We have been informed of two positive Covid-19
cases at Donald Fraser Memorial School. We are working with Public Health
officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in
contact with the cases.
Anyone required to
self-isolate will get a letter from Public Health with specific instructions on
what to do next. This letter will be emailed to you today from your school
principal, Lisa Doucette. If you are not contacted, your child can continue with
Tomorrow, Monday, September 13, will be a
distance learning day for all students. This will allow for a
thorough cleaning and for contact tracing to occur. Your child(ren)’s teacher
will communicate the plan for learning with you (i.e. times for connection
and activities). We recognize that the opportunity to connect with the teacher
may vary among families. Please do not worry if you can’t. We understand that
this is short notice, and we will adjust as required.
Please note that distance
learning may be extended for the affected classes. However, for all those Public
Health has not identified as close contacts, please plan to return
to school on Tuesday, September 14. If there is a need to keep the school closed longer, we
will let you know.
It is natural to want to know if your child may
have been exposed to the virus but to protect the privacy of students and
school personnel, other details, including names, will not be released.
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
If your child is showing any symptoms of
Covid-19, you should:
them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus
website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus). OR
The 811 operators will evaluate your child
before sending them for testing. If you have questions that are health-related,
please write to COVID-19NB@gnb.ca