Principal's Message

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 08:44

 HI everyone  Here is a letter from our Director:

April 8, 2015 Dear Parents/Guardians of Secondary School Students:

I wanted to share some information with you regarding the possibility of labour disruption in our secondary schools. Effective April 19, 2015, our secondary school teachers and secondary school occasional teachers will be in a legal strike position. Strike action can take a number of forms, such as work to rule, partial withdrawal of service, rotating strikes, or full withdrawal of service. However, the union must provide 5 days’ notice prior to commencing any type of action. Our secondary teachers and occasional teachers are represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). In a statement on Saturday, March 14th, the president of OSSTF Ontario announced that OSSTF is considering a full withdrawal of services in 7 Ontario school districts, including the OCDSB, by the end of April 2015. At that time, our union was not in a legal strike position and the school district remained and continues to remain committed to negotiating fair local collective agreements. However, this week, the possibility of labour disruption became more imminent once we received formal notification that the union will be in a legal strike position on April 19, 2015. Based on this information, the OCDSB has begun the strike contingency planning process in the event of a full withdrawal of service. To date, there has been no impact on curriculum delivery or extracurricular activities offered at our schools. Regular secondary school operations are expected to continue as usual unless and until we receive formal notice from the union of a withdrawal of service. Should that happen, we will notify students and their families immediately. I understand that the potential for labour disruption creates anxiety for our students, parents and staff. I am very sorry to have to raise this possibility with you, but the district is committed to keeping parents and students informed. We are actively working on contingency plans so that we can answer the many questions that you will have. We have posted background information on the OCDSB website and will continue to add to that in the days ahead to ensure that you have as much information as possible. You can also follow the updates posted to the OCDSB’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school principal or e-mail us at In closing, I would like to reiterate that this situation affects secondary schools only; elementary schools, including students enrolled in elementary programs in 7-12 schools, are not affected at this time. Regular school operations will continue at secondary schools until further notice.

Yours sincerely, Jennifer Adams Director of Education/Secretary of the Board

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 15:46

 Hi everyone

 A reminder Rideau  School is closed for Friary April 3 and Monday April 6 . Classes resume April 7 as usual. Have a safe and restful weekend.

 Mr Walker

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 18:45

 Hi everyone

 I wanted to make you aware that the following event: a trip May 29-30 to   Wonderland in Toronto  is NOT being sponsored or planned with any staff from Rideau HS.    This trip  is organized by an outside group which organizes students from across the province to attend Wonderland in Toronto:

 THIS IS EVENT IS NOT CONNECTED OR ORGANIZED IN  ANY WAY BY  STAFF AT RIDEAU HIGH SCHOOL . If you have any questions please call the school for further details 



 The following is the Facebook page of the NON sanctioned School event:


Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 09:45

Click here to see the Semester 1 exam schedule.

Please note that exams run January 26-30th, 2015.  Students are not required to attend school on a day when they do not have an exam however, they are welcome to come to school for quiet study in designated areas.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 15:03

Please click here for an outline of Rideau High School's Assessment & Evaluation Policy.

In the Spotlight

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 12:48

Some important dates...

Friday Feb 6 - Semester I report cards sent home

Thursday Feb 12 - Course Selection Information Fair (all day, Cafeteria)

Thursday Feb 12 - Meet-the-Teacher Event (5:00-7:00pm)

Friday Feb 13 - PA Day (no classes for students)

Monday Feb 16 - Family Day (no classes)

Wed Feb 25 - Black History Month Assembly (time TBD)

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:27

Over the next few weeks, students will be selecting their courses for the 2015-2016 school year.  Yes, it's that time of year already!

Guidance Counsellors and our Student Success Team will be distributing option sheets to all current students during early February.  To assist with course selection, students are encouraged to speak with their parents, teachers, Guidance Counsellors and our Guidance Services Assistant, Ms. Wilson.  Information about Rideau's course offerings for next year can be found by clicking here.  You will find a link to the online Secondary Course Guide as well as helpful tips and advice.

Course selection must be completed by all students no later than February 20, 2015.

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 13:49

Rideau Rams save a piece of Ottawa history

Read the full Ottawa Citizen May 23, 2014 article and view the video

"The Rideau High School shop students have since September spent about 1,300 class hours helping an existing group of volunteers, by fashioning wood and metal items, such as hinges, doors and window frames, for the restoration of the 600-series streetcar."

Rideau’s involvement has been a boon to the restoration group, but the restoration project has benefits beyond learning metal- and woodworking skills for the students.


Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 15:23

Watch the Video below for information for International Students

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