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CMSD82 Safe Return to School Plans – 2020-2021 School Year

 

We share our updated District and School Plans related to Coast Mountains School District’s restart plan for the 2020-2021 school year, as provided below which reflect the updated Public Health Guidance documents for K-12 School Settings.

We were provided the parameters for Stage 2 from the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Health Officer.  The guidelines were developed based on the four principles.  The #1 principle is Healthy & Safety.  As you make your way through our plans, my hope is that they offer you reassurance related to your child’s safety and as they re-enter schools within Coast Mountains School District.

Our goal in the creation of these plans is to design safe environments that will provide families the reassurance that will allow them to send children back to school safely.  Please feel free to reach out to school administrators about school plans with any questions that you may have.

If you have any questions relating to the District Re-Start Plans, please email covid@cmsd.bc.ca.

Sincerely,

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

 


 

 

CMSD82 District and Schools Plans for your information and viewing:

 

 

CMSD82 K-12 Education Re-Start Plan – 2020-2021 School Year – Updated Sept. 11, 2020

CMSD82 District COVID-19 Safety Plan – Updated Sept. 11, 2020

Bear Valley School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Caledonia Secondary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Cassie Hall Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Cassie Hall Elementary School Safety Plan (Revised), Sept 14, 2020

Ecole Mountainview – Safety & Cohort Plans (Revised), Sept. 14, 2020

Hazelton Secondary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Kildala Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Kitimat City High School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Kitimat City High School Safety Plan (Revised), Sept. 16, 2020

Kitwanga Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plan, September 2020

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Mount Elizabeth Middle-Sec School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Mount Elizabeth Middle-Sec. School Safety Plan (Revised), Sept. 15, 2020

Nechako Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Nechako Elementary School Safety Plan (Revised), Sept. 16, 2020

New Hazelton Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Northwest Trades & Employ Training Centre, Safety & Cohort Plans – Sept. 2020

Parkside Secondary School Safety & Cohort Plans (Revised), Sept 14, 2020

Skeena Middle School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Suwilaawks Community School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Thornhill Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Thornhill Primary School – Safety & Cohort Plans (Revised), Sept. 15, 2020

Uplands Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

 

 

 

Alternative Back-To-School Plan for K-9 Students & Information Sheet

 

Message for CMSD82 Parents/Guardians from our Superintendent of Schools:

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

For your information and interest, Coast Mountains School District 82 developed an alternative back-to-school plan for parents/guardians of Kindergarten to Grade 9 students who are not comfortable with sending their children back to school right away due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These are very challenging times and we understand that some families need more time to become comfortable with the safety protocols implemented by their schools.

This new Learn-from-Home Transition Plan will have students remain enrolled in their neighbourhood school and start the school year at home before transitioning back to the classroom.  To clarify, this is not a fourth option for educating children … this is a extension or a subset of Option 1: Brick and Mortar (Traditional School).

Important notations for parents/guardians to know regarding the new transition plan:

  • This a “temporary” plan intended to keep students connected to their school.  Students would work on literacy, numeracy and core competency skills.
  • This will not mirror the classroom.
  • Families would be responsible for supporting their child’s learning at home and there would be weekly check-ins by a Transition Program Teacher.
  • It is the school district’s expectation that families would transition back to school by the end of October/beginning of November.

We have developed a K-9 Learn from Home Transition Plan “information sheet” for the information of parents/guardians:

CMSD82 K-9 Learn from Home Transition Plan – Information Sheet – Sept. 11, 2020

The following illustration provides an overview of the Learn-from-Home Transition Plan:

(click on illustration to enlarge)(Adapted with appreciation from School District 39)

Parents/Guardians are asked to contact their School Principal should they have questions or they require more information.

Sincerely,

 

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

 

Welcome Back to School!

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of Coast Mountains School District, I would like to welcome families and communities to the 2020-2021 school year.  As you know, we will be starting our school year with staff only on September 8 and 9, and students beginning on September 10 with Orientation Sessions.

The school district’s first priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and staff.  We have developed a Safety Plan and Cohort Plan that will see the school district maximize face-to-face instruction while at the same time ensuring safety.  Some of our students have not been in school since March and we are looking forward to providing face-to-face educational programs balanced with an environment that recognizes the importance of student social emotional and well-being.

Families and communities can be further assured that our Principals, Vice Principals, and District Staff have designed unique Stage 2 plans for each of our schools in Coast Mountains School District.  The school district’s plans were shared on August 25 via the school district’s website.

Enjoy what is left of summer and know that we are working to ensure a safe and positive start to the 2020-2021 school year.

If you have questions or you require further information, please email covid@cmsd.bc.ca or call (250) 638-4401 or 1-855-635-4931, Local 4401.

We look forward to welcoming your children back to our schools on September 10.

Sincerely,

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

back%20to%20schoolPRE-REGISTRATION FOR ALL SCHOOLS
(WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE
NORTHWEST TRADES & EMPLOYMENT
TRAINING CENTRE)
WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
ON
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 1 & 2, 2020
 FROM 9AM TO 3PM
**PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT TIME**

Kindergarten pupils are requested to begin attending
on the date arranged by the school.  Students not pre-registered should register on the
above-mentioned dates.

 

DISTRICT SCHOOLS WILL OPEN FOR ORIENTATION FOR STUDENTS
ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 (EXCEPT KINDERGARTEN)
Special Note to Parents/Guardians … in light of COVID-19, each school will have unique student orientation sessions on September 10 and 11.
Schools will contact parents/guardians directly with full orientation details including additional bus run details.

 

REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS AND BUS RUNS WILL COMMENCE
ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

SCHOOL DISTRICT 2020-2021 RETURN TO SCHOOL MESSAGES
AND BUS SCHEDULES/ROUTES

CMSD82 2020-2021 Hazelton-Kitwanga Return to School Message & Bus Routes

CMSD82 2020-2021 Kitimat Return to School Message & Bus Routes

CMSD82 2020-2021 Terrace-Thornhill Return to School Message & Bus Routes

 Note .. Middle and secondary students must wear non-medical masks
while riding the bus to and from school.  Masks must be
put on before loading.  Masks will be available to students.
All students must wash their hands prior to leaving their home for school.
Students within the city boundary should consult local transit.


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.