Bus Route Cancellations – Hazelton/Kitwanga – January 16, 2020


For the information of CMSD82 parents and guardians.


As the Hazelton/Kitwanga areas remain under extreme cold temperatures and high wind chills, all bus runs for the Hazelton/Kitwanga areas will be cancelled on Thursday, January 16This is out of concern for the safety of Hazelton/Kitwanga students waiting for buses in the extreme cold weather and high wind chills.

A warming trend is forecasted for the Hazelton/Kitwanga area and we are hopeful for safe school bus travel conditions on Friday, January 17.

Kindly note that all Hazelton/Kitwanga schools will remain open on January 16 and staff will be working following their regular timetables/bell schedules.

Parents/guardians should contact their School Principal if they have any further questions.


Graduation Assessment Information and Semester End

Happy new year!  I hope each of you had an enjoyable holiday season.  We are now on the final stretch of the first semester.  The last day of classes for the semester will be on Thursday, January 23rd.  Friday, January 24th is a semester turn-around day.  Students will not be in attendance on this day, as it will be used by teachers for preparing report cards and getting ready for new classes, which will begin on Monday, January 27th.

Graduation Numeracy and Literacy Assessments:

Students in grade 10 this year will write two mandatory assessments, numeracy and literacy.  Students registered in a math 10 and/or English 10 course this semester will write these assessments the week of January 20th – 23rd during the block that they have these courses.  This will avoid unnecessary disruption to other classes during this week.  Students and teachers of those courses have been given a schedule for when they will write these assessments.  Students in grade 10 who have English 10 and/or a math 10 in the second semester will write these assessments in April following the same format.

Students in grade 11 or 12 this year do not need to write the literacy 10 exam, as they have been exempted by the Ministry of Education.  Current grade 11 students will write the new Literacy 12 assessment in the 2020-21 school year.  More information on that graduation assessment will be shared with parents and students in the fall.

You can find more information on the new graduation assessments under the ‘Grad’ menu, by clicking on the ‘Graduation Assessments’ tab.  If you have any questions about graduation assessments, or semester-end procedures, please contact the school office.

Keith Axelson, Principal

Board of Education Rescinds Transition Plan to Re-Assign Principals-Vice Principals for the 2020-21 School Year


CMSD82 News Release – Board Rescinds Transition Plan to Re-assign Principals-Vice Principals 2020-21 School Year


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 at its In Camera Board Meeting held yesterday afternoon, December 18, 2019 passed the following motion:

THAT the 2020-2021 Principal and Vice Principal Assignments remain status quo as of January 6, 2020 except in the event of resignations, retirements or other emergent situations as determined by the Acting Superintendent of Schools.

In an effort to formalize the school district’s processes related to Principal and Vice Principal re-assignments, and in light of several recommendations by Independent Consultant Dianne Turner, the Board of Education has rescinded the one-year transition plan as passed at the June 26, 2019 In Camera Board Meeting.

Specifically, the aforementioned motion rescinds the transition plan to re-assign Principals and Vice Principals for the 2020-2021 school year.

In the future, Principal and Vice Principal re-assignments will be conducted using a Change Management Protocol, which will be collaborative, consultative in structure, and as transparent as possible.

The Board of Education values the strength and dedication of all employees in the school district and looks forward to engaging and working together with all of our communities in the school district towards continued student success.


Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Dates

January 20-23:  Literacy & numeracy assessments

January 23:  Last day of classes for semester 1

January 24:  Semester turn-around day

January 27:  First day of semester 2 classes

January 29:  Grad photo re-takes

January 31:  Non-instructional day

February 4:  PAC meeting @ 7:00 in library

February 17:  Family Day holiday