Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Fredericton High School - September 13, 2021

Article Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case at Fredericton High School. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the case.

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, Stephanie Tomilson, or a classroom teacher.  If you are not contacted, your child can continue with regular activities.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, will be a distance learning day for all students. Students will not report to school in person. Instead, students should sign in online and follow their regularly scheduled classes.

Please note that distance learning will be for one day only. Except for those Public Health has identified as close contacts, all students should plan to return to school on Wednesday, September 15.

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 media.

If your child is showing any symptoms of Covid-19, you should:

  1. Register them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus). OR
  2. Contact Tele-Care 811.

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

Thank you for your continued support as we respond to the pandemic.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent​