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In January 2018, the school district’s School Calendar Committee was convened to develop a School Calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

In accordance with the Ministry of Education’s School Calendar Regulation, non-instructional days were scheduled in the 2018-2019 school year for the purpose of providing teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities relating to the implementation of the curriculum.

The Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 School Calendar at its February 28, 2018 Regular Board Meeting with final approval recently received from the Ministry of Education.

The first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year will be Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

To view or download the 2018-2019 School Calendar and Backgrounder, please access the following links:

CMSD82 2018-2019 School Calendar

CMSD82 2018-2019 School Calendar – Backgrounder

(click on the links to open in PDF Format)

A letter to parents/guardians from our Superintendent of Schools, Katherine… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – C. Byrd, MEMSS Vice Principal Appointment – Aug. 1, 2018


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Byrd to the position of Vice Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School effective August 1, 2018.

Christine has demonstrated steadfast leadership in serving as Vice Principal at Nechako Elementary School since March 1, 2014 and is a valuable addition to the leadership and instructional team at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.

She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Victoria and a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the Vancouver Island University.

Christine is an exceptional educator and she is passionate about success for all learners, including those from diverse and rich cultural backgrounds. Her experience includes 21 years of teaching, supporting teachers with the implementation of new instructional practices, and a thorough… Continue reading


Dear CMSD82 Employee,

The second of two Curriculum Implementation Days for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Friday, April 13.  These days are specifically dedicated to BC’s redesigned K-12 curriculum.

The following Curriculum Implementation Day sessions have been planned in Hazelton, Kitimat, Terrace and Thornhill on Friday, April 13 … to view the program or “shape of the day” for these venues, please click on the links below:

Hazelton-Kitwanga K-12 Teachers – Hazelton Secondary School

Kitimat K-12 Teachers – Nechako Elementary School

Terrace-Thornhill-Stewart K-6 Teachers – NTETC

Terrace-Stewart Grades 7-12 TeachersCaledonia Secondary School

Should you have further questions or require additional information, please contact your School Principal for assistance.

A friendly reminder that all teaching staff are expected to be in attendance in one of the full-day sessions.  Sign-in sheets will be on-site to document attendance.  Individuals not present at a… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Mark Newbery, Skeena Middle School Vice Principal Appointment – March 9, 2018


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Newbery to the position of Vice Principal at Skeena Middle School effective August 1, 2018. This position reflects the addition of a second Vice Principal at Skeena Middle School commencing the 2018-2019 school year.

Further to Mark’s decision to explore other career options, he has expressed interest in the Skeena Middle School Vice Principal position and the school district has accepted his expression of interest.

Mark has served as Principal at Hazelton Secondary School since August 1, 2015 and as Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School from April 2013 to July 2015. A long-term employee with the school district, he has held various teaching positions in our Hazelton schools.

Mark has always shown passion… Continue reading


CMSD82 Internal News Release – Executive Assistant Level II Appointment – April 3, 2018


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the appointment of Blanche Olson-Wight to the position of Executive Assistant Level II. Blanche will assume her new role effective April 3, 2018 following the transition from her current position.

Blanche joined the school district in January 2008. She held several part-time support staff roles before assuming the position of Sub Dispatch/Help Desk Clerk within the Human Resources Department. In November 2016, she assumed the role of Accounts Payable/Accounting Clerk in the Finance Department, a position she currently holds.

Her experience includes roles as an Office Administrator and an Insurance Agent prior to her tenure with the school district as well as her background knowledge of the school district in the support staff roles she held over the past ten years. Blanche’s background includes completion of Word… Continue reading