For the information of CMSD82 parents, guardians and school district personnel.

Please be advised that all Terrace and Kitimat Schools within Coast Mountains School District 82 will be closed today, January 20 due to the unsafe conditions of the highways, side roads and sidewalks resulting from the extreme weather within the area.

Please note that Bear Valley School and the Hazelton and Kitwanga Schools will be open to receive students today, January 20 and bus routes will be operating as scheduled.

Parents and guardians are asked to contact their School Principal should they have questions or require additional information.

District staff are expected to report to work, however, should staff be unable to make it to work or feel unsafe, they are to contact their School Principal or Vice Principal.



Please see the link below for our next Hot Lunch Order Form.  This form will go home with students on January 16th.

Order forms along with full payment are due no later than Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.

SMS Hot Lunch Form January 2020

We have received a report of chicken pox and would therefore like to make all parents/guardians aware about this infectious illness.  A newsletter went home with students on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  Please click on the attached link to review.

Chicken Pox Newsletter December 19, 2019


CMSD82 News Release – Board Rescinds Transition Plan to Re-assign Principals-Vice Principals 2020-21 School Year


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 at its In Camera Board Meeting held yesterday afternoon, December 18, 2019 passed the following motion:

THAT the 2020-2021 Principal and Vice Principal Assignments remain status quo as of January 6, 2020 except in the event of resignations, retirements or other emergent situations as determined by the Acting Superintendent of Schools.

In an effort to formalize the school district’s processes related to Principal and Vice Principal re-assignments, and in light of several recommendations by Independent Consultant Dianne Turner, the Board of Education has rescinded the one-year transition plan as passed at the June 26, 2019 In Camera Board Meeting.

Specifically, the aforementioned motion rescinds the transition plan to re-assign Principals and Vice Principals for the 2020-2021 school year.

In the future, Principal and Vice Principal re-assignments will be conducted using a Change Management Protocol, which will be collaborative, consultative in structure, and as transparent as possible.

The Board of Education values the strength and dedication of all employees in the school district and looks forward to engaging and working together with all of our communities in the school district towards continued student success.


Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools


In June 2019, the Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 initiated a review to address concerns that were raised by students, parents, partner groups and communities. In order to ensure the process was objective and thorough, the Board of Education contracted Independent Consultant, Dianne Turner.

Ms. Turner was tasked to gather relevant information and provide recommendations for future actions to the Board of Education. The intent of this process was to address concerns raised within the school district and to identify processes moving forward, with the priority being placed on the well-being and learning of students in the district.

The Board of Education received Ms. Turner’s report and recommendations on November 27, 2019. The report is provided by accessing the following link:

Independent Consultant’s Report to the Board of Education – Nov. 27, 2019

On behalf of the Board of Education, we extend our appreciation to those who brought forward concerns and who were willing to be interviewed.

The next steps are to share the report and conduct a series of consultations.  A public consultation forum will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre (formerly the Thornhill Junior/Secondary School) located at 3120 Highway 16 East in Terrace. If you are unable to attend the public consultation forum, or you prefer to submit your thoughts electronically, please email to

The Board of Education invites all interested parties to attend the public consultation forum to provide input into this dialogue and share their views on action planning.

Public participation is encouraged. Input and feedback is welcomed and valued by the Board of Education.

Should you require further assistance, please feel free to contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant to the Board of Education at (250) 638-4401.


Shar McCrory
Chairperson, Board of Education




Our First Trimester Report Cards will be sent home with students on Tuesday, November 26th.

Our Parent/Teacher Night will take place on Thursday, November 28th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Early Dismissal Days: On Wednesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 28th, we will dismiss one hour early, at approximately 2:11 pm.  All buses will run one hour earlier than normal at the end of the day.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.



Coast Mountains’ schools and the Board of Education Office will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Remembrance Day, and will re-open as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, November 12.

Remembrance Day assemblies will be held throughout our school district on Friday, November 8.

On this Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to those past and present who served our country with courage and compassion.  Lest we forget …



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.

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