• Plan to safely bring K-12 students back to class full time July 29, 2020
    Enhanced safety measures and additional resources will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to school on Sept. 8, 2020, with full-time in-class learning as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.’s Education Restart Plan.
  • Safer schools on the way for Vancouver students July 28, 2020
    Six safer schools are under construction in Vancouver, as students and families benefit from record investments in seismic upgrades and replacements in neighbourhood schools.
  • Minister and K-12 education partners’ statement of support for anti-racism July 24, 2020
    The following is a statement of support for anti-racism from Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, and the First Nations Education Steering Committee, First Nations Schools Association, BC School Trustees Association, BC Teachers’ Federation, CUPE BC, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association, BC School Superintendents Association, BC Association of School Business Officials […]
  • New community roundtable to tackle racism in B.C. schools July 24, 2020
    A new Community Roundtable on Anti-Racism in education has been created to support the development of an anti-racism action plan and to strengthen the K–12 curriculum, ensuring the culture, beliefs and ancestry of all students and staff are accepted, celebrated and understood.


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BC Government News – Orientation Week Ensures a Safe Ready & Welcome Return to School  (PDF Format)


To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of Sept. 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.

“Schools are going to look different in September,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “Staff, students and parents need time to get familiar with all the new health and safety procedures that are designed to keep them safe and… Continue reading


A fire occurred at our Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School (MEMSS) located in Kitimat this morning, August 12.  Fire damage was limited to a wall area that separates the small and large gymnasiums where the fire originated through the roof area.

The fire was contained immediately with our appreciation to the Kitimat Fire Department for their quick and efficient response in handling this incident.  The Kitimat Fire Department will remain on site to monitor fire hot spots.

We are grateful to acknowledge there were no injuries during this incident and that no adults and students were in the… Continue reading




August 10, 2020

On July 29, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Education Rob Fleming announced that B.C. K-12 students can be organized into learning groups when they return to school in September, as a measure to limit the number of in-person interactions and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Learning groups are groups of students and staff who remain together throughout a specific school term (e.g. a school quarter, semester or year) and who primarily interact with each other.  A learning group could be made up of a single class of students with their teacher, multiple… Continue reading


Dear CMSD82 Employees, Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

We hope you are taking time to relax this summer.

Last week, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Education Minister Rob Fleming announced a plan that enables Kindergarten through Grade 12 students to return to school in September, with full-time in-class learning, as the province moves to Stage 2 of British Columbia’s Education Restart Plan.

This stage is the second of five stages, in the five-stage return to school plan.  We are hoping to see larger numbers of students back in school on a full time face-to-face basis.

In this stage, students… Continue reading


For your information … kindly note the 2020 District-Wide School Summer Closure is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 13 through to 8:30 a.m. Monday, August 17 to accommodate maintenance activities during that time.

Please note … FOB access for teaching staff will be turned off at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 13 through to 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 17.  Staff that may require access during the 2020 District-Wide School Summer Closure, should contact their School Principal for assistance.  School Principals will continue to have FOB access during the summer closure period.

A friendly reminder … effective March… Continue reading

Coming Events

  • Happy Summer Holidays!
  • Sept 7: Labour Day (schools are not in session)
  • Sept 10-11: First Day Back to School (to be confirmed)
  • Sept 23: Business Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 23: Education Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 25: District In-Service Day (schools are not in session)
  • Sept 30: Regular (Public) Board Meeting

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