From the Ministry of Education: B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant:

As part of Education Savings Week (November 18-24), the Ministry would like to remind schools about the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant ( The B.C. government will contribute $1,200 to each eligible child for a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help families plan early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs.

Please distribute or share the links to the BCTESG Opportunities Grow and It Pays to Plan brochures with parents and guardians of eligible children ages six through nine in your school distri ct:



Coast Mountains’ schools and the Board of Education Office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Remembrance Day, and will re-open as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, November 13.

Remembrance Day assemblies will be held throughout our school district on Friday, November 9.

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



Hotel Transylvania 3:  Summer Vacation (2018) Rated PG

Doors open 6:00PM, movie starts at 6:30pm.  Pick up (in the gym) at 8:15PM.  Wear your PJs and bring your best audience manners!  $3 each or $10 for family.  Concessions: chips and juice $1 each.  Primary students accompanied by an adult.

This October our Grade 4 students will be writing the FSAs (Foundation Skills Assessment). The FSAs provide information on how our learners are doing in reading, writing and numeracy.  This is just one tool that is used to collect this information.  All of our grade 4 students are encouraged and supported to write the FSAs as they provide us with information to know where children are excelling and where they need extra support.  Please contact Mrs. Mouland if you have any questions or would like additional information.

FSA Parent Brochure PDF

Here are some upcoming dates to remember. 

Thursday, September 20th, 9 am – Diversity Assembly & Terry Fox Run (PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME!)

Thursday, September 20th, 5-6 pm – Open House

Friday, September 21st – Non-Instructional Day

Monday, September 24th – Photo Day

Tuesday, September 25th, 6:15 pm – PAC Meeting @Uplands Library

Friday, September 28th – Orange Shirt Day – Wear orange to show “Every Child Counts”

Monday, October 8th – Thanksgiving (No School)

Friday, October 19th – Non-Instructional Day

Thursday, October 25th – Photo Retakes


Here is a great opportunity that some of our students may be interested in.

Questions may be directed to Joe Dominguez at Caledonia Secondary – 250-635-6531 ext. 8017 or email @

Thursday, September 13 – 3:30-6:00 pm Caledonia Gym
Friday, September 14 – 3:30 – 6.00 pm Caledonia Gym

Bring Birth Certificate
Rookie Coed birth years 2009-2011
College Coed birth years 2007-2008
University Coed birth years 2003-2006

Cost is $130.00 per player. This includes a new Jr. Timberwolves jersey.  Cheques can be made out to Caledonia Secondary School. Players not needing a new jersey will cost $115

Here is a PDF with some more information

Here is the 2018 Registration Form



Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2018-2019 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 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 continue leading the way to turn these goals into reality, and I hope you will all join the Board of Education, School District 82 staff and myself in this quest for successful learning.

School Opening … the first day of school will be Wednesday, September 5.  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 5 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 5 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 6 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 5.


Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools


AUGUST 28 & 29, 2018
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 2018-2019 CMSD82 Return to School Messages
which will run in local newspapers in preparation for the new school year.

CMSD82 2018-2019 Hazelton & Kitwanga Return to School Message

CMSD82 2018-2019 Kitimat Return to School Message

CMSD82 2018-2019 Terrace & Thornhill Return to School Message

CMSD82 2018-2019 Stewart Return to School Message


  • On September 5 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 5, 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 5.



Hazelton-Kitwanga Bus Schedules-Routes – 2018-2019 School Year
Kitimat Bus Schedules-Routes – 2018-2019 School Year
Terrace-Thornhill Bus Schedules-Routes – 2018-2019 School Year

(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





In preparation for the 2018-2019 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 5, 2018.

Have a wonderful summer!