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As part of the transition to Stage 3 of BC’s K-12 Education Restart Plan, school districts and independent school authorities are required to make in-school instruction available to K-12 students in accordance with the Expectations for Stage 3.  This includes offering childcare services 5 days per week to children whose parents/caregivers provide essential services in their community.  The K-12 Education Restart Plan states that teachers, administrators and support staff should be considered essential service workers.

A key priority to BC’s pandemic response plan is to ensure that children of essential service workers are cared for so that their parents can continue to work.

Please note that in order to qualify for on-site support:

  1. All parents or guardians are deemed essential service workers.
  2. No parent or guardian is able to work from home.
  3. Family members aged 12 and older are considered able to care for younger siblings at home, and therefore these families may not be eligible.
  4. You do not have alternate care arrangements for your child.

It is important that essential service workers exhaust all possibilities for support of their children before accessing services that may be provided by Coast Mountains School District 82.  This will help the school district in its efforts to apply health and safety protocols as defined by the Provincial Medical Health Officer.  Please be aware, depending on available resources, essential service worker status may need to be prioritized.

Available on-site support resources will be allocated in the following order of priority:

Priority 1:
Health care workers and/or emergency responders.

Priority 2:
Workers supporting vulnerable populations (e.g. social workers, income assistance workers); utilities workers and workers supporting key supply chain functions (e.g. grocery store workers, warehouse workers).

Priority 3:
Teachers and childcare workers who do not have access to childcare AND who are providing care or instruction to children of essential service workers.

Priority 4:
Any other occupations on the expanded Emergency Management BC list where there is demonstrated community need for care.


If you are an essential service worker with a child attending school in Coast Mountains School District 82, and you are requesting to have your child considered for on-site support, please complete the following form and forward to Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office via email to carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca. 

CMSD82 Onsite Support Application for Essential Service Workers (fillable)

Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Carole at (250) 638-4401.


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