Coast Mountains School District 82 is pleased to provide the opportunity to the families of Bear Valley, Kildala Elementary, Kitwanga Elementary and Suwilaawks Community Schools with “free access” to the Summer Reading Boost Program. School District 82 purchased licenses for these schools to access this program featuring Dr. Janet Mort and the Joyful Literacy Teacher Team. The Summer Reading Boost Program was created in partnership with SD 91 (Nechako Lakes) due to the growing concern with the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on early learners … with summer looming, they knew for many struggling children the gaps will continue to grow.
This home-based program comprises 10 videos (video titles provided below) that instructs parents how to teach and practice Foundational Skills (K to 3). Each video is supported with a handout package of over 100 games, activities, read-aloud strategies and checklists from Janet Mort’s new book “Parent Power: You can teach your child to read!” All games and activities are designed to be productive, playful and fun for the whole family. We invite parents/guardians to use the program all summer long and throughout the next school year.
This series of ten 20-minute videos can be easily streamed online by parents for playful practice activities with important Foundational Skills all summer long. You can also download the videos for offline viewing. Each video is accompanied by a package of handouts that include instructions, games and activities for each video topic.
Video Titles include (package handouts for each video provided below):
- Alphabet Crazy Fun 1: My Family Teaches Me My ABC’s
- Alphabet Crazy Fun 2: Games, Practice and Celebrations
- Phonemic Play 1: Learning to read in the dark?
- Phonemic Play 2: Tricking Our Ears!
- Superpower Sight Words 1: One Two Three – READ!!!
- Superpower Sight Words 2: Practice, Play and Performance
- Come-alive Reading: It’s party-time reading in my home.
- Echo and Repeated Reading: I read just like you.
- Reading Buddies: Teaching Me, Loving Me and Reading with Me
- Writing Buddies: My Pen, Your Pen, Our Pen
How to Access the Video Series:
- Click on the “Video Showcase Link” provided below.
- Enter the password provided below in the “Enter Password” box and click the “Submit” button.
- You will now have access to stream the video series online, or download individual videos to view them offline (see instructions below).
Video Showcase Link:
Package Handouts with Instructions, Games and Activities for each Video Topic:
Questions about the Parent Power Summer Literacy Boost? Contact email@example.com.
CMSD82 News Release – Message of Sympathy and Support – May 30, 2021
It is with profound sorrow that we acknowledge the discovery of 215 children found buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Our thoughts go out to the people of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and to all impacted by this devastating news.
Coast Mountains School District 82 mourns the loss of these precious young lives. Flags at all our schools and office buildings will be lowered to half-mast from May 31 to June 8 at end of school day (215 hours) in memory of these children and to honour their lives.
We will take a moment of silence now to honour their memory and their families. Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange on Monday, May 31.
When we lower our flags, we remember the 215 children who were taken and we also remember that we are ‘all of one heart’ – sagayt k‘üülm goot (suh-gite ghoul-em got).
We will be here to listen and support. We are here to learn and teach. We are all brothers and sisters. We are all of one heart.
We all have a part to play in Truth and Reconciliation. It is all of our work to do. Every Child Matters.
Superintendent of Schools
Coast Mountains School District is located on the traditional territories of the Gitxsan, Haisla, Nisga’a and Tsimshian Nations … our Indigenous Languages Revitalization Coordinator, Colleen Austin and other Knowledge-Keepers invite you to experience the languages of these Indigenous Nations during Family Bingo Game Nights.
Join us for the upcoming Gitxsan Language Family Bingo Night scheduled on Thursday, May 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. It is a fun learning opportunity to enjoy with your family and win a prize!
A total of four Bingo games will be played during each Game Night. These events are free and everyone is welcome to join for one Game Night or for all Game Nights!
Registration is required for a Family Bingo Game Night(s) by emailing Carole Gagnon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon registration, Zoom details and distribution of bingo cards will be provided.
For your information, please find the upcoming dates and times of the virtual Family Bingo Game Nights:
Family Bingo Game Night – Thursday, May 27 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm via Zoom
Family Bingo Game Night – Thursday, June 17 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm via Zoom
Please access the following link to view and/or share the Family Bingo Game Night poster:
Indigenous Languages Revitalization Family Bingo Game Nights
Should you have questions or you require more information, please contact Colleen Austin by email at email@example.com or Carole Gagnon at (250) 638-4401.
Further to the Provincial Health Officer’s announcement on March 29, the updated Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 schools were received from the Ministry of Education yesterday, March 30. The changes to the new guidelines focus on masks, and the requirements for all students in Grades 4-12 to wear them at all times while in a school building and on the bus. The guidelines strongly encourage mask wearing for K-3 students as well.
The two documents are linked here for your reference:
BCCDC Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools
Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings
(Changes have been highlighted and include revised guidance for Staff Only Spaces,
Student Transportation on Buses, Personal Protective Equipment (with updated exemptions), PHE,
music classes, school sports and theatre/film/dance programs.)
An abbreviated explanation for the new guidelines can be found here:
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 K-12 School Safety Plans for Coast Mountains School District 82, please reference the information below:
Bear Valley School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021
Caledonia Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 29, 2021
Cassie Hall Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021
Ecole Mountainview Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021
Hazelton Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 7, 2021
Kildala Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 6, 2021
Kitimat City High School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021
Kitwanga Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 7, 2021
Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021
Mt. Elizabeth Mid-Sec School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021
Nechako Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021
New Hazelton Elem. School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021
Northwest Trades & Employ. Trng. Centre Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 14, 2021
Parkside Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021
Skeena Middle School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021
Suwilaawks Community School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021
Thornhill Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021
Thornhill Primary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021
Uplands Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1 2021