• B.C. grads, students to be celebrated by local artists, performers May 25, 2020
    British Columbia’s 61,000 Grade 12 graduates, along with kindergarten to Grade 11 students, will be the guests of honour at a special virtual graduation and end-of-school celebration.
  • Free, live coding workshops for kids May 24, 2020
    From creating online games to building websites, students now have access to free, live online coding workshops through the Ministry of Education website Keep Learning BC.
  • K-12 students to have optional in-class instruction on June 1 May 15, 2020
    Parents will have the choice of bringing their children back to class on a part-time basis this school year as part of BC’s Restart Plan, with the goal of returning to full-time classes in September 2020, provided it is safe to do so.
  • Joint statement on Child and Youth Mental Health Day May 7, 2020
    Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions; Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development; and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education; have released the following statement in recognition of National Child and Youth Mental Health Day:



Please find below a list of Microsoft Office 365 Tools that are available to all staff users in Coast Mountains School District 82.  Access the following link for instructions on how to log in to the school district’s Microsoft Office 365 platform.   Reference the useful tutorials and links below to assist you with your introduction to Microsoft Office 365.

Tools available include:

  • Word Online
  • Excel Online
  • PowerPoint Online
  • OneNote Online
  • Class Notebook Online
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint Sites
  • Outlook
  • Teams
  • Forms
  • Stream (like YouTube)
  • Sway

Parent/Guardian Access to Microsoft Office 365 … a How-To for parents/guardians is being developed to provide email access to their children’s private Microsoft Office 365 Student Account to view their assignments, updates, etc. through MS Teams.  This information will be shared this week with parents/guardians.

Microsoft Office 365 Email

With the school district’s recent migration to Microsoft 365 Email, the Username format for employees has changed from “Employee number” to “Employee number@cmsd.bc.ca”, i.e. 1234@cmsd.bc.ca.  Access is also available from the school district’s website Quicklinks at http://cmsd.bc.ca/.

District SharePoint Site

Staff users are encouraged to take a few moments to familiarize themselves with the District SharePoint Site by clicking on this link, or by double clicking on the yellow “Star” icon on your Desktop, labelled “CMSD Internal” (illustrated to the left).  Access is also available from the school district’s website Quicklinks at http://www.cmsd.bc.ca/.  Please note you will be prompted to log in using your “Employee number@cmsd.bc.ca”, i.e. 1234@cmsd.bc.ca.

Please reference the Introduction/How-To Guide on how to access/use SharePoint and some of its basic features by accessing the following link Introduction to SharePoint/How-To Guide.

FYI … the District SharePoint Site was updated to include a centralized Microsoft 365 Folder with useful resource/information links and more, as shared below for our teaching staff.  Ongoing resources/information will incorporated into this folder with sub-folders for easy access.

Office 365 How-To’s & Tutorials

The IT Department have created How-To’s & Tutorials which are available in the District SharePoint Site under IT How-To’s & Tutorials to assist staff with their introduction to Microsoft Office 365, how to create a Teams Meeting, documents showing how to create a Private Team for staff to practice, and for Teachers to create their classroom teachings ahead of time. 

Please contact the IT Help Desk at (250) 638-4413 or Local 4413, should you have questions or you require further assistance.

Useful Resource Links





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Coming Events

  • March 17 - The provincial government suspended in-class instruction in all BC schools until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • May 6 - Education Committee Meeting (cancelled)
  • May 13 - Business Committee Meeting (rescheduled date)
  • May 18 - Victoria Day Holiday
  • May 27 - Cancelled Regular Public Board Meeting
  • May 29 - Professional Development Day