September 20, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians of Andover
Elementary School, Perth-Andover Middle School, and Southern Victoria High
We have been informed of
additional positive Covid-19 cases at all three schools in Perth-Andover
today. 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. The
letter will be emailed to you from your school principal, vice-principal, or
your classroom teacher. The letters are scheduled to go out tonight. If you are not
contacted, your child can continue with regular activities unless they are
already self-isolating as advised by Public Health. The Transportation Manager
will be sending letters to families of students on impacted buses with a
similar message. These letters are also scheduled to go out tonight.
Due to the number of cases in our
Perth-Andover schools and our wish to continue learning safely and
consistently, we will maintain distance learning for all students until
Friday, September 24, inclusive. Students will not report to the school
for the rest of the week.
We will communicate with you again at the end
of the week to provide an update.
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
I appreciate your patience and commitment to
student safety and learning.
David McTimoney, Superintendent