ThoughtExchange Feedback Welcomed to May 6 in Follow-Up to HSS Community Think Tank

The District Leadership Team extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to the students, staff, parents, caregivers, trustees and members of the public for their participation in the Hazelton Secondary School “Community Think Tank” held on Thursday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium.  A special mention is extended to the Student Leadership Team for their extra efforts and assistance in supporting the Think Tank.

We share a friendly reminder regarding the ThoughtExchange survey designed to gather your thoughts on the status of Hazelton Secondary School today and what you would like to see in the future.  Our ultimate goal in doing this work is “improving outcomes for students”.  Everyone is invited to share their feedback by accessing the following ThoughtExchange link.  Your input is welcome to May 6.

ThoughtExchange Survey Link  (click on link to access survey)

What is ThoughtExchange? – YouTube Demo Video (click on link to access video)

This ThoughtExchange survey is a consultation mechanism for the Board of Education.  ThoughtExchange is a live information exchange platform that allows interaction with other individuals’ ideas.

Should you have any questions, or you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools at (250) 638-4401 for assistance.

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Chris van der Mark Visit to Hazelton Secondary School, Week of February 28, 2022

Coast Mountains School District 82 is pleased to welcome Chris van der Mark back to the Hazelton area for the week of February 28, 2022.  As some people know, Chris was the Principal of Hazelton Secondary School prior to becoming Superintendent in School District 54 (Bulkley Valley) and he is presently the Superintendent in School District 27 (Cariboo/Chilcotin).

At the invitation of Superintendent Meyer, the intent of Chris’ visit to School District 82 is to provide an overview of the opportunities available to students at Hazelton Secondary School.  Chris brings a historical knowledge of the school and territory, an understanding and deep appreciation for Gitxsan culture and extensive experience structuring successful schools and organizations.  Chris brings a unique lens through which to view the potential for Hazelton Secondary School.

Chris will be contacting parents, rightsholders, teachers, administrators, and community members to get an overall view of Hazelton Secondary School in 2022.  Chris will provide Superintendent Meyer with a summary of his observations at the conclusion of his visit.

Please join me in welcoming Chris back to the Hazelton area next week.

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

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News From HSS

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A safety concern was recently brought to our attention that involved a threat related behaviour at Hazelton Secondary School.  We immediately activated our multidisciplinary violence threat risk assessment process, which involves police and other key community partners.  The threat was determined to be low risk and steps were immediately taken to address the concern and ensure appropriate supports were in place for all concerned.

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 students and staff are safe.  We take every precaution to ensure the safety of our students and staff and we take any reported act of violence very seriously.  Police continue to work closely with us as we respond to this incident.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student at Hazelton Secondary School, please feel free to contact the school administration (250-842-5214) if you have further questions or concerns.

Sincerely yours

Paul Boisvert

Principal

c.c. Janet Meyer, Superintendent of Schools

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