Coast Mountains’ schools and the Board of Education Office will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Remembrance Day, and will re-open as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, November 12.

Remembrance Day assemblies will be held throughout our school district on Friday, November 8.

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




CMSD82 New Release – Worrisome Video Post, Caledonia Secondary School, October 26, 2019  (PDF Format)


A safety concern was brought to our attention that involved threat related behaviour at Caledonia Secondary School late Saturday, October 26.  School administration were alerted to a YouTube video posted by a student that contained some worrisome content.

We immediately activated our multi-disciplinary Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) process which involves police and other key community partners. The threat was assessed and steps were immediately taken to address the concern and ensure appropriate supports were in place for all concerned.

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CMSD82 News Release – Ray McDonald, Secretary Treasurer Resignation – Jan. 24, 2020


It is with regret that we announce the resignation of Ray McDonald, Secretary Treasurer effective January 24, 2020. Ray has accepted the position of Secretary Treasurer with the Vancouver Island North School District No. 85 and will assume his role effective February 1, 2020.

Ray has decided to return to Port McNeill to be closer to his family. He joined Coast Mountains School District on January 7, 2019 in the position of Secretary Treasurer.

The school district extends its sincere thanks to Ray for his… Continue reading


An incident occurred at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School (MEMSS) this morning, September 26, where a small amount of a gas substance was spilled in a Senior Science Classroom.  At the time of the incident, there was one teacher and a few students, as it occurred as the rest of the school was departing for a scheduled Terry Fox Run.

The Kitimat Fire Department attended immediately and were quick to test the area deeming it safe for staff and students.  Air quality levels were reported as normal with no impact to the school’s air quality.

Following the Fire… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Temporary H.R. Officer Appointment, Denise McGillivray


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the appointment of Denise McGillivray to the temporary position of Human Resources Officer through to August 31, 2020. Denise will assume her temporary role effective October 21, 2019 following the transition from her current position.

Denise joined the school district in 1998 as the Careers Program Secretary at Caledonia Senior Secondary School. She assumed the temporary role of School Secretary at Cassie Hall Elementary School for the 2000-2001 school year before returning to Caledonia Senior Secondary School in the position of… Continue reading