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2024 District-Wide School Summer Closure

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For your information, the 2024 District-Wide School Summer Closure for Coast Mountains School District is scheduled from 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 15 through to 12:00 noon, Monday, August 19 to accommodate maintenance activities during that time.

Important Notations:

  •  FOB access for teaching staff will be turned off at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 15 through to 12:00 noon, Monday, August 19.
  •  Staff that may require access during the 2024 District-Wide School Summer Closure, should contact their School Principal for assistance.
  • School Principals will continue to have FOB access during the summer closure period.
  • Unless authorized by our Facilities Department, the scheduling of summer extra-curricular events or activities held in school facilities must be coordinated outside of the 2024 District-Wide School Summer Closure period.  User groups will require special permission from the Facilities Department for access during the summer closure period.

Should you have questions, or you require additional information, please contact your School Principal or Rob Schibli, Director of Facility Services at (250) 638-4405 for assistance.

Have a wonderful summer!

Attention Landlords .. CMSD is Seeking Rental Properties for New Employees

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Coast Mountains School District 82 (CMSD) 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 an employee of School District 82, we invite you to contact us at rentals@cmsd.bc.ca.

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

 CMSD Flyer – Seeking Rental Properties for New Employees

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

Hazelton/Kitwanga Schools Closed Due to Power Outage – April 30 (Afternoon)

 

Please be informed Coast Mountains schools in the Hazeltons and Kitwanga will be closed this afternoon, April 30, due to a prolonged power outage.   BC Hydro estimates power restoration by the end of today.

Hazelton Secondary School
Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School
New Hazelton Elementary School
Kitwanga Elementary School

Students are being dismissed from school for the afternoon.  Parents-caregivers are being contacted prior to dismissing students from school.  

Parents/guardians are being contacted to pick up their children at the school.  Bussing arrangements are in place to transport students home noting that busses are running 2 hours ahead of their regular schedules.

 

 

2023-2024 StrongStart & Kindergarten to Grade 12 Registration Is Now Open

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In preparation for the 2023-2024 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents/caregivers in registering new students for the StrongStart Early Learning Program, Kindergarten and Grade 1 to 12 for the upcoming school year (2023-2024) in Coast Mountains School District.

It is important that parents/caregivers take note of the specific registration deadlines and procedures.

Please visit the following pages (click on the links below to view) for the specific registration details, deadlines and options on how to register your child for the StrongStart Program and Kindergarten to Grade 12.  These pages can also be viewed on the main page of the School District’s website located under the Parent Resources tab.

2023-2024 New Student Registration & Cross Boundary Application

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration Procedures

2023-2024 StrongStart Early Learning Program Registration Procedure

A general overview for the information of parents/caregivers:

  • The StrongStart Program provides parent/caregiver participation and a learning program for children 0 to 5 years of age.
  • All School District 82 elementary schools offer full day Kindergarten for our youngest learners.  To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school.  Registration for Kindergarten takes place from January 16 to February 24, 2023.
  • The Cross Boundary procedure for Kindergarten to Grade 12 is detailed for parents/caregivers interested in an out-of-catchment area school for their child to attend.
  • Students who opt for French Immersion usually enter the program in Kindergarten and continue their French studies through to grade twelve.  In Grade 12, students receive a ‘Double Dogwood’ (a bilingual graduation certificate).  Students may also begin the program in Grade 1.  Please visit the Kindergarten Registration Procedures page for details.

Should you require further assistance, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Coast Mountains Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.