Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year here in Coast Mountains School District.  I hope you have had an enjoyable summer break with some time to both relax and recharge, as well as pursue some of your personal interests.

The return to school is an exciting time for staff, students, and their families, often accompanied by a new-found energy and optimism for the year ahead.  For me, this year in particular brings a great sense of enthusiasm for the opportunities to build positive relationships that support the well-being and engagement of students in meaningful learning within classrooms that are welcoming, safe and inclusive.

This year Coast Mountains School District will embark on the Board of Education’s new strategic plan – Engage, Ignite, Empower – focused on student academic success and school community wellness, all while embracing and honouring the rich cultures and diversity within our classrooms and school environments.  You are encouraged to have a look at the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan (access link to view).

This communication includes important school start-up and bussing information for our school communities (as detailed below).  Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions or require further clarification.  For your convenience, we provide a link to the CMSD82 2022-2023 School Contact Information.

Again, welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  We all look forward to seeing you in September.

Sincerely,
Aaron Callaghan
Superintendent of Schools


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Pre-registration for all schools (with the exception of the Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre) will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 and 31, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Students not pre-registered should register on these dates.

District Schools will open on Tuesday, September 6 for all students (except Kindergarten).

  • Kindergarten students are requested to begin attending on the date arranged by the school.
  • Buses will make their morning runs at the usual time and their return runs after students have been in attendance for approximately two hours EXCEPT for students enrolled at Hazelton Secondary, Kitwanga Elementary, Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary and New Hazelton Elementary Schools who will attend at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6
  • The Alternate Bus Times for the afternoon of September 6 only for Kitwanga/Hazelton Schools and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School as well as the 2022-2023 Bus Schedule/Routes effective September 6 and 7 respectively are available here (click on link to view).

Regular school hours and bus runs will begin on Wednesday, September 7. Access the following links to view the 2022-2023 Return to School Messages and Bus Routes including school contacts:

CMSD82 2022-23 Hazelton-Kitwanga Return to School Message & Bus Routes
CMSD82 2022-23 Kitimat Return to School Message & Bus Routes
CMSD82 2022-23 Stewart Return to School Message
CMSD82 2022-23 Terrace-Thornhill Return to School Message & Bus Routes

Should you have questions or concerns regarding bus routing and scheduling the following steps are suggested:

1)   Contact your child’s/children’s School Principal.
2)  Contact the Operations Manager at Diversified Transportation bus lines at 250-635-7042 or 1-855-538-5287 for out of town.

 

2022-2023 School Supplies Lists

 

 

In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, please find links to the School Supplies Lists as provided by Coast Mountains School District schools.  Please reference the additional notations detailed below.

 

Please Note:

Suwilaawks Community School provide classroom supplies to students at a fee of $40/student.  Details regarding payment for classroom supplies will be provided to parents/guardians during the first week of school.  This fee will cover the supplies required for the year.  Students are asked to bring: a clearly labelled water bottle, a backpack and indoor shoes suitable for all day wear and gym/sport activities.

Thornhill Primary School provide classroom supplies to students for a fee.  Parents/Guardians will be provided information during the first week of school.

Caledonia Secondary School (Grades 10-12), Kitimat City High School and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School (Grades 9-12) provide information relating to classroom supplies to students during the first week of school.

Should you require further information during the summer months, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.  Alternatively, please contact your school during the last week of August 2022 for assistance.

We look forward to Coast Mountains’ students return to school on September 6, 2022.

Have a wonderful summer!

 

CMSD82 Strategic Plan 2022-2027 – Engage, Ignite, Empower

In Coast Mountains School District 82, we are proud of our successes and the positive impact we have on students’ lives.  Our Board of Education remains committed to putting students at the centre of everything we do with special thanks to the hard work and commitment of our staff who are highly skilled, motivated and committed to the well-being, inclusion and success of our students in every one of our schools.  We are always challenging ourselves to be even better for our students.

As School District 82 continues to grow and evolve, our Board of Education has developed a Strategic Plan through the culmination of extensive consultation with students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members.  The commitment and enthusiasm shown in developing this plan has demonstrated how deeply passionate our communities are about the education and well-being of our children, our youth, and our communities.

The Board of Education is pleased to present a clear, strong, collective vision and plan to guide us as we move forward over the next five years (2022-2027).  To view the CMSD82 Strategic Poster & Plan 2022-2027, please access the link provided below.The development and implementation of the Strategic Plan provides a collective focus for the school district to pursue the Board’s significant priorities and goals.

CMSD82 Strategic Poster & Plan 2022-2027

Guided by the Mission, Values and Vision statements, the Strategic Plan identifies our strategic priorities and goals.  These priorities reflect our commitment to:

 All Students Realizing their Full Potential
Honouring and Respecting Culture and Diversity
Well-Being within the Educational Community

Our five-year Strategic Plan offers a framework to guide administration, staff, parents/guardians and students towards more relevant and engaging learning experiences.  Now that the Board of Education has finalized the priorities, the school district’s senior leadership will create the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL).  The goals outlined in the operational plan (FESL) will be clearly outlined, with measurable and achievable goals, providing the next steps for our school district.  There is a commitment from the school district to use our plan for continuous quality improvements, being reflective, accountable and innovative in our focus on excellence in achieving learning outcomes.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Strategic Plan.  The Board of Education recognizes that we cannot achieve our goals alone – your engagement and involvement in this process is highly valued and very gratefully received.  We invite staff, students, families, educational partner groups and community members to learn more and support us in achieving our Goals, living our Values and achieving our Vision.

Please continue to engage in the conversations about the future of our school district community by attending Public Board Meetings, DPAC and PAC Meetings or emailing our Superintendent Janet Meyer at janet.meyer@cmsd.bc.ca with feedback or questions.

Learning Together, Realizing Success for All – Engage, Ignite, Empower!

 

 

Attention Landlords .. CMSD82 is Seeking Rental Properties for New Employees in the Communities of Kitimat, Terrace and the Hazeltons

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 wishes to secure rental properties for new employees in the communities of Kitimat, Terrace and the Hazeltons in preparation for the upcoming school year.

If you have a rental property and you would like to explore the opportunity to rent your property to School District 82, we invite you to contact us at rentals@cmsd.bc.ca.

Alternatively, we provide a link to the following CMSD82 flyer for sharing with family, friends and/or acquaintances for their interest in an opportunity to rent property to School District 82:

CMSD82 Flyer – Seeking Rental Properties in Kitimat, Terrace & Hazelton Areas for New Employees

Thank you in advance for your interest and support in sharing this flyer were possible.