The following open letter was sent to parents and guardians on May 28, 2020 regarding the transition to optional, part-time, in-class instruction as we move to Stage 3 of B.C.’s K-12 Education Restart Plan.
This letter includes information on the health and safety measures that are being implemented in schools, as well as information for parents/guardians who choose to keep their children learning at home.
We will continue to share further updates with you as we receive them.
Letter to CMSD82 Parents-Guardians from Acting Superintendent of Schools – May 22, 2020 (letter in PDF format)
Dear CMSD82 Parents and Guardians,
I would like to thank those of you who took the time last weekend to respond to one or both of our surveys and your feedback received regarding your thoughts on returning to school part-time. Your input is greatly valued and appreciated.
The Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced last week that we would be resuming face-to-face instruction on a part-time voluntary basis starting June 1, 2020.… Continue reading
Dear Kindergarten to Grade 5 Parents & Guardians,
An announcement on the phased-in approach to resuming in-class instruction for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 (K-5) will be made by Coast Mountains School District 82 in the very near future. This will not be a return to normal. It will be voluntary and part-time. With only a few weeks left in the school year, we anticipate many K-5 students will not return to the classroom until September. We are, however, exploring ways to safely return K-5 students back to school before the summer, to… Continue reading
On May 6, 2020, the Government of British Columbia released the BC Restart Plan, which includes a plan to re-open schools.
As COVID-19 spread, governments everywhere took action to slow the rate of transmission, including reducing in-classroom learning. For most British Columbians with young children, this meant having to stay at home to look after their kids. While many workplaces have made work-from-home accommodations, that hasn’t been an option for everyone. Our schools and educators rose to the challenge with on-line instruction and resources to keep our kids learning, but this placed a heavy burden on… Continue reading
The Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 School Calendar at its February 26, 2020 Regular Board Meeting with final approval received from the Ministry of Education on May 7, 2020.
The first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Please find the 2020-2021 School Calendar with non-instructional days, a district in-service day, early dismissal days, spring and winter breaks, etc. A backgrounder page is also provided outlining details… Continue reading
Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Education, Rob Fleming will be answering questions from children about COVID-19 during a virtual town hall that will be live streamed on Saturday, May 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on News 1130’s Facebook page.
Details about the event and instructions for children to submit questions can be found on City News and News 1130’s website.
This event will be posted to CMSD82 school websites and shared with our District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) and School PACs for the information of parents and guardians.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer has prepared a special video address to thank teachers, educational assistants and school staff for all their work during these unprecedented times.
As we continue to flatten the COVID-19 curve in B.C., Dr. Henry shares it is crucial that we maintain the supports established for the children of essential service workers and make sure we continue to expand the provision of in-person support for vulnerable students, and students with disabilities and diverse abilities.
Please watch Dr. Henry’s video and share with your colleagues.
As part of our continued efforts to communicate regularly with staff, parents-guardians and school communities, please find a video message from our Acting Superintendent of Schools, Janet Meyer issued April 9:
By continuing to work together, we are confident that we will find the way forward together.
Wishing you a Happy Easter! Let’s remember to continue to flatten the curve by adhering to social distancing over the Easter Long Weekend. Stay safe and be well.
Coast Mountains School District would like to make parents and guardians aware that teachers will be making phone calls to students and parents, and many of these calls will not be coming from your school’s phone number. Some of the calls may show up as No Caller ID.
The school district would like to request that you please consider answering these calls over the next while as it could be a teacher attempting to contact you.
If by the end of this week, parents or guardians who have not had any contact from your school(s), or the… Continue reading
A Message for CMSD82 Staff, Students & Families
Coast Mountains School District 82 continues to work closely with the Provincial Health Officer, the Ministries of Health and Education, and Northern Health in monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We all play an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 within our school communities.
We share some general operation details for your immediate information, in an effort to provide up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the impacts to our school district:
- As we prepare to support student learning from a distance, schools are not open to students, the… Continue reading