September 23, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians of Townsview School
and Keswick Valley Memorial School,
This evening we were informed of a positive
Covid-19 case at both Townsview School and Keswick Valley 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 from your school principal or a designated staff
member tomorrow (Friday). If you are not contacted, your child can continue with
Tomorrow, Friday, September 24, will be a
distance learning day for all students at both schools.
Students will not report to the school for regular classes. Your school
will communicate a plan for learning with you. We recognize that the
opportunity to connect with the school may vary among families. Please do not
worry if you can’t. We understand that this is short notice, and we will adjust
Please note that distance learning will be for
one day only. All students should plan to return to school on Monday, September
27, except for those whom Public Health has identified as close contacts and are
required to self-isolate.
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
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.
David McTimoney, Superintendent