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Updated CMSD82 COVID-19 School Safety Plans

Further to the Provincial Health Officer’s announcement on March 29, the updated Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 schools were received from the Ministry of Education yesterday, March 30.  The changes to the new guidelines focus on masks, and the requirements for all students in Grades 4-12 to wear them at all times while in a school building and on the bus.  The guidelines strongly encourage mask wearing for K-3 students as well.

The two documents are linked here for your reference:

BCCDC Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools

Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings
(Changes have been highlighted and include revised guidance for
Staff Only Spaces, Student Transportation on Buses, Personal Protective Equipment (with updated exemptions), PHE,
music classes, school sports and theatre/film/dance programs.)

An abbreviated explanation for the new guidelines can be found here: 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-safe-schools

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 School Safety Plans for Coast Mountains School District 82, please reference the information below:

Bear Valley School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Caledonia Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 29, 2021

Cassie Hall Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021

Ecole Mountainview Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021

Hazelton Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 7, 2021

Kildala Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 6, 2021

Kitimat City High School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Kitwanga Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 7, 2021

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Mt. Elizabeth Mid-Sec School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Nechako Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

New Hazelton Elem. School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Parkside Secondary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Skeena Middle School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 30, 2021

Suwilaawks Community School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 31, 2021

Thornhill Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Thornhill Primary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1, 2021

Uplands Elementary School Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 1 2021

Updated CMSD82 District & School COVID-19 Safety Plans – 2020-2021 School Year

 

On February 4, 2021, the Ministry of Education announced changes to the health and safety requirements in place for schools. The updates include:

  • Prevent crowding at all times; pay particular attention at the start and end of day.
  • Avoid close face-to-face contact whenever possible.
  • Assign staff to a specific cohort whenever possible.
  • Stagger recess, lunch, and class transition times whenever possible.
  • Ensure that the use of masks does not reduce or replace practicing physical distancing and other prevention measures, for both students and staff.
  • Ensure prevention measures are in place in staff-only areas, including break and meeting rooms.
  • Implement music classes according to the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association and the Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia Guidance for Music Classes.
  • Ensure physical activity is delivered in line with the guidance in this document.
  • K-12 Health Check App

The following documents were updated in conjunction with the enhanced safety measures announced on February 4 as the Province continues to strengthen health and safety plans in K-12 schools to keep students, teachers and staff safe during the pandemic.

The updated CMSD82 District and School COVID-19 Safety Plans reflecting the revised Provincial Health & Safety Guidelines for Kindergarten to Grade 12 are provided below for your information and viewing:

CMSD82 Updated Education Re-Start Plan School Year – Feb. 24, 2020
Bear Valley School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 21, 2021
Caledonia Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Cassie Hall Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 4, 2021
Ecole Mountainview – Updated COVID Safety Plan – February 11, 2021
Hazelton Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 19, 2021
Kildala Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 18, 2021
Kitimat City High School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 10, 2021
Kitwanga Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 23, 2021
Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 24, 2021
Mount Elizabeth Middle-School Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 18, 2021
Nechako Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan, Feb. 16, 2021
New Hazelton Elem. School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 24, 2021
NTETC – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Parkside Secondary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 11, 2021
Skeena Middle School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 5, 2021
Suwilaawks Com. School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 10, 2021
Thornhill Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 8, 2021
Thornhill Primary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 23, 2021
Uplands Elementary School – Updated COVID Safety Plan – Feb. 9, 2021

If you have specific questions related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to forward your questions to covid@cmsd.bc.ca, which comes directly to the Superintendent’s email inbox.  If District staff cannot answer your questions, we will reach out to other organizations to secure the answer and respond to you.

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