Student photo retakes will take place on Thursday, October 17th.  Order forms are available in the office.  Payment and forms are to be given to the photographer at the time the photo is taken.  Please contact our office staff at 250-635-9136 if you have any questions.

Skeena Middle School’s Open House will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2019-2020 School Year!   We are looking forward to working with all of you this year on behalf of Coast Mountains learners, and continue to make progress towards our School District goals.

Shared Vision …“Coast Mountains School District: creating opportunities for learning, opportunities for life.”

District Goals … Raise literacy and numeracy levels for all of our learners.  Graduation for every learner; crossing the stage with dignity, purpose and options.  Enhance learner engagement, opportunities and choice through personalized learning.

I look forward to working together to ensure that our focus on student learning is maintained while at the same time develop and foster a positive School District culture.  It is only through, working together, that we can have the greatest effect on kids and learning.

School Opening … the first day of school will be Wednesday, September 4.  We have well established routines and we will follow our normal opening day routines with a shortened first day.  Buses will make their morning runs at the usual time on September 4 with their return runs after students have been in attendance for approximately two hours.  Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School students please reference below for September 4 start times.  As you will know, these first days allow us to greet students, set preliminary enrolment and then prepare in earnest for the coming school days.  Our first full day of school will be Thursday, September 5 with regular school hours and bus runs in effect.  Bus routes and school start times are provided below.

If you require information on which school your child should attend, please call (250) 638-4401 or 1-855-635-4931, Local 4401.

We look forward to welcoming your children in our schools on September 4.

Sincerely,

Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools

 

back%20to%20schoolPRE-REGISTRATION FOR ALL SCHOOLS
(WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE
NORTHWEST TRADES & EMPLOYMENT
TRAINING CENTRE)
WILL BE HELD ON
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST 27 & 28, 2019
FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.

Kindergarten pupils are requested to begin attending
on the date arranged by the school.  Pupils not pre-registered should register on the
above-mentioned dates.

 

SCHOOL OPENING – SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 FOR ALL STUDENTS
(EXCEPT KINDERGARTEN)
at the times as listed in the following 2019-2020 CMSD82 Return to School Messages
which will run in local newspapers in preparation for the new school year.

CMSD82 2019-2020 Hazelton & Kitwanga Return to School Message

CMSD82 2019-2020 Kitimat Return to School Message

CMSD82 2019-2020 Terrace & Thornhill Return to School Message

CMSD82 2019-2020 Stewart Return to School Message

Note:

  • On September 4 only, buses for all schools will make their morning runs at the usual time and their return runs after students have been in attendance for approximately two hours
  • On September 4, Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, Grades 7 and 8, report to the large gym at 9:00 a.m.; Grades 9 to 12, report to their home room at 12:30 p.m.  A second bus run for Mount Elizabeth Secondary will begin at 11:40 a.m. on September 4.

REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS AND BUS RUNS WILL COMMENCE
ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
.

SCHOOL DISTRICT 2019-2020 BUS SCHEDULES/ROUTES

2019-2020 Hazelton-Kitwanga Bus Schedules-Routes – Effective Sept. 5, 2019
2019-2020 Kitimat Bus Schedules-Routes – Effective Sept. 5, 2019
2019-2020 Terrace-Thornhill Bus Schedules-Routes – Effective Sept. 5, 2019

(the above links provide one PDF file for each respective area with all bus routes/stops)


Terrace
:  School buses will only be provided to students living outside the city boundaries.  Those students living within city boundaries should consult the Terrace Regional Transit System for scheduling information and rates at 250-635-2666.

Should you have questions or concerns regarding bus routing and scheduling the following steps are suggested:

1)   Contact your child’s/children’s School Principal.

2)  Contact the Operations Manager at Diversified Transportation bus lines at 250-635-7042 or 1-855-538-5287 for out of town.

 

Welcome Back

 

 

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In preparation for the 2019-2020 School Year, please find the School Supplies Lists as provided by Coast Mountains School District schools:

 

 

 

Please Note:

  • Cassie Hall Elementary School, Suwilaawks Community School and Thornhill Primary School provide classroom supplies to students for a fee.  Parents/Guardians will be provided information during the first week of school.
  • Caledonia Secondary School, Hazelton Secondary School (Grades 10-12), Parkside Secondary School, Kitimat City High School and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School (Grades 9-12) provide information relating to classroom supplies to students during the first week of school.

