Last Friday, the B.C. government announced a change to BC’s Family Day. Starting in 2019, BC’s Family Day will move to the third Monday in February (instead of the second Monday of February).

In light of this announcement, the proposed 2018-2019 School Calendar was revised to reflect the BC Family Day date change effective 2019. As a result of this date change, the Curriculum Implementation Day scheduled on February 22 was rescheduled to February 15. The revised school calendar also reflects the June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, noting this is a Regular Day of Instruction.

Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 is seeking public feedback regarding the “revised” 2018-2019 Proposed School Calendar. If you have completed the initial survey, much appreciated if you could complete the survey again as it has been changed to reflect the revised school calendar information.

For your information and viewing,… Continue reading


CMSD82 Internal Release – Ceremony of Remembrance, Bonnie Shaw – Feb. 10, 2018


It is with heartfelt sadness that we inform employees of the passing of school district retiree, Bonnie Shaw on February 3, 2018. Bonnie passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after bravely fighting health challenges for many years.

Bonnie originally joined the school district in January 1965 in a temporary teaching assignment at Cassie Hall Elementary School followed by teaching assignments at E.T. Kenney Primary School. After assuming a position with a local realtor company in June 1975, Bonnie returned to the school district as a part-time teacher at Skeena Junior Secondary School in October 1979. Upon her retirement in June 2007, Bonnie held a part-time Grade 7 teaching assignment at Uplands Elementary School. During her tenure with the school district, Bonnie held several teaching positions with her prime assignments teaching English as a Second… Continue reading



Coast Mountains School District 82 is pleased to present the following Social Media Awareness & Parenting the Digital World presentations by Safer Schools Together for parents/guardians of school-aged children:

Monday, February 19, 2018
REM Lee Theatre, Terrace – 7pm to 9pm
4920 Straume Avenue – Google map directions: https://goo.gl/maps/N4rze1X7YHq

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Hazelton Secondary School (cafeteria) – 7pm to 9pm
2725 Highway 62 – Google map directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sNmC4ZQuVF82


To view the posters for the Social Media Awareness & Parenting the Digital World presentations, please access the following links:

CMSD82 Parent-Guardian Presentation Flyer – Feb. 19, 2018 – Terrace

CMSD82 Parent-Guardian Presentation Flyer – Feb. 20, 2018 – Hazelton

With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our kids and teach them responsible and appropriate use of technology?  The parameters of rules… Continue reading


Congratulations Message from Superintendent to CMSD82 Staff re Six-Year Completion Rates – January 26, 2018


Dear CMSD82 Staff,

I am very proud and thrilled to share the significant improvement for Coast Mountains School District’s average school completion rates based on new data released from the B.C. Ministry of Education. The six-year completion rates for 2016-2017 throughout the province were released in early January 2018.

The six-year completion rate is the percentage of students who graduate with a B.C. Certificate of Graduation or B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma, within six years from the first time they enroll in Grade 8, adjusted for migration in and out of B.C. The rates include female, male, Aboriginal, English Language Learning (ELL) and Special Needs students.

Coast Mountains School District’s latest six-year completion rates (as attached) show that since 2014, there has been a continuous increase in the number of students graduating from high… Continue reading

In preparation for the 2018-2019 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents/guardians in registering their child on the following dates.  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 8, 2018 and March 9, 2018.

The School District will make every effort to place students who have registered by March 9, 2018 in their catchment area school.  Students registering after March 9, 2018 may not be granted place in their catchment area school.

To be eligibile for entry to school in September 2018 students must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2018.  A birth certificate, proof of immunization, a BC Care Card and parent/guardian… Continue reading