Orange Alert in Zone 1 and Return to School Document

Article Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

Hello ASD-W Families,

Please be advised that the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) has updated the "Return to School – Direction for School Districts and Schools" document.  You can see it at this link:

The following changes have been made to the document:  

  • Grades 9 to 12 Section, Page 6 – bullet has been added to reinforce the Education Act prohibiting hiring students during school hours. 
  • Appendix E – Music Education Directives - the appendix has been updated to include new directives for Extra-Curricular Music and Drama Activities. 

Further to this and as of midnight on Thursday, November 19,  Zone 1 (Moncton and South-East NB) has changed to the Orange Recovery Phase.  This impacts schools and early learning centres (ELC) primarily in the Anglophone East School District and a few schools/ELCs in the Anglophone North School District.

Currently, the schools in ASD-W are in the Yellow Recovery Phase. 

Should staff or students travel to a zone that is in the Orange Recovery Phase, they must self monitor and wear a mask for 14 days and follow directives in accordance with the Mandatory Order as if they were in the Orange Phase.  Here is a copy of the statement that describes the expectations:


Finally, please remember that people should be kind to one another, particularly those who are impacted by the Orange phase in Zone 1.

Thank you again for all your support.

David McTimoney, Superintendent​