Gr. 7 & 8

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Earl of March Intermediate School

Principal: Steve Collins
Vice-Principal: Caitlin McIlveen

Intermediate announcements


Intermediate information night graphicIntermediate Information Night

Parents and guardians of students beginning at Earl of March Intermediate in September 2023 are invited to attend our Information Night. It will be held on June 1 at 7 p.m. in our auditorium. After a presentation, parents and guardians are welcome to have a look at the Intermediate school area.

New students will have their own tours with their own schools but are also welcome to join their parents and guardians for this visit. 

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Any students in grade 8 at Earl of March who are interested in attending summer school, please complete this form. Information about options available for grade 8 students can be found on the Continuing Education website. Please contact Ms. Creighton if you have any questions.

The OCDSB is also offering several specialized summer programs which are open to students entering grade 9 in September. Registration for these programs is completed by families via Google forms that go directly to the centrally placed Program Coordinators. These include the 2SLGBTQ+ Voices: Building Bridges program, the Sankofa Summer Academy for Black Youth, and the Indigenous Summer Learning program.

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 227.

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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All Intermediate staff are listed in the EOM Staff Directory. Click on the Intermediate Teachers tab. Be sure to check out slide #14 in the 2022 Welcome Booklet to learn a bit about each of the grade 7 & 8 teachers.

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 2022-2023


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These month at a glance overviews are for parents/guardians. Each grade overview provides the learning focus and corresponding activities that parents and guardians can do to support students at home.

Grade 7 Building the Bridge May 2023                       Grade 8 Building the Bridge May 2023

Attendance and Lates

Regular attendance in class is crucial to academic success. If a student is going to be absent, parents are asked to either email [email protected] or call the school at 613-592-3361.

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

Visit the Intermediate Athletics website to discover what sports are available for you. There is a variety of sports spanning the whole school year.

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.

Incoming Gr. 6 students and parents, please see this Gr. 6 Instrumental Music Registration and Process, and reach out to [email protected] if you have any additional questions.  Students will receive information regarding their instruments by the end of June.


Library Learning Commons

For the 2022-23 school year, the Library Learning Commons space is open for business! Beginning February 1, 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. Please 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.

The OCDSB's Continuing Education department is once again offering free, virtual tutoring to students in grades 7-12. Tutoring sessions will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00-7:00 pm. Sign on to the Google Meet using your OCDSB email address. View the flyer 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 Student Welcome Booklet 2022-2023
A brief introduction to the EOM Intermediate School. 

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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