CMSD82 Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar & Backgrounder


CMSD82 Letter to Parents-Guardians re Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar



School districts across the province are involved in calendar amendments related to the new Ministry of Education Curriculum Implementation Plan that has recently been announced.  The Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), supported by provincial partners in education, announced a plan to support the implementation of the new curriculum.

As part of this plan, school districts have been asked to add 10 hours of non-instructional time to this school year which will reduce instructional hours equivalent to two regular school days.  The time will be provided for teachers to familiarize themselves with the new curriculum and to plan for its implementation in the coming year.

Coast Mountains School District in collaboration with the Coast Mountain Teachers’ Federation has selected Friday, January 15, 2016… Continue reading

In an effort to maintain open communication, especially regarding issues pertaining to student safety, we wish to inform you that Coast Mountains School District 82 will be installing video camera surveillance on Kitimat School Bus Route #40 only.  Letters were sent home last week with Kitimat students utilizing school bus services informing parents/guardians of the video camera surveillance implementation on Bus Route #40.

The safety and welfare of our students and staff is of utmost importance in Coast Mountains School District.  The Haisla Nation Council in coordination with the School District has jointly agreed to the implementation and operation of video camera surveillance on Bus Route #40 to enhance the safety and security of all students.

The installation and operation of the video camera surveillance system is in full compliance with the provisions of the School District Policy, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act… Continue reading



Coast Mountains’ schools and the Board of Education Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Remembrance Day, and will re-open as regularly scheduled on Thursday, November 12.

Remembrance Day assemblies will be held throughout our school district on Tuesday, November 10.

On this Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to those past and present who served our country with courage and compassion.  Lest we forget …




Notice of Nomination Period – Thornhill Trustee By-Election  (PDF Bulletin)



PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 that a Trustee By-election will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 to elect one trustee to represent Coast Mountains School District 82 as follows:

Trustee (one) – Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Thornhill) (Area E of Kitimat-Stikine Regional District and the South and East portion of Area C of the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District including Copperside, Gossen, Kleanza, Usk, Jackpine Flats, Old Remo and Lakelse Lake).

NOMINATIONS FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES will be received during regular office hours from November 24, 2015 through December 4, 2015.


NOMINATION DOCUMENTS are available at the following location during regular office hours:

Coast Mountains Board of Education Office
3211 Kenney Street (Building A),… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – District Vice Principal Career-Trades – Feb. 1, 2016



It is with pleasure that we share the appointment of Doug Brewer to the new position of District Vice Principal, Career/Trades effective February 1, 2016.

Doug joined Coast Mountains School District in 1973 as a Trades/Shop Teacher at Caledonia Secondary School. He currently holds the position of District Career/Trades Teacher and Automotive Teacher at Caledonia Secondary School. Doug received a Bachelor of Science Industrial Education Degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Doug brings a diverse background to his new position having taught and developed courses that include power mechanics, automotive technology, residential carpentry, metalwork including experience as a Career Counsellor. Doug also managed a general residential contractor business in the Terrace area from 1974 to 2011. His broad experience base with a variety of trades combined with his reputation as a team builder will… Continue reading