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Acknowledging the Loss of An Amazing Colleague – Jan Oliveira, MEMSS Custodian

 

CMSD82 Internal Release – Acknowledging the Loss of an Amazing Colleague – Jan Oliveira  (PDF Format)

It is with a deep sense of loss and profound sadness that we inform employees of the passing of school district employee, Janet (Jan) Oliveira on January 15, 2021 in Kitimat.  Jan passed away surrounded by her family following a sudden unexpected illness.

Jan joined the school district in 2008 as a Casual Custodian.  She assumed a full-time position in November 2009 and held the positions of Custodian, Noon Hour Supervisor and Lunch Monitor in many Kitimat schools.  For the past 10 years, Jan held the position of Custodian at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School where the students and staff adored her.  She took great pride in her role keeping the school clean and safe for everyone with her wonderful charm and sense of humour to make every situation better.

Jan was highly regarded for her endless compassion and kindness, especially for the students who she knew by name and for whom she cared deeply, attended to and looked after.  She worked tirelessly with a positive attitude and an exemplary work ethic for the school, students and staff.

On behalf of Coast Mountains School District, we extend our love and deepest condolences to Jan’s family and her many friends.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations can be made in Jan’s memory to the Kitimat Community Humane Society.

Jan will be dearly missed by all, expressly by the many people who had the privilege to know her personally.  The impact Jan has had on Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School is immeasurable … she will be forever loved and missed.

Sincerely,

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

2021-2022 CMSD82 New Student Registration & Cross Boundary Application

 

CMSD82 2021-2022 New Student Registration & Cross-Boundary Application Notice
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School District 82 Policy 1030 outlines student attendance/catchment area procedures in accordance with Ministry of Education policies on Schools of Choice.  It is important that parents/guardians take note of specific deadlines defined within this policy and ensure the registration procedures listed below are followed:

Registration options for New Student In-Catchment including Kindergarten and Cross Boundary Applications effective January 15, 2021:

1) Complete the online registration through MyEducationBC  click on link, when the log-in screen opens, request an account (as illustrated to the right) and follow the step-by-step instructions (this is the school district’s preferred registration option), or

2) Download a copy of the Student Registration Form (regular format or fillable format, click on the desired link to open document), complete and submit by “appointment only” or by email to the school of choice, or

3) Contact your in-catchment school or school of choice to make an appointment to receive the registration forms.

Note:  For school and/or contact information, please access the following links:

CMSD82 Schools & Contact Information

CMSD82 2020-2021 School Principals, Vice Principals & School Contact Listing


New In-Catchment Registration and Confirmation: 
Registrations will be received by February 26, 2021 for new students including Kindergarten. Applications received after this date will have to wait until school staffing is complete before receiving status of school enrollment.  Wait-listed in-catchment students may be moved as soon as space is available. Wait-listed in-catchment students will be notified of their status for the school year as soon as possible or by the first Friday following school opening.


Cross Boundary Applications: 
Applications received by February 26, 2021 will receive confirmation by April 1, 2021. Applications received after February 26, 2021 will be confirmed by the first Friday following school opening, or as soon as possible following this date, pending staffing allocations and school configurations. Unsuccessful applicants may be held on a waiting list for the subsequent school years.

Definitions:

  • In-Catchment Students: Those students who live in the attendance areas defined for each school.  The school the student would normally attend.
  • Cross Boundary/Out-of-Catchment Students: Those students who do not live within the defined attendance areas for the school they wish to attend.
  • School of Choice: The opportunity to enroll in a school or school program available within the school district.

Should you require further assistance, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Coast Mountains Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

Student Learning Survey 2020/2021

 

Help us plan for the future – tell us about your education experience.  Students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and all staff in B.C. public schools are invited to participate in the 2020/2021 Student Learning Survey, an annual online satisfaction survey about their school experience.  This year’s survey is open from January 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021.

The survey covers a range of topics, providing a comprehensive picture of the educational experience in B.C. public schools. Questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education.  If a school district or school has added questions, it may take longer.  The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete.

All responses are anonymous and confidential.  Student and staff surveys are available in English and French. Parent surveys are available in 16 additional languages.

For more information, visit the Ministry of Education’s website at 2020/2021 Student Learning Survey or contact your School Principal.