CMSD82 2020-2021 School Calendar


In late January-early February 2020, the school district’s School Calendar Committee was convened to develop a School Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 School Calendar at its February 26, 2020 Regular Board Meeting with final approval received from the Ministry of Education on May 7, 2020.

The first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Please find the 2020-2021 School Calendar with non-instructional days, a district in-service day, early dismissal days, spring and winter breaks, etc.  A backgrounder page is also provided outlining details of the calendar for your convenience.

CMSD82 2020-2021 School Calendar

CMSD82 2020-2021 School Calendar – Backgrounder

Further information regarding the 2020-2021 School Calendar can be obtained by contacting Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at



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Homework Collection

We are now going to start collecting homework from students who have work to be turned in to teachers.  This process will begin today and will continue to the end of the year.  We ask that all work be prepared in the following way:

  • All work to be submitted together (no loose pages), either in a bag or the envelop in which it was delivered
  • First and last name clearly visible
  • The name of the class clearly visible
  • The name of the teacher for that class clearly visible

Contact your Education Coordinator to arrange how it will get to the pick-up point.  If you miss the pick-up day, don’t worry as it can be submitted again the next week.  We thank you for your patience as we roll out this next stage of educational modifications.  Thank you and be safe.

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Acknowledging the Loss of an Amazing Colleague – Gabe Lazzarotto, Teacher, Hazelton Secondary School


CMSD82 Internal Release, Acknowledging the Loss of an Amazing Colleague, Gabe Lazzarotto (PDF Format)


It is with a deep sense of loss and profound sadness that we inform employees of the passing of a respected educator and colleague, and a good friend. Gabriele (Gabe) Lazzarotto passed away on April 15, 2020 in Hazelton surrounded by his family.

Gabe spent his entire career with the school district working at Hazelton Secondary School, beginning in September 2000 teaching math, science, physics and computer technology. He worked tirelessly with passion for the school, students, staff and the Hazelton community. Gabe’s deep rooted values around children becoming successful learners guided everything he did. He truly made a difference for the students at Hazelton Secondary School. Gabe was highly regarded by his students and the teaching and administrative staff for his inspiration, calmness, strength and leadership.

Prior to his teaching career and following Gabe’s graduation from high school in Northern Italy, he became an academy military pilot from 1977-1981. His military pilot training provided an opportunity for Gabe to work within the airline industry in Sardinia performing aircraft maintenance and in Ireland performing both aircraft maintenance and teaching aircraft technicians. Gabe relocated to Canada in 1985, where he successfully completed his aircraft maintenance engineering degree receiving top student recognition.

A virtual Memorial Service in memory of Gabe was held on April 18 in Hazelton with his family, and friends from around the world as well as colleagues and community members. Gabe’s extended family and friends in Italy joined the virtual service via Zoom.

On behalf of the Coast Mountains School District, we extend our love and heartfelt sympathy to Gabe’s wife, Liz Lazzarotto, a French Immersion Teacher at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School and long-term employee, and to their three loving daughters, all graduates of Hazelton Secondary School.

Hazelton Secondary School and Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School share a great sadness with the Lazzarotto family on the loss of this wonderful individual. Thank you Gabe for everything you did for so many people over so many years – you will be dearly missed.


Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools


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