September 23, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians of John Caldwell
Today we were informed of three new positive
Covid-19 cases 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 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 or a designated staff
member. The letter will come as soon as possible but may not arrive
tonight. If you are not contacted, your child can continue with regular
activities unless they are already self-isolating, as advised by Public Health.
will move to distance learning tomorrow, Friday, September 24th.
the increased number of cases at the school and our concern for learning to
continue safely, we will extend distance learning for all students until
next Friday, October 1st, inclusive. This means students should plan to return
to in-class learning on Monday, October 4th.
Kindergarten to grade 5
teachers will communicate a plan for learning with parents. 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.
For grades 6-12 students, teachers will move to
online learning per regular class schedules in most cases. Please watch
for communications from your teachers.
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
Thank you for your continued support as we
respond to the pandemic.
David McTimoney, Superintendent