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Welcome to Rideau High School!​
News and Information from the Principal
Steve Spidell (email:   Twitter: @RideauPrincipal)

Free Inuktitut lessons! - Rideau students and staff are welcome to join staff from the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre in Manido Onji (Room 200) every Wednesday at lunch!​

Is your child struggling with school attendance? - Check out the Attendance Fact Sheet on our Student Services page.

Math Strategies - The Ontario Mathematics Curriculum is based on the belief that students learn mathematics most effectively when they are given opportunities to investigate ideas and concepts through problem solving and are then guided carefully into an understanding of the mathematical principles involved. At the same time, it of operational skills remains an important focus of the curriculum. Learn more about Balanced Mathematics Instruction hereLooking for resources and publications to help your child in math? Check out the Ministry of Education's website

How to Help Your Child (and you) Break the Stress Cycle and Fully Engage With Life​​

TV Ontario's ​The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Tuesday January 17 at 8:00pm

Dr. Shanker will discuss the content of Self-Reg, his new book which helps parents understand the impact of excessive stress on children’s behaviour, emotions and learning, and what to do about it. Dr. Shanker’s book has helped many parents understand the difference between misbehaviour and stress behaviour and how to help their child experience the calmly focused state where learning and growth can occur. The book has sold very well since its release in June 2016 and has now been translated into German, Dutch, Korean and Polish, with further editions and translations in the works.

Upcoming Events
(updated Jan 17, 2017)

January 19, 2017 - Indigenous Education Parent Forum 

7:00pm - Rideau High School

The OCDSB Indigenous Education team would love to hear from you!​​​  For more information, please call or email Jody Alexander at or 613-596-8211 x8179.

January 24-27, 2017 - Semester 1 Final Evaluations

Tue Jan 24 - Period 1 classes
Wed Jan 25 - Period 2 classes
Thu Jan 26 - Period 3 classes
Fri Jan 27 - Period 4 classes

Some Semester 1 courses may have final exams while others may have formal evaluations of another format (ex. interview, presentation, lab activity, performance task, etc.).  Students should consult with their teachers to confirm the date and time of their final evaluations.  For classes with exams, the following schedule will apply:

In the event that exams are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, a message will be posted on this website.

February 6 - 17, 2017 - Student Transfer Requests 

Students who wish to attend a school other than their designated secondary school may apply for a transfer during this window.  See the Student Transfer Parent Guide​ for more information.​  Deadline is 3:00pm on February 17, 2017.

To be determined - Grade 8 Information Events 

A date for our annual Grade 8 Information Events will be announced very soon!  Please keep an eye on this website for more details.​​



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Rideau High School

Phone: 613-746-8196
Fax: 613-746-7834


815 St. Laurent Blvd

Ottawa, Ontario
K1K 3A7 (Map)​


Steve Spidell




Sherri Tanner

Greg Wysynski


Chief Custodian

Yves Nezan

Office Administrator

Valerie Legault

School Council Chair

Jennifer Moroziuk


Pino Buffone


Chris Ellis


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To report a student absence,
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