The following updates were shared with employees, parents and guardians from our Acting Superintendent of Schools, Janet Meyer regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the related impacts on our families, schools and school communities.

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.

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

Video Message from Janet Meyer, Acting Superintendent of Schools – March 26, 2020
Message from Acting Superintendent to Parents, Guardians & Staff – March 18, 2020
Message to CMSD82 Parents & Guardians from Acting Superintendent – March 17, 2020
Letter to CMSD82 Employees from Acting Superintendent – March 13, 2020


Teacher & Support Staff Information Survey

In an effort to plan for our work moving forward, a survey was created for the completion by Teachers and Support Staff .  Teachers and Support Staff were provided the survey and details via CMSD82 email.  This survey was reviewed with the Coast Mountain Teachers’ Federation Co-Presidents and CUPE President, and they were in support of the completion of the survey.  The survey feedback is strictly confidential and viewed only by the Acting Superintendent of Schools’ office and the Acting Director of Human Resources.  The survey closed at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26.  Thank you for your time in completing this survey and sharing your feedback.  Together we are better!


Parent-Guardian Survey – Continuity of Education

In light of the provincial government’s announcement on March 17, 2020 suspending in-class instruction at all BC schools to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the following survey was shared with parents/guardians on March 22 to collect information.  Further information regarding the continuity of learning for our students, or what school will look like, will be communicated to parents/guardians after Spring Break.  Information was sought from parents/guardians involved in essential service work and whether they have child care arrangements in place.


Information Letter to Employees from Acting Director of Human Resources

An information letter was shared with employees on March 18, 2020 from our Acting Director of Human Resources, Kiran Bath addressing some important information and school district related procedures pertaining to COVID-19.  Further information from the provincial and federal governments is required to finalize any employee-related plans.  To that end, we may not be in a position to answer your questions immediately, therefore, we ask employees to email their inquiries to  Email responses will be provided in a timely manner, once the required government information is received, and plans are finalized.

Letter to CMSD82 Employees re COVID-19 Important Information – March 18, 2020


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Coming Events

  • March 11 & 12: Early Dismissal
  • March 16-27: Spring Break (schools are not in session)
  • The provincial government has suspended in-class instruction in all BC schools until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Note: There are no Committee Meetings or Board of Education Meetings sheduled in March 2020.