Important Notice Feb. 29, 2016

Please be aware that due to inclement weather, the OCDSB buses have been canceled for today.  Due to the canceled buses, our grade 8 ski trip to Calabogie Peaks Resort for today, February 29th, 2016, has been canceled and  will be rescheduled to a later date.  All students will be updated later this week with the new date for the ski trip.


Winter Activity Days Are Coming!

LTKkL6MycDear Earl of March Parents,

We are very fortunate this year to be able to offer 2 days of skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to the intermediate students of Earl of March. Our Intermediate Winter Activity days will run on Monday, February 22nd and Monday, March 7th for the Grade 7’s and Monday, February 29th, and Tuesday, February 8th for the Grade 8’s.  We will all be visiting Calabogie Peaks ski resort.

Our goal for the Winter Activity program is to achieve 100% participation and we are pleased to offer two days of skiing/snowboarding or snowshoeing. That being said, we understand and acknowledge that not everyone is comfortable being on skis. We are encouraging students & staff to try something new where we are promoting healthy lifestyle. Qualified instructors and guides will provide lessons for all participants. We want to see every student enjoying two days of outdoor physical activity where no-one stays behind at school. A snowshoeing option is available for those students that are extremely apprehensive about downhill skiing or snowboarding.

As your children’s safety is our paramount concern, all students participating in skiing or snowboarding will be required to wear a helmet.  This must be an approved ski or snowboard helmet (bicycle or hockey helmets are not acceptable).  Helmets are available to rent for a nominal cost at the ski hill and are included with the rental of the equipment.  Additionally, all students participating in snowboarding are encouraged wear wrist guards and use a snowboard with permanent bindings.

Cost (for both sessions inclusive) Downhill at Calabogie :
renters = $84 (includes equipment, lessons, lift ticket, transportation) ($42/ day)
non-renters = $64  (includes lessons, lift ticket, transportation) ($32/ day)
Season pass holders = $44 (includes lessons and transportation) ($22/ day)

Cost (for both sessions inclusive) snowshoeing at Calabogie:

$74 (includes rentals, lift ticket, hot chocolate, guide and transportation) ($37/ day)


Drop off and Pick up times for Winter Activity Days:
Feb 22nd – leave EOM at 9:00am, return to EOM at 3:00pm
Feb 23rd – leave EOM at 9:00am, return to EOM at 3:00pm
Mar 7th    – leave EOM at 9:00am, return to EOM at 3:00pm
Mar 8th   – leave EOM at 9:00am, return to EOM at 3:00pm

The permission form and check must be returned by Monday, January 25th, 2016. In addition all students are required to complete the online form for equipment rentals, regardless of whether or not they are renting equipment.  Please visit the “Personal Information Form” tab at the top of this page for a link to the form.