• 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


On March 17, 2020, the Government of British Columbia suspended in-person K-12 classes in order to reduce COVID-19 infection rates.  As part of BC’s Integrated Planning Framework, the Ministry of Education outlined a Continuity of Educational Opportunities Plan.  This document is intended to work in conjunction with, and give school district specifics to the Integrated Planning Framework.  School teams will be responsible for developing plans for learning delivery.

During the suspension of in-class instruction, students will be provided with opportunities to engage in meaningful learning experiences. These experiences will continue to foster social and emotional well-being, numeracy and literacy skills and further develop their understanding of the big ideas across curricular areas.  Continuing learning for students will enable them to grow in their skills and be prepared for when we all return to classrooms.

Coast Mountains School District extends its gratitude to all its staff and families for coming together in this time of global concern.  The school district developed the following Framework for Continuity of Learning guiding document to ensure students, parents/guardians and all staff have a consistent way of continuing to provide instruction and assessment.

CMSD82 Framework for Continuity of Learning – May 2020

We recognize this situation is unprecedented and may be challenging to navigate.  We endeavor to support staff and families during these uncertain times.  Your patience and flexibility is greatly appreciated as we move forward together.

Even though we are apart … “Together We Learn”.



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: