Next CMSD82 Strategic Planning Engagement Virtual Session – Thursday, April 15, 12noon to 1pm

 

Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 (CMSD82) is holding a series of virtual Strategic Planning Engagement Sessions.  These sessions will provide an opportunity for everyone to participate and have their voice heard.  This input will play an important role in the direction of School District 82 in the next five years.

We share the following links to an introductory video that speaks to the CMSD82 Strategic Planning process as well as the CMSD82 Strategic Planning Engagement Poster for your information and for sharing with family and friends:

Introductory Video – CMSD82 Strategic Planning Process

CMSD82 Strategic Planning Engagement Invitation Poster

 What is Thought Exchange? – YouTube Demo Video

Low Tech Feedback Form – CMSD82 Strategic Planning

An invitation is extended for everyone’s participation in one of the five virtual interactive sessions as listed below.  All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on CMSD82’s YouTube Channel.

Strategic Planning Engagement Interactive Zoom Sessions

Wednesday, February 17 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, February 26 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 15 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Zoom links for each interactive session are available here.

To stay engaged in the CMSD82 Strategic Planning process from February 17 to April 15, 2021, please access the following social media venues:

CMSD82 Twitter Account @CoastMtnSD – #NAUWU
The backgrounder to #NAUWU (“Nothing About Us Without Us”) will
be shared with participants during the interactive sessions.

CMSD82 Website – www.cmsd.bc.ca

Thoughtexchange (click on link) – A Crowd Sourcing Platform
A live information exchange platform that allows interaction with other individuals’ ideas.
An introduction
to Thoughtexchange will be offered during the interactive sessions.
Your input is welcome until April 16, 2021.

Your input will assist the Board of Education in the creation and development of the next Strategic Plan for School District 82.  We look forward to your participation and welcome your input.  

For further information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or 1-855-635-4931, extension 4401.

Updated CMSD82 COVID-19 School Safety Plans

 

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: 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-safe-schools

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

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

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School Temporary School Closure – Extended March 8-12, 2021

 

CMSD82 News Release – MGA Temporary School Closure Extended – March 8-12, 2021  (PDF Format)

 

On March 1, 2021, Coast Mountains School District 82 received formal notification from the Northern Health Authority regarding a second confirmed COVID-19 exposure at its Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School, which is located on Provincial lands requiring access through the Gitanmaax Reserve located on Federal lands.

The Gitanmaax Band Council has passed a further resolution on March 2, 2021 indicating access to the Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School is denied until March 12 inclusive.  The notification was received by the school district this morning, March 4.

This temporary school closure is not a COVID-19 closure.  That directive can only be authorized by the Northern Health Authority and the Ministry of Education.  This closure is based on the precautionary safety measures undertaken by the Gitanmaax Band Council for their community.

During this extended temporary school closure, the school principal and staff will continue to work out of the remote hub located in the Game Changer Program building, separate to Hazelton Secondary School.  Access to the remote hub will be permitted to Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School staff only while ensuring social distancing protocols are followed.  The school principal will continue to determine the specific duties and work location of staff on a case-by-case basis.

Parents/guardians will be contacted today regarding the extended temporary school closure.  School staff will be engaged with families and students in an effort to continue online educational engagement.

We are extremely grateful for the resilience and perseverance demonstrated by the staff, students and families of Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School during these unprecedented times.

Should you have questions or you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at (250) 638-4407 or via covid@cmsd.bc.ca.

Sincerely,
Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

 

Updated CMSD82 District & School COVID-19 Safety Plans – 2020-2021 School Year

 

On February 4, 2021, the Ministry of Education announced changes to the health and safety requirements in place for schools. The updates include:

  • Prevent crowding at all times; pay particular attention at the start and end of day.
  • Avoid close face-to-face contact whenever possible.
  • Assign staff to a specific cohort whenever possible.
  • Stagger recess, lunch, and class transition times whenever possible.
  • Ensure that the use of masks does not reduce or replace practicing physical distancing and other prevention measures, for both students and staff.
  • Ensure prevention measures are in place in staff-only areas, including break and meeting rooms.
  • Implement music classes according to the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association and the Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia Guidance for Music Classes.
  • Ensure physical activity is delivered in line with the guidance in this document.
  • K-12 Health Check App

The following documents were updated in conjunction with the enhanced safety measures announced on February 4 as the Province continues to strengthen health and safety plans in K-12 schools to keep students, teachers and staff safe during the pandemic.

The updated CMSD82 District and School COVID-19 Safety Plans reflecting the revised Provincial Health & Safety Guidelines for Kindergarten to Grade 12 are provided below for your information and viewing:

CMSD82 Updated Education Re-Start Plan School Year – Feb. 24, 2020
Bear Valley School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 21, 2021
Caledonia Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Cassie Hall Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 4, 2021
Ecole Mountainview – Updated COVID Safety Plan – February 11, 2021
Hazelton Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 19, 2021
Kildala Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 18, 2021
Kitimat City High School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 10, 2021
Kitwanga Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 23, 2021
Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 24, 2021
Mount Elizabeth Middle-School Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 18, 2021
Nechako Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan, Feb. 16, 2021
New Hazelton Elem. School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 24, 2021
NTETC – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Parkside Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 11, 2021
Skeena Middle School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Suwilaawks Com. School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 10, 2021
Thornhill Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 8, 2021
Thornhill Primary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 23, 2021
Uplands Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 9, 2021

If you have specific questions related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to forward your questions to covid@cmsd.bc.ca, which comes directly to the Superintendent’s email inbox.  If District staff cannot answer your questions, we will reach out to other organizations to secure the answer and respond to you.