Letter to Hazelton Secondary School Parents/Guardians from the Superintendent of Schools

CMSD82 Letter to Parents-Guardians re HSS Incident, December 11, 2018

December 13, 2018

Dear Hazelton Secondary School Parents and Guardians,

As you are aware, a safety concern was recently brought to our attention that involved violent behaviour at Hazelton Secondary School. Steps were immediately taken to address the incident and ensure appropriate supports were in place for all concerned. We then activated our multi-disciplinary violence threat risk assessment process which involves police and other key community partners.

Multiple rumours and misinformation about the incident are continuing to circulate and are creating some uncertainty at the school. I want to assure you that all staff and students are safe. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of our students and staff and we take any act of violence very seriously. Police continue to work closely with us as we respond to this incident.

If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the School Board Administration Office c/o Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401.

Sincerely yours,

Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools

 

 

 

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Lest We Forget …

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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 …

 

 

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School Opening, Wednesday, September 5 … Welcome Back!

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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.

Sincerely,

Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools

 

back%20to%20schoolPRE-REGISTRATION FOR ALL SCHOOLS
(WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE
NORTHWEST TRADES & EMPLOYMENT
TRAINING CENTRE)
WILL BE HELD ON
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY,
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.

SCHOOL OPENING – SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 FOR ALL STUDENTS
(EXCEPT KINDERGARTEN)
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

Note:

  • 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.

REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS AND BUS RUNS WILL COMMENCE
ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
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SCHOOL DISTRICT 2018-2019 BUS SCHEDULES/ROUTES

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

 

 

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