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Bayside Secondary School is situated on Highway 2 between Belleville and Trenton.  The Bayside community extends from the western boundary of Belleville to the eastern boundary of Trenton and to several concessions north of Stirling.  Students from the elementary schools of Frankford Public School, Stirling Senior Public School and Bayside Public School join Bayside Secondary in Grade 9.  As well, BSS is the region’s secondary French Immersion school.  French Immersion students from Harry J. Clarke and from across the regions attend BSS to further their studies in French.
 
 
 
Our grounds have wooded trails, extensive playing fields, a quarry and a shoreline on the Bay of Quinte.  With this campus, we are able to offer a comprehensive Outdoor Education program including a 4 credit, Ecobound, experiential program.
 
We have an active School Council at the school.  Our School Council Chair is Mitch Lauzon and he can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Feel free to check our calendar as to the date of our next School Council meeting and parents are always invited to join us.
 
At BSS, we have many partners in the community.  We have many companies and institutions that support our Coop and other programs and we thank these partners for their support.  Students and staff actively raise funds to support local activities and charities.  Relay for Life, 30 Hour Famine and Free the Children are some of the national and global organizations that the BSS community supports.
 
We have over 30 International students who attend the school.  A number of our Bayside students participate in short and longer term exchanges with students from across the school.  We celebrate this international diversity at the school in many ways including the display of flags from different countries in our front foyer.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Keep in Touch

At Bayside, we work hard to keep parents and our community in touch with student progress and the activities at the school.  In this section, you can access our recent newsletters, our report timelines, daily announcements and our staff information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school at 613 966-2922 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Bayside Information

Our Campus
Our 200 acre campus (the largest in North America!) includes a quarry, wooded trails, extensive playing fields and shoreline on the Bay of Quinte. These facilities allow us to offer enhanced programs in many subject areas.

French Immersion
Bayside is home of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board's French Immersion program. We offer other specialty programs including International Studies, Communications Technology and EcoBound, a unique multi-credit package for senior students.

Daily Timetable
The school day runs from approximately 8:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is comprised of six 60-minute periods. Students take four classes and have one period for lunch and one Multi-Subject Instruction Period (more information below).

MSP
Bayside students have a class called MSP (Multi Subject Period). We take fifteen minutes from every class in the day and use that time to create the MSP class. This class provides student with the opportunity to get help with or complete assignments for other classes. We find that this is useful for our students because it eases their work load and offers opportunites for additional help when needed. With permission, students may leave their msp class to receive support from a different teacher.

Attendance
BSS uses a computerized attendance in order to provide accurate tracking of student lates and absences and to enhance communication with parents.  Students are required to sign in at the office when late for school.   Students are required to sign out at the office for any appointments by presenting a note from parent or guardian.  Notes from a parent or guardian are required to explain any absence.

Keep in mind that the semester passes quickly and good marks must be maintained from the very beginning in order to ensure success. A student who is absent from a scheduled test without authorization will receive a grade of "O". A medical certificate will be necessary if a student misses semester-end examinations.

Evaluation
Student evaluation is a continual process based upon class performance, tests, assignments and reports, as well as culminating activities. Culminating activities for all courses are held at the end of each semester. These can consist of written examinations, projects, or some combination. There will be at least three reports to parents during each semester.  Refer to the Keep in Touch section of the website for the details regarding reporting.