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CMSD82 … Creating Opportunities for Learning, Opportunities for Life

The “Aspect Kickstart – A Workplace Readiness Program” included forklift operation training and certification for Kitimat City High School students.

Aspect Kickstart, a Workplace Readiness Program which is designed and focused to encourage local workforce participation into the Industrial Sector, took place at Kitimat City High School from March 29 to April 9, 2021.   Coast Mountains School District 82 was approached in the fall by Aspect Safety, based in Kitimat, with this unique grant and skills training opportunity.

Twenty students at Kitimat City High School successfully received certification in WHMIS, Rough Terrain Forklift Operation, Aerial Work Platform Operation, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Arrest, Rigging and Hoisting, Confined Space Entry/Monitoring, Working at Heights, Level One First Aid, H2S Alive, Basic OHS Regulations, Ground Disturbance, Lockout/Tag Out and COVID Safety Awareness.

A Kitimat City High School student receives aerial work platform operation training under the guidance of a Kitimat Aspect Safety trainer.

School District 82 is grateful to have been able to offer this unique opportunity to its students, which will enhance their opportunities to obtain entry-level employment as a labourer or equipment operator in the Industrial Sector upon graduation.

Nancy Tormene, Principal at Kitimat City High School, could not say enough about the program.  “This is one of the best experiences I have seen for our students here at Kitimat City High.  The students were engaged throughout the program and were eager to learn how to drive the forklift and aerial work platform.”

A special thank-you is extended to Aspect Safety for providing students with hard hats, high-visibility vests, safety glasses as well as a $200 gift card for the purchase of certified steel-toed work boots.

Aspect Safety’s owner, Logan Arruda remarked, “It’s been really rewarding for us as a company to be able to come in to an environment where these young students are so receptive, excited and eager to learn about safety in the workplace”.

 

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 K-12 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

Northwest Trades & Employ. Trng. Centre Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan – April 14, 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

2021-2022 CMSD82 New Student Registration & Cross Boundary Application

 

CMSD82 2021-2022 New Student Registration & Cross-Boundary Application Notice
(click on link to open)

School District 82 Policy 1030 outlines student attendance/catchment area procedures in accordance with Ministry of Education policies on Schools of Choice.  It is important that parents/guardians take note of specific deadlines defined within this policy and ensure the registration procedures listed below are followed:

Registration options for New Student In-Catchment including Kindergarten and Cross Boundary Applications effective January 15, 2021:

1) Complete the online registration through MyEducationBC  click on link, when the log-in screen opens, request an account (as illustrated to the right) and follow the step-by-step instructions (this is the school district’s preferred registration option), or

2) Download a copy of the Student Registration Form (regular format or fillable format, click on the desired link to open document), complete and submit by “appointment only” or by email to the school of choice, or

3) Contact your in-catchment school or school of choice to make an appointment to receive the registration forms.

Note:  For school and/or contact information, please access the following links:

CMSD82 Schools & Contact Information

CMSD82 2020-2021 School Principals, Vice Principals & School Contact Listing


New In-Catchment Registration and Confirmation: 
Registrations will be received by February 26, 2021 for new students including Kindergarten. Applications received after this date will have to wait until school staffing is complete before receiving status of school enrollment.  Wait-listed in-catchment students may be moved as soon as space is available. Wait-listed in-catchment students will be notified of their status for the school year as soon as possible or by the first Friday following school opening.


Cross Boundary Applications: 
Applications received by February 26, 2021 will receive confirmation by April 1, 2021. Applications received after February 26, 2021 will be confirmed by the first Friday following school opening, or as soon as possible following this date, pending staffing allocations and school configurations. Unsuccessful applicants may be held on a waiting list for the subsequent school years.

Definitions:

  • In-Catchment Students: Those students who live in the attendance areas defined for each school.  The school the student would normally attend.
  • Cross Boundary/Out-of-Catchment Students: Those students who do not live within the defined attendance areas for the school they wish to attend.
  • School of Choice: The opportunity to enroll in a school or school program available within the school district.

Should you require further assistance, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Coast Mountains Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.