Great News! The Board of Education approved the CMSD82 2015-2017 Strategic Plan for Trades Training at the Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 setting the direction for the next three years. Our Superintendent of Schools, Katherine McIntosh, and Director of Instruction (School Support), Janet Meyer, will start an extensive public consultation to share and receive feedback on the Strategic Plan.
Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff McKay to the temporary position of District Technical Skills Administrator effective February 1, 2015. In this newly created position, Geoff will work with the school district’s senior management team in the development of the Trades & Employment Training Centre. Congratulations Geoff!
In preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents in registering their child on the following dates. If you have not already done so, pre-registration is requested in order to provide the School District Administration the time to plan staffing to meet school needs.
Schools are open to take registration for Kindergarten from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. between January 12, 2015 and March 6, 2015.
The School District will make every effort to place students who have registered by March 6, 2015 in their catchment area school. Students registering after March 6, 2015 may not be granted a place in their catchment area school.
To be eligibile for entry to school in September 2015 students must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2015. A birth certificate, proof… Continue reading
School District 82 Policy 1030 outlines student attendance/catchment area procedures in accordance with Ministry of Education policies on Schools of Choice. It is important that parents take note of specific deadlines defined within this policy and ensure the procedures listed below are followed:
- Students must be registered at their catchment area school.
- Cross Boundary/Out-of-Catchment Applications: After registering at your catchment area school, applications must be received at your school of choice by February 16, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year.
- New In-Catchment Registrations: Registrations will be received up to March 6, 2015 for new students including Kindergarten. Applications received after this date will have to wait until school staffing is complete before receiving status of school enrolment. Wait-listed students who are in catchment area may be moved as soon as space is available.
- Confirmation of Cross Boundary Applications… Continue reading
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of British Columbia students’ academic skills, and provides a snapshot of how well BC students are learning foundation skills in Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Numeracy.
The main purpose of the assessment is to help the province, school districts, schools and school planning councils evaluate how well students are achieving basic skills, and make plans to improve student achievement. FSA is designed and developed by British Columbia educators. The skills assessed are linked to the provincial curriculum and provincial performance standards.
The assessment is administered annually to Grade 4 and 7 students in public and provincially funded independent schools.
FSA 2015 Assessment Administration Dates
Assessment Administration in Schools:
January 12 – February 20, 2015
More information is available on the Ministry… Continue reading
May the Holiday Season ahead be peaceful and enjoyable. I want to sincerely thank each of you for the contribution you make to the success of Coast Mountains School District.
Together I believe we are confirming our reputation as a district that cares. Thank you again for all you do for the young people and their families that we serve, and enjoy this special time of the year.
Superintendent of Schools