November 20, 2020
Dear ASD-S Families,
With the increase in confirmed COVID-19
cases in the Saint John Health Region (Zone 2), which covers all of ASD-S, our
area is moving to the Orange phase of recovery, as of midnight tonight. We
understand families may have questions and increased concerns about what this
means for their students.
It is important to remember that schools
cannot share any personal or health related information about staff or students
who are self-isolating or who have tested positive, for privacy reasons.
However, Public Health investigates every confirmed case, and would notify any
staff or student who was required to self-isolate due to close contact with a
confirmed case. You do not need to inquire at the school – you would be
Our move to the Orange phase requires
enhanced safety measures for our staff and students. The Department of
Education and Early Childhood Development has created this
document, with Public Health, outlining the updated safety protocols,
which include increased mask use at all grade levels and limiting of certain
activities. Extra-curricular music activities, such as choir and band are not permitted
at this time. Sport activities will be limited to practices within a single
team. Please take the time to review this document for full details.
We ask all families to continue reminding
students about the importance of hand washing/sanitizing; practicing good cough/sneeze etiquette; physical distancing;
bringing 2 clean face masks each day;
and monitoring for symptoms. If
you have symptoms, you can visit this
site to do a self-assessment and book a COVID-19 test.
Thank you for your understanding as we work
together to follow the safety guidelines provided to us by Public Health and