• 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


The following updates from our Superintendent of Schools, Janet Meyer were shared with employees, parents and guardians regarding the Ministry of Education’s announcement on July 29 regarding Kindergarten through Grade 12 students 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.

The safety of our staff, students and their families is our main priority during this global pandemic.  Coast Mountains School District takes its direction from the BC Public Health Officer, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education during this ever-evolving and challenging COVID-19 situation.

To support the Stage 2 Plan, the Ministry is providing additional funding ($45.6 million) to school districts for enhanced cleaning, hand-washing stations, re-usable masks and other measures to support safe learning.

By continuing to work together, we are confident we will find the way forward together.  Please continue to take necessary preventative measures to keep you and your families healthy and safe.

July 29 – CMSD82 Begins Work on Its School Re-Start Plan for September 

August 6 – CMSD82 Education Re-start Plan Update from our Superintendent

August 14 – Message for Parents/Guardians from our Superintendent




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: