Earl of March Intermediate School
On Wednesday, September 2 there will be an Open House for grade 7 and 8 students. You are welcome to drop by for a look inside our new addition. The “Grill Master” food truck will be on site for those who wish to order food.
A school supply list has been posted to the Earl of March website. Please note: students will be provided with a combination lock for their locker.
School bus information is available on the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority’s website. Please use their stop locator to find out when/where your child will be picked up.
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8. Please ensure your child arrives at school by 8:30. Students will gather in grade groups at one of the doors. Signs will be posted on doors to help find the correct meeting location. If you are dropping your child off at school, please plan to park and walk your child to the yard. We do not have a dedicated “kiss n ride” area yet.
Students should bring a lunch to school as the cafeteria will not be available for food purchases. Please note: We have students with life-threatening allergies so please avoid sending food containing nuts.
Enjoy the last few days of summer holidays. We look forward to seeing you on September 8.
OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority) is not posting bus route schedules this year. Parents/guardians are advised to consult OSTA’s parent web portal at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca for information about their child’s transportation this year.
Intermediate Supply List
- 12 pencils
- 2 erasers (preferably white)
- 1 metric ruler
- 1 pair of blunt scissors
- 2 glue sticks
- 3 ballpoint pens
- 1 package of coloured pencils
- 2 packages of 3-hole lined refill paper
- 6 duotangs – different colours
- 1 package of coloured markers
- 1 calculator
- 6 lined notebooks
- 1 geometry set
- 2 highlighters
- 3 binders
- binder dividers
New Students BBQ – Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Learning Support Teacher – Angela Vennor
School Day Schedule
W.E. Johnston hosting the Honk & Blow May 26 & 27th
As the end of the school year approaches, Grade 6 students from Stephen Leacock, W. Erskine Johnston, and Roland Michener will need to prepare for the coming year by choosing an instrument to play in the Instrumental Music class.
When enrolling in Instrumental music, students get the opportunity to learn to play a standard band instrument (flute, clarinet, trumpet, etc.)
W.E. Johnston will be holding two information/testing sessions for parents and students. The first session will be on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. for WE Johnston students, and the second one will be on Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m. for Stephen Leacock students at W.E. Johnston. Both parents and students are asked to attend the session that matches their school but if there is a scheduling problem, parents can opt for the second night. Both sessions will last approximately 2 hours. Grade 6 students who are new to our community, or do not attend one of our feeder schools, may attend either session.
It is very important that students attend one of the sessions with their parents/guardians. Please do not send your child with a neighbor or friend as it is the parents/guardians that need to make the decisions and get the full understanding of what is involved in the program. If there is a conflict with the designated days and you are not able to make either of the sessions, you must contact Mr. Loehr or Mr. Steiner by email before May 28th and alternate arrangements will be made. Mr. Loehr’s e-mail is ( ) and Mr. Steiner’s is ( ).
Students who are not at the presentations and do not contact Mr. Loehr or Mr. Steiner to make alternate arrangements by Thursday, May 28th will run the risk of having an instrument assigned to them of the teachers choice rather than being assigned an instrument of their own choice. They also may not be able to have full access to a school owned instrument. Please note that there will a limit on certain instruments spots such as saxophones, bass guitars, and percussion.
Newsletters with more details will be sent home with all grade 6 students through their homeroom teachers.
Transportation for Students in Joint Custody Arrangement with Two Homes
OSTA has a new policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes. Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation. A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule. Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety. Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.
The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is JUNE 1, 2015. All other requests will be processed after September 15, 2015.
All documents (application, transportation schedule calendar, FAQ, policy and procedure) are posted online at: ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies/transportation-for-students-in-a-joint-custody-arrangement-and-having-two-homes