As you are aware, the Moncton region (Zone 1) has moved to a
red alert level. For schools, this
means we remain open with enhanced health and safety measures. These were communicated to you by
Superintendent Mr. Ingersoll and are included at the end of this message.
Again today, Hillsborough Elementary school did not receive
directives from Public Health concerning the confirmed covid case at CRHS. We remain open. (Please note: the cafeteria is not open when
CRHS is learning from home.)
A few important notes for clarification:
As stated in the EECD red alert directives, if a
parent chooses not to send their child to school, the parent is responsible for
their child's education. Teachers are not required to support learning at home
while schools are open. (This is in effect for the orange and red levels.)
If the school closes because of a confirmed
covid case, this will be a 3 day school closure (possibly longer). If this happens,
teachers are required to support learning at home.
Students who attended school this week received
a packet of materials. This packet will
be used in case there is a school closure with teacher direction. This should not be used now.
For students who did not receive this
packet, we will make arrangement for a pick up/drop off, if schools close and the
packet is needed.
Teachers have sent emails to families with some
learning suggestions that may help if parents have chosen to keep students’
home while schools are still open.
Thank you for your support and if you have
questions, please contact the school…
and thank you for following directives from
Public Health to keep our community safe.
Information sent to families by Mr. Ingersoll
(Superintendent ASD-E) on January 19, 2021
Based on the provincial Covid-19 Recovery
Plan, our schools will follow the New
Red Level Directives.
In the Red Alert level, schools will
remain open with enhanced health and safety measures including:
and staff stay home if they have even one symptom of COVID-19.
staff are actively screened when they report to work each day.
Parents screen their children each morning prior to sending them to
a positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed, the school will be closed for a
minimum of three days to allow for contact tracing. The school would also
become a testing site for school staff.
The Red Alert level means staff and
students will be required to follow enhanced safety measures, as follows:
Students are required to wear a mask at
all times including outdoors and in play during sports activities.
When they are working silently on their own or eating.
Masks must be worn at all times on buses.
All employees must wear a mask at all
When they are eating or sitting
alone in a closed office or room.
School-age children and those teaching them are
expected to bring two clean masks with them each day.
Use of wind instruments and singing are not
activities, including SISTEMA, theatre, choir and band are not permitted.
Activities that allow for physical distancing
such as yoga, dancing, walking will be employed.
Interscholastic, extra-curricular and
intramural sports are not permitted.
- Necessary travel only is
recommended in and out of Red level zones, however, people can continue to
travel within the province for work, school, essential errands and medical
All field trips will be cancelled.
Full details of the community directives
for each of the levels, including the Red level, can be found on the government
LEVEL COMPARISONS CHART
For more information regarding the
pandemic as it relates to schools, please also refer to the "Return to
School – Direction for School Districts and Schools" document, which sets
provincial expectations and standards for the safe operation of our schools
during the pandemic. It can be found at this link:
RETURN TO SCHOOL DOCUMENT
a final note, we encourage all families to be more diligent then ever with
wearing masks, hand-washing, and social distancing. These actions can make a
major impact on keeping our schools, children, and communities safe.