ALERT: As a precaution due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), our school will be closed until May 1, 2020 (inclusively)
UPDATED Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 p.m.
The Government of Quebec officially announced today that the school closure will be extended to Friday, May 1st (inclusively) in Quebec.
This extended closure applies to all educational institutions - pre-kindergarten, elementary, high school, adult education, and training centres, colleges, and universities within the province.
Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35 p.m.
There has been some mention in the Quebec media today of the possibility of an extension of school closures. At this time, there is no official directive from the Government of Quebec, therefore is no extension to the school closures. They are to reopen on March 30th.
Mistissini, QC – The Cree School Board is happy to present our new website, which you will find filled with information you can use on a daily basis, whether you are a parent, a student, a community member, a candidate for employment from within the Cree Nation or elsewhere, a current employee of either the Cree School Board or another Cree entity, or a member of the media.
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.