Return to In-Person Learning - January 31, 2022

Article Posted: Friday, January 28, 2022

Friday, January 27, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians of Anglophone West School District

Starting today at 11:59 p.m, the province will return to Level 2 of the pandemic recovery plan. This means, on Monday, January 31, schools across New Brunswick will welcome students in grades Kindergarten to 8 back into classrooms for in-person learning. Please note that the last day for Semester 1 in the high school setting is today, January 28.  As per the annual school calendar, there are two “Turn-Around Days” that take place on January 31 and February 1 which allow for high school staff to effectively end Semester 1 and prepare for Semester 2.  The first day of classes for students in Grades 9 to 12 is Wednesday, February 2.

With the provincial move to Level 2, the district will follow the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Level 2 guidelines in the Healthy and Safe Schools Winter Plan (K-8) and the Healthy and Safe Schools Winter Plan (9-12). By following this plan and being extra vigilant with mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and self-monitoring, we are making our schools as safe as they can be.

However, the continual rapid spread of the Omicron virus is still a concern, and it is anticipated that cases will rise over the coming weeks. If required, the district has a contingency plan to fill teacher and staff absences to minimize disruptions to student learning. A cancellation of classes or move to “learning at home” will be made for classes or schools only as a last resort if we are unable to safely operate or if Public Health advises us of the necessity to do so. We ask that parents continue to notify their school if their child tests positive for Covid-19. In addition, we will provide daily updates on our Covid-19 Dashboard, as we’ve been doing for the past two weeks.  The information on this dashboard may change as adjustments are made with provincial reporting expectations. 

As a reminder, in Level 2 of the Healthy and Safe Schools Winter Plan, masks are required in classes and common spaces and may be necessary outside if physical distancing between class groupings is not possible.

If your child develops a new or worsening symptom, please keep them home and register for a test. For the most up-to-date Covid-19 information, please visit the provincial Living With Covid-19 website. If you have questions specific to your school, please contact your school directly. Questions regarding the current Covid-19 Winter Plan Guidelines can be directed to

We look forward to welcoming our students back to our schools on Monday (K-8) and Wednesday (9-12).


David McTimoney, Superintendent, ASD-W​