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 …



Remember that Monday is Orange Shirt Day and our Assembly of All Nations followed by a Pancake Breakfast.

We will be wearing orange to recognize this day. Each child will be served a pancake and blueberries at one of our three sittings.  Children will still need to eat a breakfast before they come to school. This is just an opportunity to come together as a community and send the message that Every Child Matters.

Our staff has been very busy getting ready for students and we look forward to seeing grades 1-6 on Wednesday, September 4th, 9:00-11:00 am.

Thursday, September 5th will be a full day for grades 1-6. 9:00-2:53.

Kindergarten students should have received their invitation for their kindergarten visit.

Here is a great resource if your child is a bit anxious about the new school year. Some great tips in here for all students actually.
Expert tools and resources to help Canadians manage anxiety.



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.


Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools


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.


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


  • 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.



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)

:  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





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

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.



Parents, check out this information about Education Savings Grants. Your child may be eligible for the $1200 grant.

Do not be one of the 40% of families who leave this grant unclaimed. The BCTESG is only available over a three-year window. For children born after 2010, those aged six to nine are eligible.
Eligibility deadlines:
For children born in 2006 – Aug. 14, 2019
For children born in 2010 – the day before the child’s ninth birthday in 2019
For children born in 2011 – the day before the child’s ninth birthday in 2020
For children born in 2012 – the day before the child’s ninth birthday in 2021
For children born in 2013 – the day before the child’s ninth birthday in 2022

Visit for more information.

Dear Parents,

Uplands Kindergarten and Grade 1 students in Ms Tallboy, Mrs. Dams, Mrs. Barron & Ms Ott’s classes will be in concert with…

TINY TONES BAND (James Powell and Melia Olson)

Thursday May 30th 7:00 pm


What to wear:

*solid coloured shirt in one of the following colours: red, blue, green, yellow, purple or orange.  Shirts with pictures can be turned inside out to make them solid coloured.

*black on bottom (pants, capris, leggings, long shorts, skirts, etc.). If no solid black bottom, pants with sports stripes on the side are fine or in a pinch, wear the darkest pants you have.

Students are asked to arrive at the theatre at 6:30. Parents please drop them at the side stage door.

Tickets $5 for all audience members. 

Performing children do not need tickets. 

Tickets available at Uplands and at the door.


  • Sept. 30 Orange Shirt Day and Pancake Breakfast
  • Oct. 8 PAC Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Oct. 14 Thanksgiving Day
  • Oct. 15 White Goat Coffee Fundraiser bgins
  • Oct. 17 School Photo Retakes
  • Oct. 18 Axis Theatre concert
  • Oct. 24 Coffee forms due
  • Oct. 24 Movie Night
  • Oct. 25 NID