In late January-early February 2021, the school district’s School Calendar Committee was convened to develop a School Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.  The School Calendar Committee consists of school district partner representatives from the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC), Coast Mountains Administrators’ Association (CMAA), Coast Mountain Teachers’ Federation (CMTF) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2052 as well as the Superintendent of Schools, Director of Instruction (Graduation & Innovation) and a Trustee representative.

The School Calendar Committee created a three-year calendar for Coast Mountains School District 82.  The Board of Education approved the three School Calendars at its February 24, 2021 Regular Board Meeting with final approval received from the Ministry of Education late last week.

Please find links to the 2023-2024 School Calendar with non-instructional days, a district in-service day, early dismissal days, spring and winter breaks, etc.   A backgrounder page is also provided for the calendar outlining the details and respective amendments.

CMSD82 2023-2024 School Calendar
CMSD82 2023-2024 School Calendar – Backgrounder

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the School Calendar:

  • The School Act and the School Calendar Regulation allows school districts to develop school calendars for up to three years, if they choose to do so. Developing school calendars takes a lot of work and consultation, so it was decided to move to a three-year calendar for operational efficiency and to facilitate better long-term planning for the school district and families.
  • If a school calendar requires any kind of change the Board of Education must follow the amendment process outlined in the School Calendar Regulation. Basically any proposed change would be made publicly available before the change is made.  However, not all change requires the school district to go through a new consultation or approval process (i.e. changing the date of a non-instructional day).
  • The School Act sets a minimum number of hours for instruction that must be offered to students. It is up to the school district to determine how those hours are achieved throughout the school year.  The minimum required hours are:  Kindergarten 853 hours / Elementary 878  hours / Secondary 952 hours.
  • The Ministry of Education sets the number of non-instructional days. The School Calendar Committee in consultation with school district partners determine the non-instructional days.  The Committee does their best to ensure all non-instructional days are spread evenly within each calendar.
  • Aside from non-instructional days being required through provincial regulations, these days provide our exempt staff, teachers and support staff with important opportunities to continue their professional learning and stay current in their practice.

Should you have questions or you require additional information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or at


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  • Febr 22: Public Board Meeting (Kitimat, hybrid format)
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