• 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



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





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: