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Revised Hazelton-Kitwanga Bus Schedules

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

For your information, provided below are the bus schedules/routes for Hazelton, Kitwanga and area reflecting revisions effective September 25, 2017 to Routes #21, #22 (new run), #24, #25, #26 and #28.  Also provided is a letter sent home on Thursday, September 21 for the information of parents, guardians and caregivers from our Director of Facility Services, Travis Elwood regarding the bussing changes and a reminder for families whose children require bussing services to ensure the 2017-2018 Bus Registration Form issued last school year is completed and submitted to their School Principal.

Hazelton-Kitwanga Bus Schedules-Routes – 2017-2018 School Year
(Note … the above link provides one PDF file providing all bus routes/schedules)

CMSD82 Letter to Parents-Guardians re Bussing Update – Sept. 21, 2017

Should you have questions or concerns regarding bus routing and scheduling the following steps are suggested:

  • Contact your child’s/children’s School Principal.
  • Contact the Operations Manager at Diversified Transportation bus lines at 250-635-7042 or 1-855-538-5287 for out of town.

Community Open House on Rural Education – Monday, February 6, 2017

 

MOE-CMSD82 Community Open House – Rural Education – Feb. 6, 2017  (PDF Poster)

 

In the summer of 2016, Premier Christy Clark tasked Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson to work with the education sector, the public and community stakeholder groups, as well as Donna Barnett, the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, to create a Rural Education Strategy by the summer of 2017. The purpose of this engagement is to explore rural school funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province.

The Parliamentary Secretary is seeking feedback from British Columbians and interested stakeholders to provide a range of different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural school districts and communities for her consideration. Regional Community Open House sessions are scheduled in 9 locations throughout the province, including Terrace on February 6, 2017 hosted by Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82, with the aim to gather feedback from families and community members through an open dialogue.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Community Open House session!  The first 30-45 minutes will be an Open House format, where light refreshments and snacks will be served.

The remaining portion of the meeting will be a more formal question and answer sharing session with Ministry of Education staff. You are invited to share your thoughts on the following discussion questions at the Community Open House session:

Discussion 1: What is your definition of a rural school?
Discussion 2: What are the positive impacts in the community?
Discussion 3: How are schools being used?
Discussion 4: Share your rural education story

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AT THE TERRACE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
… EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

DATE & TIME:  Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre, 3120 Highway 16 East, Terrace
(formerly Thornhill Junior Secondary School – https://goo.gl/maps/Mq3pZa8WxeR2)
Pre-registration or RSVP’s are not required for the community session.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Carole Gagnon, CMSD82 Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401 or carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca, should you have questions regarding the Terrace Community Open House.

All online comments, emails, technical surveys, stakeholder submissions and comments from Community Open House sessions will be reviewed and a final report, with recommendations for the future, will be released near the end of the 2016/2017 school year.

For more information, please visit the Rural Education website at:

http://engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraleducation/

CMSD82 Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar

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CMSD82 Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar & Backgrounder

 

CMSD82 Letter to Parents-Guardians re Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar

 

 

School districts across the province are involved in calendar amendments related to the new Ministry of Education Curriculum Implementation Plan that has recently been announced.  The Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), supported by provincial partners in education, announced a plan to support the implementation of the new curriculum.

As part of this plan, school districts have been asked to add 10 hours of non-instructional time to this school year which will reduce instructional hours equivalent to two regular school days.  The time will be provided for teachers to familiarize themselves with the new curriculum and to plan for its implementation in the coming year.

Coast Mountains School District in collaboration with the Coast Mountain Teachers’ Federation has selected Friday, January 15, 2016 and Friday, April 29, 2016 as the two non-instructional training days.  Both days were selected with a mind to minimizing the impact on families and student learning.

On November 25, 2015 the Board of Education approved a motion to amend the 2015-2016 School Calendar reflecting Friday, January 15, 2016 and Friday, April 29, 2016 as non-instructional days.  The addition of these two non-instructional days will support Coast Mountains School District’s teachers as they learn the new Ministry of Education curriculum.  For clarity, students will not attend school on January 15 and April 29, 2016.  Please view the amended 2015-2016 School Calendar as provided above.

In response to the rapidly changing world that students are entering, the new Ministry of Education curriculum is being redesigned to help teachers create learning environments that are both engaging and personalized for students.  The redesigned curriculum focuses on core competencies, essential learning and literacy and numeracy foundations.  More information for parents can be found at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca.

We are looking forward to the exciting times ahead in our classrooms as we help our students succeed in this changing world.

Sincerely,

Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools

Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office as follows:

Tel:  (250) 638-4401 or Toll Free 1-855-635-4931, Local 4401
Fax: 1-888-290-4786
Email:  carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca