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Youth Education in Waskaganish

ALERT: As of April 23, 2020, all in-class instruction is suspended for the 2019-2020 school year. For specifics related to employees, please see your internal mail or speak with your supervisor.

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A Message from the Chairperson and Director General of the Cree School Board
April 27, 2020Youth News

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.

Cree School Board suspends in-person instruction for 2019-2020
April 23, 2020Eeyou Education Blog

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 4

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.

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Elected

School Commissioner

Brenda Hester  ()


School Committee

School Years: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  • Ryan Erless, Chairperson ()
  • Barbara Hester, Vice-Chairperson
  • Leona Hester
  • Veronica Moses
  • Alice Shecapio
  • Melvin Wesley
  • Priscilla Wesley
  • Lizzie Diamond, Elders Representative
  • Susan Esau, Band Representative

Vision

A school inspired by Cree values dedicated to the academic achievement of our students in a safe, harmonious and welcoming atmosphere based on mutual respect. This must be accomplished in a healthy climate of trust and cooperation to enable them to become positive members of society.


Une école, basée sur les valeurs cries, dédiée à la réussite académique de nos élèves, et ce, dans un environnement sécuritaire, harmonieux et accueillant basé sur le respect mutuel. Cela devra se réaliser dans un climat sain où règnent la confiance et la coopération pour qu’ils deviennent des membres positifs de la société.

Mission

This is your school, others have built it for you. You must make it come alive and give it a face. Its spirit will be built daily by your actions. You are not alone. You are a member of a community. You obey the rules made by the community. You accomplish every day the obligations that link us all. You are solidarity. You are responsible. To break this law is to disavow yourself. To refuse it is to exclude yourself from the community.


Cette école est ton école, d’autres l’ont bâtie pour toi. Tu dois la rendre vivante et lui donner un visage. Son esprit sera construit tous les jours par ton action. Tu la construis pour les autres. Tu n’es pas seul. Tu es membre d’une communauté. Tu obéis aux règles fixées par cette communauté. Tu accomplis chaque jour des obligations qui te lient à nous tous. Tu es solidaire. Tu es responsable. Enfreindre cette loi, c’est te désavouer. La refuser, c’est t’exclure de cette communauté.

Core Beliefs

Chistaiimiiduuwin - Respect - Respect 
Dibtaiimuwiin - Humility - Humilité 
Kaachaataawaayiitaamuwiin - Wisdom - Sagesse 
Naanahwiikaaduuwiin - Sharing - Partage 
Shouchayimuwiin - Courage - Courage 
Souwaayiichiichaawiin - Compassion - Compassion 
Taabwaaoushshiiwiin - Honesty - Honnêteté

About Waskaganish

Waskaganish means "little house." This community of about 2,000 people lies on the shore of the Rupert River, near James Bay. Fort Rupert, as Waskaganish was first known, was one of three original Hudson Bay Company posts on James Bay.

Emergency Contacts

  • Medical Emergency: 819-895-8833
  • Police: 819-895-8961
  • Fire: 819-895-9000

History of Education in Waskaganish

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Cree School Board


Telephone: 418-923-2764
Toll Free: 1-866-999-2764

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Admin Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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