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.

 

 

Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment

CMSD82 News Release – Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment – August 1, 2021  (PDF Format)

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Jacobs to the position of Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education.  Julia will assume her new position on August 1, 2021.

Julia currently holds the position of Vice Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, a role she assumed on August 1, 2020.  She previously held a teaching position at Kildala Elementary School from 2011 to 2016 having provided Teacher Teaching-on-Call coverage for three years prior to that assignment.  Julia assumed the position of District Literacy & Aboriginal Education Coordinator on September 1, 2016 and was appointed to the role of Vice Principal at Cassie Hall Elementary School on September 1, 2017.

Julia holds a Master of Education Degree from the Vancouver Island University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia.  Her Master’s Thesis was entitled “First Peoples Principles of Learning Through the Lens of Storytelling”.  Julia has always demonstrated passion in her profession, an understanding and respect for local diverse cultures, history and the importance of building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.

Indigenous partners and Coast Mountains School District are united in believing that the knowledge, experience and passion that Julia brings to improving learning success for all students will have a tremendously positive impact on young people of Indigenous heritage across our school district.

Coast Mountains School District is most fortunate to have Julia assume this key role and welcomes her to the District Leadership Team.

Our congratulations are extended to Julia on her appointment and we wish her every success in her new position.

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

Still Space in Nature Sketch Programs at Kitimat Museum

There is still space available for Nature Sketch sessions on June 5th and 19th, for ages 13 to 18.

The sessions are FREE, with supplies included. This is an outdoor nature program that focuses on observing local ecosystems and sketching what you observe. Register at the Kitimat Museum & Archives today.

Sketching nature promotes knowledge, understanding, and connection to the environment, and the act itself is a mindful one: taking the time to stop, look and sketch can be a useful tool for managing anxiety and depression.

Nature Sketch, a Bateman Foundation initiative, aims to inspire appreciation of the natural world using a pencil and a sketchbook, offering a cultural lens for exploring the outdoors. You will learn about the wildlife and different habitats using established eco-literacy principles and sketching inspiration from world-renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman.