Message to ASD-S Families
There has been much information in the news the last several
weeks regarding the confrrmed cases of measles in Kennebecasis Valley High School and Hampton High School.
KVHS, HHS, and the
District have been working closely with Public Health to ensure families and
students are kept informed. We thank those families for their patience,
as there has been a large volume of information directed to many of them recently.
If information needs to be provided to other ASD-S families,
this will come from your child’s school via email or the voice messaging system.
For this reason, please ensure you have provided your up-to-date contact
information with the school.
All schools in ASD-S are open and classes are proceeding as
usual. Two Grade 8 Quebec trips from schools in the Kennebecasis Valley were
cancelled due to their scheduled day of departure and the uncertainty of the
scope of the outbreak at the time the decision had to be finalized; however,
there has been no other cancellation of activities or events by the District or
under the recommendation of Public Health as a result of the measles virus.
The situation is changing daily and we, along with Public
Health, are working hard to respond as it evolves. Our priority, as always, is
the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Public Health has asked
that anyone who believes they may be exhibiting symptoms contact their health
care provider or call 811 prior to presenting to a clinic, physician’s
office or emergency room so that necessary measures can be put into place to
prevent the spread to others.
If you have health
related questions, we encourage you to visit www.gnb.ca/measles
for the latest news and information.