COVID Case at John Caldwell School - September 17, 2021

Article Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians of John Caldwell School,

We have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case at John Caldwell 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 and/or get testing has received or will get a letter from Public Health with specific instructions on what to do next. This letter will be emailed to you from your school principal, Kevin Harding, or your classroom teacher. If you are not contacted, your child can continue with regular activities unless they are already self-isolating as advised by Public Health.  

There will be extensive cleaning done at the school over the weekend.

All students should plan to return to school on Monday, September 20, except for those whom Public Health has identified as close contacts and are required to self isolate.  If this changes, you will be advised.

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 ( 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

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


David McTimoney, Superintendent​