Intermediates - Gr. 7 & 8

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Earl of March Intermediate School

Principal: Steve Collins
Vice-Principal: Faye Hughson



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. Be sure to check out slide #18 in the 2021 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 every month, and are open to every parent at EOM. We encourage your participation and input. School Council meetings are being held virtually this year. The link to the meeting can be found by clicking on the calendar event in the school calendar on the EOM home page. 



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Intermediate School Day Schedule (In-Person Learning)


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

In order to assist our families, we are providing the OCDSB adjusted school year calendar.

OCDSB 2021-22 elementary adjusted calendar


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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 2021                      Grade 8 Building the Bridge May 2021



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 eomattendance@ocdsb.ca 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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Plans for this year's Intermediate Student Council have not yet been finalized.

The Student Council typically meets regularly to plan monthly Battle of the Grades (BOG) competitions. These activities are designed to build the school community. Some of the events held in past years include a school-wide Kahoot challenge, a Spirit Week, and an at Home Scavenger Hunt.

Check back soon to see what exciting activities are planned for 2021-2022!

Chess Club

 The EOM Intermediate School Chess Club meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Due to COVID restrictions, it is only available for students of M. Kuzub and Ms. Gavan. Check out their website for more information.
 

Library Learning Commons

For the 2021-22 school year, the Library Learning Commons space is open and we hope to begin regular class visits in October. Students may 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. The Library hours are 8:30-3:00, with the exception being Wednesdays, when we are open until 3:30.

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, but you have to prepare ahead of time!

Button for Continuing Education's homework help programThe OCDSB offers online after school homework help in most subjects for grade 7-12 students. The program is available Monday - Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm.The program is run on a drop-in basis. To register for this program, please join the Google Meet any Monday - Thursday between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at https://meet.google.com/lookup/ocdsbtutoring or use the Google Meet Nickname OCDSB TUTORING. During your first meeting you will be asked to fill out a registration form. Students must use an OCDSB email address to access this meet.Visit the Continuing Education website 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 Sundays from 3:30-9:00pm.

French homework help is available at Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus. FSL students (core French and Immersion) can practice their French and get help with French, English and Math from 5-8pm, Monday-Thursday. Go to their website and click on "My school board is registered". You will have to get the access code from your teacher. Fill in the form and you will receive a link the next day.

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.

Important Links for Grade 7 & 8 Students 

Intermediate Student Welcome Booklet 2021-2022
A brief introduction to the EOM Intermediate School.

Intermediate Student Handbook 2021-2022
Includes health and safety information, school procedures, and the Safe Schools Code of Conduct.

Entrance Colours for Classes 
In order to maintain physical distancing, students are asked to use the specific entrance assigned to their class. The entrances are colour-coded for easy identification.

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Zones for Recess 
In order to maintain physical distancing, students are asked to limit themselves to certain zones for recess. These are assigned by class, and are switched at certain times during the school year.

School Bus Information 
Grade 7 & 8 students who qualify for bussing use yellow school buses. Information about routes, schedules, delays and cancellations can be found on the OSTA website.

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

Intermediate Band Information 
Intermediate bands are on hiatus for the 2020-21 school year. We hope to be making music again next year!

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