October 13, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today we were informed of a new Covid-19 case at Hartland Community School. We are working with Public Health officials
to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with
Anyone required to
self-isolate will get a letter from Public Health with specific instructions on
what to do next. This letter will include information on the new rapid testing
option for unvaccinated students. You will receive this letter from your school
principal or a designated staff member. If you are not contacted, your child
can continue with regular activities.
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 14, will be a
distance learning day for all students in grades 10, 11 and 12 and for students
on Bus 106, who are not already self-isolating.
Students should plan to return
to school on Friday, October 15, except for those
whom Public Health has identified as close contacts and are self-isolating.
Teachers will move to online learning per
regular class schedules in most cases. Please watch for communications
from your teachers. 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 as required.
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, details, such as 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 health-related questions, please
write to COVID-19NB@gnb.ca
Thank you for your continued support as we
respond to the pandemic.
Colpitts, Director of Schools for Covid Response