Should you require further information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

We look forward to Coast Mountains’ students return to school on September 4, 2019.

Have a wonderful summer!

 

 

 

For your information … kindly note the 2019 District-Wide School Summer Closure is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 through to 8:30 a.m. Monday, August 12 inclusive to accommodate maintenance activities during that time.

Unless authorized by the our Facilities Department, the scheduling of summer extra-curricular events or activities held in school facilities must be coordinated outside of the 2019 District-Wide School Summer Closure period.  User groups will require special permission from the Facilities Department for access during the summer closure period.

Please note … FOB access for teaching staff will be turned off at 4:30 p.m. on July 12 through to 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 12.  Staff that may require access during the 2019 District-Wide School Summer Closure, should contact their School Principal for assistance.  School Principals will continue to have FOB access during the summer closure period.

Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact your School Principal for assistance.

For external inquiries, please contact our Director of Facility Services, Travis Elwood at (250) 638-4405.

 

 

Our final report card of the year will be distributed to all students on Monday, June 24th.

The last day of school for students will be on Wednesday, June 26th.  This will be a full day, 8:40 am until 3:11 pm.

Have a wonderful summer!

 

 

CMSD82 New Release – Update re Concerning Messages – May 12 & 13, 2019

 

We write to you today to provide an update regarding the previous incidents that occurred on May 7 and 10, 2019 at Skeena Middle School. Additionally, we wish to share new information pertaining to incidents that occurred on May 12 and 13, 2019 relating to Skeena Middle School and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.

School officials were alerted to a new social media message of concern on Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. The message was posted on the Terrace Buy & Sell Facebook page by a former student of Kitimat’s Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School. School district officials were immediately informed of this new message, who in turn contacted the RCMP and Safer Schools Together to investigate. Persons of interest are currently being questioned by the RCMP and school district staff.

This morning, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. approximately a further concerning social media message was posted on a personal Facebook page in Kitimat. As the RCMP were already on site at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, they immediately began an investigation, which included Safer Schools Together.  The RCMP continue to have a presence today at both Skeena Middle School and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.

The school district is working on arranging School Staff Sessions and Parent Information Evening Sessions facilitated by the RCMP and Safer Schools Together. We hope to arrange these sessions in a timely manner, however, it is dependent on the availability of these organizations representatives.

As previously reported, this matter continues to be investigated by the RCMP and the school district. Any and all leads are being investigated. The school district takes its own measures and will be conducting its own investigation into these incidents. The school district has activated its multi-disciplinary Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) process. This involves the RCMP and other community partners. School and school district officials continue to be in contact with the RCMP, the Ministry of Education and Safer Schools Together to ensure the emotional health, safety and well-being of all students and staff at Skeena Middle School and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.

Students and school staff were provided with updated information today. Counsellors continue to be available should students need someone to speak with.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student at Skeena Middle School or Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, please feel free to contact the school administration if you have further questions or concerns.

We understand these are difficult events to navigate through and we appreciate your support and understanding as we work through the investigation.

Sincerely,

Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools

 

 

Please be informed that school district officials were alerted to a concerning message posted on the Facebook Terrace Buy & Sell at 3:00 p.m. today, May 12.  We have been aware that the messages have been posted from both the Terrace and Kitimat communities.

Kitimat and Terrace RCMP, Safer Schools Together (the school district’s provincial student safety experts), school district personnel and school administration are continuing their investigation.  The RCMP and Safer Schools Together have determined this is a low-level risk event.

RCMP presence will be in place at both Skeena Middle School and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School tomorrow, May 13.  The safety and well-being of all our students and staff is paramount and events of this nature are taken very seriously.

Coast Mountains School District in conjunction with Safer Schools Together have requested that the RCMP pursue prosecution to the fullest extent of the law regarding this event.

Please feel free to contact me or Mr. Killoran, if you have further questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Phillip Barron
Principal

 

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