November 22, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Late this evening we were informed of a positive Covid-19
case at New Maryland Elementary School. We have been in contact 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 receive
a letter from Public Health with specific instructions on what
to do next. This letter will be sent by your School Principal late tonight
or in the morning, along with instructions on when rapid tests will be
available for pick up.
All students should plan to attend school on Tuesday, November 23,
unless they are required to self-isolate as notified by the School Principal
this evening (one class).
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
David McTimoney, Superintendent