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Please be informed that all Coast Mountains’ schools in Kitimat are closed today, September 25, due to a power outage.  Communication from BC Hydro estimate power restoration at approximately 3:00 p.m. today.

Schools closed:

  • Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School
  • Kitimat City High
  • Nechako Elementary School
  • Kildala Elementary School

 

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Coast Mountains Board of Education have made arrangements for the convenience of School District families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.   Coast Mountains Board of Education does not insure expenses for student injuries that happen on school grounds or during school activities.  Parents and/or guardians are responsible for these expenses.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans,
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

Note … Coast Mountains’ students received material relating to the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program upon their return to school September 22, 2014 to bring home to their… Continue reading

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

We announced on September 17 how pleased we were that a tentative deal was reached between the government and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF).  We waited to learn the final details of the agreement reached and the ratification results to announce the opening of our schools.  Those details are now in hand and allow us to fully plan for our opening routines.

Ratification of Tentative Deal … The deal required ratification not only by teachers, but by Boards of Education across the province. Boards have completed their ratification today and teachers voted yesterday.

Opening Day … With a ratified deal, the first day of school will be Monday, September 22. We have well established routines and we will follow our normal opening day routines with a shortened first day.  Buses will make their morning runs at the usual time on… Continue reading

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

As many of you will have heard by now, I am writing to confirm that we have received word early this morning of a tentative agreement between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government.  With the assistance of mediator, Vince Ready, the two sides were able to agree on a framework for a negotiated settlement.  Both sides are meeting again today to finalize the settlement which will then be put to a ratification vote by both sides later this week.

It has been a long and difficult dispute for everyone involved, and we understand that you may have many questions about the exact date and procedures concerning school opening.  We have been working to ensure a smooth opening as soon as possible while school has not been in session.  There are still many organizational tasks that require teacher participation, we hope… Continue reading

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The Ministry of Education has launched the following new website for parents with information on teacher bargaining, parent support, student achievement and learning resources. Click on the link to access the website:

New Website for Parents

Everyone’s continued commitment to B.C. students during this challenging period is appreciated.