.


green EOM hoodieSchool Clothing Available to Order

Show your school pride by wearing EOM clothing. There is a wide variety of styles and colours available, from toques to sweatpants to hoodies! Personalization may be ordered for a fee. Visit the Gadar website to see the options and place your order.


Student Pickup Area

Parents wishing to pick students up from school should meet them outside the gate near the Ottawa Public Library.

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Staff

All Intermediate staff are listed in the EOM Staff Directory. Click on the Intermediate Teachers tab.

School Council

The Earl of March School Council represents the entire Earl of March community. Meetings are typically held every month in the Library, and are open to every parent at EOM. We encourage your participation and input.


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Intermediate School Day Schedule

8:40 Bell Time

8:40-10:40 Instructional Block A

10:40-11:20   Nutrition Break/Recess

11:20-1:20 Instructional Block B

1:20-2:00 Nutrition Break/Recess

2:00-3:00 Instructional Block C
3:00 Dismissal



Intermediate School Year Calendar 2023-2024

Adjusted Monday to Friday Calendar

All elementary schools adopt an Adjusted Monday-Friday calendar in order to address lost instructional time and teacher preparation time resulting from School Holidays and Professional Activity Days taking place on Mondays and Fridays throughout the 2023-2024 school year.


Attendance and Lates

Regular attendance in class is crucial to academic success. If a student is going to be absent or arriving late, please report using the SafeArrivals application.

Intermediate students should be standing in the yard with their class by 8:40 a.m. If students are late, they are to report to the main office to get a late slip and bring it to their teacher.


Student Council

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The Student Council meets every Monday during second break in room 223 to plan activities that are designed to build the school community. Some of the events held in past years include a school-wide Kahoot challenge, Spirit Weeks, and Battle of the Grades competitions.

Intermediate Athletics

There is a variety of sports spanning the whole school year. Listen to the announcements or speak to your phys ed teacher about what sports are coming up!

Intermediate Music Program

The Earl of March Intermediate Music Program offers many opportunities for grade 7 and 8 students to not only learn to play an instrument, but also enjoy the experience of performing with various award winning bands and ensembles.

EOM students participate in two 40 minute classes of instrumental music in a 5-day cycle where they learn the basics of playing an instrument.

Earl of March also offers students the opportunity to perform with a Junior and Senior concert band, 2 jazz ensembles and various small ensembles. Under the direction of Kerry Steiner and Katharine Hardiman, these bands have participated in various school concerts, regional/national competitions and field trips to further enhance their musical abilities.

Information about Honk & Blow, May 21 & 23, for incoming Gr. 6 students and parents will be available shortly. Students will receive information regarding their instruments by the end of June.

Clubs 2023-2024

Library Learning Commons

The Library hours are 8:20-3:15. Students are welcome to visit before and after school. Students may also visit the Library during recess on Mondays & Wednesdays — ask your teacher for a Library pass. Grade 7s may visit during morning recess and grade 8s are welcome during afternoon recess. students sitting on the floor readingPlease note that the computers in the Library are for academic purposes only. Students wishing to use a computer during recess must provide a note from their teacher.

Intermediate classes may book visits to the Library to sign out books. Students may also request books by using the "hold" function in Alexandria. Detailed instructions are available here. You can also use our Book Match service!

Be sure to check out the Library Learning Commons website to see everything we have to offer, and follow us on Instagram. Join the Library Google Classroom to keep up to date with any activities in the Library.

Homework Help

It's 6:00 at night and you're stuck on something in your homework. Even worse, it's due the next day! What do you do? Fortunately, help is at hand. Intermediate students have a few options for after school homework help.

We anticipate that the OCDSB's Continuing Education department will once again offer free, virtual tutoring to students in grades 7-12.Stay tuned for more information.

If you need help with math, check out TVO's Mathify. You can access this through the VLE, or go directly to the website. Mathify offers free 1:1 online tutoring with Ontario certified math teachers Monday-Friday from 9am to 9pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 3:00-9:00pm.

OCDSB Bibliothèque Virtuelle 2022-2023 is a list of resources for parents to access French language materials to support students registered in Core French and French Immersion.

International and Indigenous Languages Program

The OCDSB offers free virtual classes in a variety of international and indigenous languages. Learn a new language, or maintain the language of your home or heritage. Classes are held on the weekends and after school and are designed for students from JK to grade 8. Registration is ongoing throughout the school year. Visit the website for more information and to register for classes.

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Important Links for Grade 7 & 8 Students 

Intermediate Supplies List 
Intermediate teachers have compiled a list of recommended school supplies for their students. Purchase of these supplies is optional.


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