A reminder that all schools within Coast Mountains School District 82 and the Board of Education Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 19 and Easter Monday, April 22.

All schools will be back in session on Tuesday, April 23 as regularly scheduled.


Wishing all our students and staff a safe and happy Easter long weekend!





A safety concern was recently brought to our attention that involved threat related behaviour at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.  We immediately activated our multidisciplinary violence threat risk assessment process which involves police and other key community partners.  The threat was determined to be low risk and steps were immediately taken to address the concern and ensure appropriate supports were in place for all concerned.

Multiple rumours and misinformation about the incident are continuing to circulate and are creating some uncertainty at the school.  I  want to assure you that all staff and students are safe.  We take every precaution to ensure the safety of our students and staff and we take any reported act of violence very seriously.  Police continue to work closely with us as we respond to this incident.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student at Mount… Continue reading


The school district has implemented a new WiFi solution to simplify access for users with non-district devices.

The following networks will be replaced: BYOD Staff, BYOD Student, Guest.

The new network now available for connecting your non-district devices is: CMSD-BYOD.


To join the new WiFi Network using a district account, please follow the instructions provided below:

  1. Open your WiFi Settings on your device.
  2. Select CMSD-BYOD.
  3. This will bring up the Captive Portal log-in page.  Note if the Captive Portal does not open automatically, open your device’s browser and it will redirect to the log-in page.
  4. Select the CMSD UserID/Password option.
  5. This will bring up the Acceptable Use Policy.
  6. Read the policy and select the I accept the terms button.
  7. This will bring up the log-in page as displayed to the right.
  8. Enter your network username and password and select the Continue button.
  9. You will now be… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Jocelynn Drew, Teacher in Charge Interim Assignment, Bear Valley School   (PDF Format)


I am writing to share with you the interim assignment of Jocelynn Drew as Teacher in Charge at Bear Valley School effective April 1, 2019 until a replacement Principal has been determined.

We are grateful that Jocelynn is able to provide assistance with the upcoming retirement of Lionel Brideson, Principal at Bear Valley School effective March 31, 2019.

A long-term employee with the school district, Jocelynn currently holds a teaching position at Bear Valley School. She is an experienced and knowledgeable educator who has taught at both the secondary and elementary levels during her tenure with the school district in the community of Stewart.

Your understanding and patience is appreciated as we transition through this unexpected school administration change. Please be assured that the school district will be providing ongoing… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Geraldine Lawlor, Director of Instruction, Graduation & Innovation Appointment   (PDF Format)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Geraldine Lawlor to the position of Director of Instruction – Graduation & Innovation effective August 1, 2019.

Currently serving as Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, Geraldine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, a Bachelor of Education degree with concentrations in Chemistry and Biology, and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Geraldine brings more than 27 years of experience to the role of Director of Instruction – Graduation & Innovation having served in the positions of Teacher, Vice Principal and Principal in Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School and Kitimat City High School.

She has demonstrated exemplary leadership in serving as the Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School and the reputation she has… Continue reading

Coming Events

  • April 1: First day back to school following Spring Break
  • April 10 - Business Ctte. Mtg.
  • April 10 - Education Ctte. Mtg.
  • April 12 - Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)
  • April 19 - Good Friday (schools are not in session)
  • April 22 - Easter Monday (schools are not in session)
  • April 24 - Board of Education Meeting (Terrace)