• 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


Help us plan for the future – tell us about your education experience.  Students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and all staff in B.C. public schools are invited to participate in the 2020/2021 Student Learning Survey, an annual online satisfaction survey about their school experience.  This year’s survey is open from January 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021.

The survey covers a range of topics, providing a comprehensive picture of the educational experience in B.C. public schools. Questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special… Continue reading


Message for Gitsegukla and Hagwilget Parents/Guardians:


Due to a driver shortage, Bus Runs #27 and #28 (Gitsegukla/Hagwilget – Hazelton Secondary School and Elementary) will be combined until further notice.

Parents/guardians are asked to contact the School District’s Transportation Department at (250) 638-4418 for more information.

Your understanding and patience is appreciated during these unforeseen circumstances.




By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel.

The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight has been extended to February 5, 2021 at midnightDr. Henry implored the citizens of BC to work together, knowing what we do today will make a difference tomorrow.

For full details, please access the following links:

PHO order on province-wide restrictions

Social gatherings and events

Restaurants and bars

Athletic activities

Mask requirements

Travel advisory





Wishing our students, staff, parents/guardians and school communities within Coast Mountains School District 82 a happy, safe and positive 2021!  

Together we faced unprecedented challenges during 2020 and we demonstrated our power of family and community.

Thank you for your kindness, hard work and efforts, outstanding teamwork and heart-warming dedication during the past difficult and unprecedented year.

We look forward to welcoming back our students and staff to CMSD82 schools on Monday, January 4 following a restful and enjoyable break.

Here’s to a New Year filled with possibilities!





  • Are you eligible to vote in the School Trustee By-election for the Board of Education of School District 82 (Coast Mountains) to elect one Trustee for Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) detailed below to be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021?

Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) (the City of Terrace, northwest area of Kitimat-Stikine Regional District including New Remo, Kalum Lake Drive and Rosswood)

  • Is your name on the current list of electors?

If you are not sure, you can find out by calling the Executive Assistant, Carole Gagnon at the Board of Education Office for Coast Mountains School District… Continue reading

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: