October 26, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This afternoon we were informed of a positive Covid-19
case at Florenceville Elementary School. We are working with Public Health
officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in
contact with the case.
Anyone identified as a close contact will get a letter from Public
Health with specific instructions on what to do next. You will receive this
letter from your school principal or a designated staff member. This letter
will now include information on the new rapid testing option for unvaccinated
Please note that tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27, will be a
distance learning day for all students. Students should plan to return to
school on Thursday, October 28, unless they are self-isolating. If we need to
extend distance learning, you will be notified.
Please watch for communications from your teachers who will share
tomorrow’s learning plan 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 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 media.
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
Jay Colpitts, Director of Schools for Covid-19 Response