The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) developed this resource to support BC First Nations that decide to partially or fully reopen their school facilities for the 2020/2021 school year. This document contains important health and safety considerations related to school operations as well as a planning template that may be used by First Nations while working toward their school’s reopening.

Please Note: This document has been reviewed as needed, and will remain as a living document and can change with input and consultation from all stakeholders, if approved by Administration in collaboration with Emergency Operations Center and Old Massett Village Council.
Review the current CMS School Reopening Safety Plan here.

About the School

Chief Matthews School is a K/4 to Grade 5 school in Old Massett, on Haida Gwaii. Our school serves both Old Massett and neighboring Masset communities. Chief Matthews School balances high expectations academically through the BC Curriculum with our Traditional Haida teachings in daily Xaad Kil (Haida Language) instruction and other cultural and land-based learning. A strong staff of approximately 25 members, consisting of teachers, Education Assistants, Administration, and other support staff work together to create a student, family, and community-focused school to ensure student success.

Student Handbook

Our handbook will help guide and give all the necessary information needed to prepare for child’s learning at Chief Matthew’s School. Inside you will find information about school supplies, curriculums, school rules and much more.

2020-2021 Student Handbook

School Calendar

View 2020-2021 School Calendar

Bus Schedule

Bus Pick-up Location Time
New Town 8:30am
Massett Grocery 8:35am
Tahayghen School 8:40am
Old Massett 8:45am
Bus Drop-off Location Time
Chief Matthews School 3:00pm
Tahayghen School 3:15pm
New Town 3:20pm