Woodstock High School and Townsview School,
Due to the
increased activity of COVID-19 in your community and confirmed cases in your
schools which has impacted school operations, we are required to make a shift
to remote learning. With few exceptions, all students will be learning
from home this coming week.
January 11, will serve as an operational response day. This will be a day
for teachers to get organized for the transition. Teachers will reach out
to their students on this day and make a plan to connect virtually (Grades 6 to
12, for certain, and where possible in Grades K-5) to say hello and offer an
explanation of what the rest of the week will look like. Please watch for
communication from the classroom teachers. The full switch to “learning
from home” begins on Tuesday, January 12. This one-week plan will be
reassessed on Thursday, January 14, and the plan for moving forward after
Friday, January 15 will be shared with you at the end of that day.
for picking up items at the school can be made with the main office. The
school may communicate with you further regarding this or any other details
they wish to share.
will reach out to individual families regarding special circumstances where
your child may still come to school. This will happen on Tuesday, January
12, if it applies to you. Notwithstanding these few exceptions, students
will be required to engage in their learning from home.
Due to the
high-level activity in the area, Public Health has required that all students
and staff from your two schools self-isolate this weekend. These measures
have allowed for Public Health to do the contact tracing. Public Health
will inform us when the global self-isolation measures can be lifted. I
will communicate with you again as soon as we know.
remember that Public Health will contact you if your child has been in close
contact with any confirmed cases and provide instructions about self-isolation.
Children and young people look
to the adults in their lives to guide them on how to react to worrying and
stressful events. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about any
anxieties and remind them to treat one another with kindness and respect, in
person and on social media.
If your child
is showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should:
- Register them online for a test
by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus), or
- Contact Tele-Care 811, or
- Contact your primary care
operators or your primary care provider will evaluate your child before sending
them for testing.
Thank you for supporting your
child in this next week of learning and thank you for helping keep our schools,
community, and province safe.