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2021-2022 School Supply Lists

In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, please find links to the School Supply Lists as provided by Coast Mountains School District schools.

Please reference the additional notations detailed below.

Please Note:

  • 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 (Grades 10-12), Hazelton Secondary School (Grades 9-12), 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 during the summer months, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at  Alternatively, please contact your school during the last week of August 2021 for assistance.

We look forward to Coast Mountains’ students return to school on September 7, 2021.

Have a wonderful summer!



2021 CMSD82 District-Wide School Summer Closure


For your information … please note the 2021 District-Wide School Summer Closure is scheduled from 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 12 through to 12:00 noon, Monday, August 23 to accommodate maintenance activities during that time.

Important Notations:

  • FOB access for teaching staff will be turned off at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 12 through to 12:00 noon, Monday, August 23.
  • Staff that may require access during the 2021 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.

A friendly reminder … Coast Mountains School District is not accepting any Community Use of School Facilities and Grounds bookings until mid-September 2021 pending the Provincial Health Officer’s regulations.

Should you have questions or you require additional information, please contact your School Principal for assistance.  External organizations are kindly asked to contact our Director of Facility Services, Rob Schibli at (250) 638-4405 for assistance.



Message of Sympathy & Support from Superintendent of Schools


CMSD82 News Release – Message of Sympathy and Support – May 30, 2021

It is with profound sorrow that we acknowledge the discovery of 215 children found buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Our thoughts go out to the people of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and to all impacted by this devastating news.

Coast Mountains School District 82 mourns the loss of these precious young lives.  Flags at all our schools and office buildings will be lowered to half-mast from May 31 to June 8 at end of school day (215 hours) in memory of these children and to honour their lives.

We will take a moment of silence now to honour their memory and their families.  Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange on Monday, May 31.

When we lower our flags, we remember the 215 children who were taken and we also remember that we are ‘all of one heart’ – sagayt k‘üülm goot (suh-gite ghoul-em got).

 We will be here to listen and support.  We are here to learn and teach.  We are all brothers and sisters.  We are all of one heart.

We all have a part to play in Truth and Reconciliation.  It is all of our work to do.  Every Child Matters.

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools