The spring of 2020 has brought lots of change to our world. Right now, it’s hard for you to see your friends or to gather with cousins and other family; you also don’t see your teachers at school. Instead, you talk to your friends on the phone or through social media, and you learn in new ways, such as online. For those in high school, we know you are facing uncertainty. The world is a confusing place right now, and we, like you, find ourselves looking for new ways to accomplish our goals.
Mistissini, QC– After careful deliberation, the Cree School Board has come to a decision regarding the current school year. Please be informed that a resolution was passed today by the CSB Executive Committee, as per Bylaw No.8 COVID-19 Delegation of Powers that all in-person instruction for all CSB schools and adult learning centres be suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
UPDATED Monday, April 6, 2020 5:00 p.m.
Beginning today, Secondary V students currently registered with the Cree School Board can expect a new, specific and exceptional approach to learning and evaluation for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
If you believe with your heart, you will succeed!
Our mission is to help each and every student reach their full potential in becoming a responsible and productive citizen while acknowledging, promoting and maintaining Cree culture. In this way we empower the youth of “Eeyou Istchee” to embrace the challenges of the 21st century.
Chisasibi, the most northern road-accessible of our communities, is home to more than 5,000 people, native and non-native. The community sits on the south shore of La Grande River, having relocated from Fort George Island in 1981 after the James Bay hydro-electric project resulted in threatening erosion.
Children - and many from neighbouring Cree communities - attended one of two residential schools in Fort George following their establishment in the 1930s. The schools offered education to Grade 6; after Grade 6, students were sent to residential schools in the south.
The Catholic residential school closed in 1952, and in 1969, the federal government assumed operation of the Anglican residential school, converting a classroom block into Sand Park Elementary Day School in 1971 and, a year later, organizing local high school education.
In 1975, the residential school closed permanently when the Cree School Board was given authority over education of Crees in their territory.
Students then attended Waapinichihkush Elementary School for Kindergarten to Grade 6; the high school, James Bay Eeyou School, was built in 1980.