Updated CMSD82 COVID-19 School Safety Plans

Further to the Provincial Health Officer’s announcement on March 29, the updated Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 schools were received from the Ministry of Education yesterday, March 30.  The changes to the new guidelines focus on masks, and the requirements for all students in Grades 4-12 to wear them at all times while in a school building and on the bus.  The guidelines strongly encourage mask wearing for K-3 students as well.

The two documents are linked here for your reference:

BCCDC Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools

Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings
(Changes have been highlighted and include revised guidance for Staff Only Spaces, Student Transportation on Buses, Personal Protective Equipment
(with updated exemptions), PHE, music classes, school sports
and theatre/film/dance programs.)

An abbreviated explanation for the new guidelines can be found here: 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-safe-schools

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 K-12 School Safety Plans for Coast Mountains School District 82, please reference the information below:

Bear Valley School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Caledonia Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 29, 2021

Cassie Hall Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021

Ecole Mountainview Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021

Hazelton Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 7, 2021

Kildala Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 6, 2021

Kitimat City High School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Kitwanga Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 7, 2021

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Mt. Elizabeth Mid-Sec School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Nechako Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

New Hazelton Elem. School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Parkside Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Skeena Middle School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021

Suwilaawks Community School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Thornhill Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Thornhill Primary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Uplands Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1 2021

Updated CMSD82 District & School COVID-19 Safety Plans – 2020-2021 School Year

 

On February 4, 2021, the Ministry of Education announced changes to the health and safety requirements in place for schools. The updates include:

  • Prevent crowding at all times; pay particular attention at the start and end of day.
  • Avoid close face-to-face contact whenever possible.
  • Assign staff to a specific cohort whenever possible.
  • Stagger recess, lunch, and class transition times whenever possible.
  • Ensure that the use of masks does not reduce or replace practicing physical distancing and other prevention measures, for both students and staff.
  • Ensure prevention measures are in place in staff-only areas, including break and meeting rooms.
  • Implement music classes according to the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association and the Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia Guidance for Music Classes.
  • Ensure physical activity is delivered in line with the guidance in this document.
  • K-12 Health Check App

The following documents were updated in conjunction with the enhanced safety measures announced on February 4 as the Province continues to strengthen health and safety plans in K-12 schools to keep students, teachers and staff safe during the pandemic.

The updated CMSD82 District and School COVID-19 Safety Plans reflecting the revised Provincial Health & Safety Guidelines for Kindergarten to Grade 12 are provided below for your information and viewing:

CMSD82 Updated Education Re-Start Plan School Year – Feb. 24, 2020
Bear Valley School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 21, 2021
Caledonia Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Cassie Hall Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 4, 2021
Ecole Mountainview – Updated COVID Safety Plan – February 11, 2021
Hazelton Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 19, 2021
Kildala Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 18, 2021
Kitimat City High School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 10, 2021
Kitwanga Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 23, 2021
Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 24, 2021
Mount Elizabeth Middle-School Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 18, 2021
Nechako Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan, Feb. 16, 2021
New Hazelton Elem. School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 24, 2021
NTETC – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Parkside Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 11, 2021
Skeena Middle School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Suwilaawks Com. School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 10, 2021
Thornhill Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 8, 2021
Thornhill Primary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 23, 2021
Uplands Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 9, 2021

If you have specific questions related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to forward your questions to covid@cmsd.bc.ca, which comes directly to the Superintendent’s email inbox.  If District staff cannot answer your questions, we will reach out to other organizations to secure the answer and respond to you.

Acknowledging the Loss of an Amazing Colleague – Edward Gray, Teacher, Uplands Elementary School

 

CMSD82 Internal Release, Acknowledging the Loss of an Amazing Colleague, Edward Gray – Feb. 9, 2021  (PDF format)

It is with profound sadness and a deep sense of loss that we inform employees of the passing of a respected educator, colleague and good friend.  Edward Gray passed away on February 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

A long-term employee, Edward spent his entire teaching career with Coast Mountains School District.  He joined the school district in September 1990, accepting a teaching position at Stewart Elementary School following his graduation from the University of New Brunswick.  Edward then moved to Terrace in September 1997 upon receiving a teaching assignment at Cassie Hall Elementary School.  In September 2002, he accepted a teaching position at Uplands Elementary School, a position he held until his passing.

Edward was highly respected and much loved by students and colleagues alike for his love of teaching and his dedication to all school activities.  He was a popular staff member whose dry sense of humour was appreciated by students and staff.  Edward’s incredible kind spirit, quiet leadership, inspiration and generous personal efforts will have ever-lasting impacts on the lives of many students, families and staff in the Stewart and Terrace communities.  During his tenure with the school district, Edward worked tirelessly with passion and pride for the schools, students and staff including the many hours for student extra-curricular activities and coaching athletic teams.

An avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Edward loved being a teacher, coaching school sports, playing hockey, fishing and spending time with friends, but most of all, he loved being a dad to his children, Marlee and Kyle.

On behalf of the Coast Mountains School District, we extend our love and heartfelt sympathy to Edward’s wife, Laura Gray, a Grade One Teacher at Thornhill Primary School and long-term employee, and to their children.

Uplands Elementary and Thornhill Primary Schools share a great sadness with the Gray family on the loss of this wonderful individual.  Thank you Edward for everything you did for so many people over so many years.  The void left by Edward’s passing will be filled with the legacy of his kindness and service, the memory of his smile and passion for the children.  We will miss Edward dearly.

Sincerely,

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools