Guidance Information

Guidance Department Overview

The Guidance and Career education program is a vital part of Bayside’s total program and involves the efforts of all staff members. The primary Guidance and Career Education policy for students in Grades 1 to 12 is “Choices Into Action”. It is a comprehensive program highlighting three areas of learning: student, interpersonal, and career development. Its basic objective is for students to learn to make informed and appropriate choices to ensure their successful transition from elementary to secondary school and from secondary school to further education, training and the workplace. Through our program, students are given opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that they need in order to:
· Live and work cooperatively and productively
· Set goals and monitor progress
· Carry out their social responsibilities
The program is delivered through a variety of means including:
· Classroom instruction
· Orientation and exit programs
· Development of a path to graduation using web applications
· Career exploration activities
· Individual and short term counseling
 At Bayside, the Guidance Office supports this policy by providing students, parents, guardians, and educators with basic information about resources that may be of assistance in these transitions. We have a Child and Youth Counsellor available to meet the social and emotional needs of our students. We also have other community members who support our services. We hope you find the web links we’ve provided helpful. Please call the Guidance Office if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.
Post-Secondary Links:
Tutoring Help Sites:

Families seeking homework help and a safe place to work are welcome to join the Belleville Public Library Homework Club Tuesdays from 4pm to 7pm. Call 613-968-6731 ext 2237 for more information. Computers are provided.
Personal Support Sites:
Personality and Careers Tests:

Who We Are:
Jackie Powell, Guidance Head and Advanced Placement Coordinator ext. 2184
Michelle Reinhardus, Guidance and Peer Helping Teacher ext. 2178
Jamie Mastorakos, Guidance Teacher ext. 2125
 Sharon Smit, Guidance Office Assistant ext. 2118
 Colleen Schnaithmann, Child and Youth Counsellor ext. 2113

Literacy Help


The following links from the Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO) will help you prepare for the Literacy test. Please access and review the resources included.

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Support Materials:

For Parents

For Students


School Events

Bayside is a very active school and we maintain students' interests with a wide variety of events both in school and out of school.  Follow the tabs in this section to find out how we engage student learning in a variety of innovative and exciting ways.


Community Info

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.