• More Richmond students will learn in seismically safer schools January 21, 2021
    Nearly 700 more students in Richmond soon will be learning in safer schools when seismic upgrades are complete at James Whiteside and William Bridge elementary schools.
  • Joint statement on Black Shirt Day January 15, 2021
    Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, and Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education, have released the following statement to mark Black Shirt Day on Jan. 15, 2021:
  • New Westminster students benefiting from new school January 12, 2021
    The wait is over for students in New Westminster who have begun the New Year in a new, modern, engaging and inspiring secondary school that will benefit the community now and in the future.
  • Safer school for Aldergrove elementary students January 8, 2021
    Students and staff at Shortreed Community Elementary school in Aldergrove will be better protected in the event of an earthquake, thanks to planned seismic upgrades.
Link to CMSD School Options


Yesterday evening the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF)  served strike notice which escalates their job action to Stage 3, a full withdrawal of services.  The strike notices received from the BCTF include:

  • 48-hours notice of a rotating strike of ALL districts on Monday, June 16 — it is our understanding that Monday is a study session day but teachers will not be at work.  We don’t yet know if there will be pickets; we will confirm as soon as possible. If there are no pickets, support staff will be expected to report to work as scheduled.
  • Three working days notice of a full withdrawal commencing Tuesday, June 17.

Both strike notices are provided below.  The rotating strikes scheduled for the remainder of this week will continue.

BCTF Full Strike Notice Served June 11, 2012

BCTF Rotating Strike Notice June 16 – Served June 11, 2014

Coast Mountains School District will follow up with an informational letter to parents/guardians.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Coming Events
  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

Northern Health Info Line

COVID-19 Online Clinic and Info Line for Northern BC residents: