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Information on Busing to Vaccination Clinics for ASD-W Students


Fredericton Area Schools

Bus to Brookside Mall Clinic: Thursday, June 17, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Schools in this area include:

Bliss Carmen Middle School, Central New Brunswick Academy, Devon Middle School, Fredericton High School, George Street Middle School, Keswick Ridge, Keswick Valley Memorial, Leo Hayes High School, Nashwaaksis Middle School and Stanley Consolidated

Register by June 15 by clicking here:

Invitation to Busing for COVID-19 Vaccination Fredericton Area

 

Oromocto Area Schools

Bus to Oromocto Hazen Park Center Clinic: Tuesday, June 22, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Schools in this area include:

Cambridge Narrows Community School, Chipman Forest Avenue, Gagetown, Harold Peterson Middle School, Minto Elementary School, Minto Memorial High School, Oromocto High School, Ridgeview Middle School and Sunbury West

Register by June 17 by clicking here:

Invitation for Busing to Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Oromocto Area

 

Woodstock Area Schools

Bus to AYR Center Clinic: Tuesday, June 22, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Schools in this area include:

Canterbury High School, Hartland Community School, Meduxnekeag Consolidated, Nackawic Middle School, Nackawic Senior High School, Townsview, and Woodstock High School

Register by June 17 by clicking here:

Invitation for Busing to Covid-19 Vaccination Woodstock Area

 

Harvey and McAdam High Schools

Bus to Harvey Memorial Community Center Clinic: Wednesday, June 23,  starting at 10:00 a.m

Register by June 17 by clicking here:

Invitation for Busing to Vaccination Clinic Harvey McAdam

 

Perth-Andover Area Schools

Bus to Perth Baptist Church Clinic: Wednesday, June 23,  starting at 10:00 a.m.

Schools in this area include:

Bath Community School, Carleton North High School, Centreville Community School, Florenceville Middle School, Perth Andover Middle School, Southern Victoria High School and Tobique Valley High School

Register by June 17 by clicking here:

Invitation to Busing for Vaccination Perth Andover Area

Last Printed: 6/15/2021 11:00 AM
Posted: Jun 16 2021, 10:00 AM
  

Orange Shirt Day 2021 T-Shirt Design Challenge

This year, for the first time, ASD-W hosted an Orange Shirt Day T-shirt Design Challenge. Over 100 Indigenous youth within ASD-W and Wolastoqey community schools participated. Three artists were selected to have their designs featured on hundreds of orange shirts, stickers and pins for Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2021. While only three designs were selected, this project provided an opportunity to showcase the ideas and talent of Indigenous youth.

The selected artists were surprised with a celebration at their school. With classmates, teachers and families around them, each student was gifted a framed picture of their design, a certificate, and a gift bag full of goodies. The students were also given the opportunity to work with Natalie Sappier and Brandon Mitchell to finalize their artwork. Congratulations to all the participants!

 The young artists whose designs will be featured on the 2021 Orange Shirt Day t-shirts are:

  • Serenity, Grade 8, George Street Middle School



  • Silas, Grade 1, Gibson-Neill Memorial



  • Jasmine, Grade 3, Wulastukw Elementary



Last Printed: 6/11/2021 3:00 PM
Posted: Jun 11 2021, 2:36 PM
  

​June 10, 2021

Please see the attached message from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regarding vaccinations.

Memo to Families re Vaccination.pdfMemo to Families re Vaccination.pdf


Last Printed: 6/10/2021 8:00 PM
Posted: Jun 10 2021, 7:11 PM
  

On Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10, over 200 schools in the four Anglophone School Districts across New Brunswick will celebrate the first-ever province-wide Student Appreciation Days. The celebration will take place over two days to accommodate schools currently using the blended learning model (learning one day at home and one day at school); however, some schools will be celebrating at a later date due to Covid-19 closures or for other operational reasons.

In a year like no other, students in New Brunswick and across our country have risen to the challenge and continued learning, growing, and doing great things. They have demonstrated their resiliency by wearing masks, being apart from friends, adapting to online learning, social distancing, missing out on sports and extra-curricular activities, and so much more. This celebration is to show appreciation and gratitude for all they have done. We also want to extend our gratitude to parents and guardians for modelling kindness and patience, especially during difficult times.

A lot of planning has happened behind the scenes to make these days unforgettable for our almost 70,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the Anglophone school system. Posters and stickers were delivered to every school in advance, and students will be receiving video messages from some very influential Canadians. Schools will be sharing the days' events on social media using the hashtag #NBStudentAppreciationDay.

We hope everyone enjoys these special days!

Last Printed: 6/8/2021 5:00 PM
Posted: Jun 10 2021, 7:09 PM
  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10, over 200 schools in the four Anglophone School Districts across New Brunswick will celebrate the first-ever province-wide Student Appreciation Days. The celebration will take place over two days to accommodate schools currently using the blended learning model (learning one day at home and one day at school); however, some schools will be celebrating at a later date due to Covid-19 closures or for other operational reasons.

In a year like no other, students in New Brunswick and across our country have risen to the challenge and continued learning, growing, and doing great things. They have demonstrated their resiliency by wearing masks, being apart from friends, adapting to online learning, social distancing, missing out on sports and extra-curricular activities, and so much more. This celebration is to show appreciation and gratitude for all they have done. We also want to extend our gratitude to parents and guardians for modelling kindness and patience, especially during difficult times.

A lot of planning has happened behind the scenes to make these days unforgettable for our almost 70,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the Anglophone school system. Posters and stickers were delivered to every school in advance, and students will be receiving video messages from some very influential Canadians. Schools will be sharing the days' events on social media using the hashtag #NBStudentAppreciationDay.

We hope everyone enjoys these special days!

Sincerely,

Your School Staff and District Office Staff​ 

Last Printed: 6/9/2021 8:00 AM
Posted: Jun 09 2021, 7:06 AM
  

June 8, 2021

RE: CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE AT LEO HAYES HIGH SCHOOL

Dear Parents and Guardians of Leo Hayes High School,

We have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case at Leo Hayes High School. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the case.

Public Health Officials or your school will contact you if your child has been:

  1. Identified as a close contact with the confirmed case. In this instance, your child will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Further instructions on isolation may be given by Public Health, or;
  2. Potentially exposed to the case due to a common environment exposure. An example of this would be using the same classroom. In this instance, your child will be asked to self-isolate until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 11, and self-monitor to allow for contact tracing and risk assessment to be done. 

If you are not contacted by Public Health (through a call or a message from your school), your child does not need to self-isolate and may continue with regular activities, including attending school.

At this time, in-person learning will continue tomorrow as per the regular schedule.

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 media.

If your child is showing any symptoms of Covid-19, you should:

  1. Register them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus). OR
  2. Contact 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.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent

Last Printed: 6/8/2021 9:00 PM
Posted: Jun 08 2021, 8:50 PM
  

June 7, 2021

RE: ASD-W Early Dismissal for Tuesday, June 8

Good Evening Families of ASD-W,

Due to the “Level 2 - High Heat Alert” issued by the Province of New Brunswick and the corresponding forecasted temperatures for Tuesday, June 8, many of which are approaching, at, or exceeding 40 degrees Celsius for the afternoon, the following adjusted schedules will take place on Tuesday, June 8:

Early dismissal for all schools, except the 5 schools that have a cooling system.  These schools include:

  • McAdam High School
  • Harvey High School
  • Royal Road Elementary School
  • Nashwaaksis Middle School
  • Minto Elementary Middle School   

These 5 schools will have school for the full day.

The early dismissal will follow a schedule of “3 hours” early to allow for consistent dismissal and bus times.  For example, if a bus normally departs school at 3:20 PM, it will depart at 12:20 PM on Tuesday.  Parents may keep their children home without any disadvantage in terms of attendance.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent

Last Printed: 6/7/2021 10:00 PM
Posted: Jun 07 2021, 9:47 PM
  

June 6, 2021

RE: SECOND CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE AT NACKAWIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Dear Families of Nackawic Senior High School,

We have learned of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 associated with Nackawic High School.  As such, there are specific instructions for the school population as outlined in this letter from the Medical Officer of Health.

In case you are unable to open the official letter attached here, I have copied the message into the body of this email.  The letter will be placed on our website on Monday morning.

Nackawic 2nd Case.pdfNackawic 2nd Case.pdf

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

David McTimoney, Superintendent​

Last Printed: 6/7/2021 9:00 AM
Posted: Jun 07 2021, 8:42 AM
  

June 6, 2021

RE: UPDATE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH AND LEARNING PLAN FOR NACKAWIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Good Afternoon Families of Nackawic Senior High School,

Public Health has informed us that those students and families who were required to isolate until 11:59 p.m. today, Sunday, June 6, can end their isolation tonight as planned. This group will be receiving a letter from Public Health shortly. Those who have been identified as a close contact and told to self-isolate for 14 days are required to continue with their self-isolation until the end of the 14-day period.

Learning Plan for Students

Starting tomorrow, Monday, June 7, and extending to next Monday, June 14, inclusive, students will continue to learn online and from home. This plan for learning is due to the high number of staff vacancies that cannot be backfilled at this time. Students are asked to follow their regular schedule online and from home.

Your school principal will send a message to all staff and families with further instructions, including some plans about final assessments. Please watch for his message.

Once again, if you or your child are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should:

  1. Register online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus), OR
  2. Contact Tele-Care 811. The 811 operators will evaluate you or your child before sending you for testing.

We appreciate your continued patience and support as we respond to the pandemic. We will reassess the situation again next Monday, June 14, and provide you with an update on continued learning at that time.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent

Last Printed: 6/6/2021 5:00 PM
Posted: Jun 06 2021, 4:51 PM
  

HERITAGE FAIR 2021

Our sincere gratitude to each school for providing this enriching opportunity to our students in this challenging year and congratulations to all the participants and award-winners.

Please click here to view our ASD-W student achievements at the Regional Fair. This video was compiled by the Department of Culture, Tourism, Heritage.

https://youtu.be/oLHaeDDdMaU​

PROVINCIAL WINNERS


Underground Railroad, Benjamin, Grade 6, Tobique Valley

Les infirmières canadiennes: Les femmes en guerre, Amy-Lyn, Grade 9,  Leo Hayes

Willie O’Ree, Ivan, Grade 5, Hubbard Elementary

 

NB Aboriginal Affairs - Aboriginal Award

1st Place, Maliseet, Leeum, Grade 5, Kingsclear Consolidated

 

Brig. Milton F Gregg VC Award

1st Place, Sunray, Amelia, Grade 5, Hubbard Elementary School

 

NB Historic Places Award

1st Place, Covered Bridges in New Brunswick, Spencer, Grade 5, Gagetown

Honourable Mention, Le Pont de Florenceville, Sarah & Cara, Grade 7, Nashwaaksis


NB Labour History Award

1st Place, McCains, Aaden & Landon, Grade 7, Tobique Valley

 

NB Museum Award of Merit

1st Place, Slavery in Canada, Gabrielle, Grade 7, Gagetown

Honourable Mention, NB Loyalists: Merritt Family, Weston, Grade 7, Gagetown

 

NB Sports Legacy Award

1st Place, Beth Toner: World Junior Curling Champion, Noemi, Grade 6, John Caldwell

Honourable Mention, Horses Racing in NB, Teagan, Grade 5, Gagetown

 

NB St. Croix 2004 Award

1st Place, L’expulsion Acadien, Simone & Janey, Grade 8, Nashwaaksis

Honourable Mention, La deportation des acadiens, Evan & Olivier, Grade 6, John Caldwell


Canadian Achievement Award

1st Place, Whiskey Wars, Ashtyn, Grade 8, Keswick Valley

Honourable Mention, Alexander Graham Bell, Aiden, Grade 6, Keswick Valley


Canadian Sports Award

1st Place, Le manque de diversite a le hockey, Jessica, Grade 9, Leo Hayes

Honourable Mention, Ringette, Grace, Grade 5, Hubbard

 

Irish Canadian Association Award

1st Place, Afriqueville, Annaclare & Julie, Grade 8, Nashwaaksis

 

My Community’s Heritage Award

1st Place, My Dad, My Hero, Evan, Grade 5, Hubbard

 

Natural Wonders of Canada Award

1st Place, Animals to Food, Michael, Grade 5, Park Street

Honourable Mention, Sable Island, Cadan, Grade 5, Hubbard

 

Rinehart Orthodontist Heritage Award for Health Sciences

1st Place, Les amputes de guerre, Ella, Grade 9, Leo Hayes

 

School Days Museum Award

1st Place, Wayne Nightingale, Cameron, Grade 5, Kingsclear

 

Sunrise Fredericton Rotary Club Fine Arts Award

1st Place, Julian Austin, Dakota, Grade 9, Leo Hayes

Honourable Mention, Nav: Un artiste influent, Connor, Grade 9, Leo Haye 

 


Last Printed: 6/4/2021 12:00 PM
Posted: Jun 04 2021, 1:16 PM
  

June 4, 2021

RE: FOLLOW UP ON HUBBARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL​ SURVEY RESULTS

On Thursday, May 20, it was determined by the Anglophone West School District (ASD-W) that the staff and students of Hubbard Elementary School would remain at the former “Arc-en-Ciel” site on Drummond Drive permanently.  This decision was confirmed by the District Education Council and is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

As part of the process to reach this decision, ASD-W reached out to families, staff, and others to solicit feedback through a survey.  The survey was open in early May and the results were examined and contributed to the process of reaching a final decision.  A comparison document had been provided for reference by all, comparing the two buildings.

The results of the survey are found in this attached report.  Please note…redactions were made to some of the harmful comments that were not related to the survey and/or were disrespectful to some individuals.

I wish to thank all those who participated in the survey and contributed to the conversations that took place this spring.

Hubbard Avenue Elementary School Survey 5-19-2021 Redacted Final.pdfHubbard Avenue Elementary School Survey 5-19-2021 Redacted Final.pdf

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent, ASD-W

Last Printed: 6/4/2021 11:00 AM
Posted: Jun 04 2021, 11:32 AM
  

June 3, 2021

RE: STUDENTS 12 AND OLDER - VACCINATION REMINDER

Good Afternoon ASD-W Families,

Public Health has informed us that on Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Brookside Public Health Vaccine Clinic in Fredericton has several openings for first doses. If you haven’t already booked for yourself or your child(ren) aged 12 years and older, you are invited to do so by clicking here to book an appointment: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. After 2:00 p.m., this clinic will offer the first 150 people the vaccine on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary).

When booking online, please use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browsers. There have been issues with Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Clinic Information:

Brookside Mall - 435 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3A 8V4

  • June 4 - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Walk-ins after 2:00 p.m. (first 150 people)
  • June 5 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Walk-ins after 2:00 p.m. (first 150 people)
  • June 7 - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Hazen Park Centre – 994 Onondaga Street, Oromocto, E2V 1B7

  • June 7 - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

AYR Centre – 105 Connell Park Road, Woodstock, NB, E7M 1M5

  • June 7 - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thank you,

David McTimoney, Superintendent, ASD-W​

Last Printed: 6/3/2021 5:00 PM
Posted: Jun 03 2021, 4:27 PM
  

June 1st, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians of Nackawic Senior High School,

We have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case at Nackawic Senior High School. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the case.

Public Health Officials or your school will contact you if your child has been:

  1. Identified as a close contact with the confirmed case. In this instance, your child and all household members will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, or;
  2. Potentially exposed to the case due to a common environment exposure. An example of this would be using the same classroom. In this instance, your child will be asked to self-isolate until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 6th, and self-monitor for 14 days through to June 14th. All household members will be required to do a modified self-isolation as well. More information on modified self-isolation will come in a communication from Public Health. You will receive information on next steps before the end of the day on Sunday, June 6th.

If you are not contacted by Public Health (through a call or a message from your school), your child does not need to self-isolate and may continue with regular activities.

The Learning Plan for This Week:

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2nd, will be an operational day to allow for continued contact tracing and cleaning the school. This means there will be no instruction tomorrow. If students require specific materials to learn from home and are not self-isolating, they will be permitted to visit the school tomorrow between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. to retrieve their items. Students should only report to the school to gather belongings if required.  

On Thursday, June 3rd, and Friday, June 4th, all students, including those who are self-isolating, will transition to online learning. Students are to log on to their classes on both days as they would during their distance learning days.

We will reassess the situation over the weekend and provide you with an update on continued learning at that time.

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 media.

If your child is showing any symptoms of Covid-19, you should:

  1. Register them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus). OR
  2. Contact 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.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent

 

Last Printed: 6/1/2021 9:00 PM
Posted: Jun 01 2021, 8:44 PM
  

In February 2021, Fredericton High School revised the course selection process for grade 9 students making course choices for grade 10. 

In the current high school structure, students planning for grade 10 have the option of choosing 2 elective courses.  The traditional requirements for students at Fredericton High School were to choose at least one course from Music-10 and Visual Arts-10 and choose a second course from the complete list of options of electives which include Music-10, Visual Arts-10, Broad-Based Technology-10, and Physical Education-10.  Fredericton High School has been able to personalize these elective courses to offer even greater choice, with one from within the overarching curricular area allowed.

New for students in grade 9 this year is the option to choose their two electives from any of the elective options available under the umbrella of Music, Visual Arts, Broad-Based Technology, and Physical Education…ie. choose 2 from the 4.  This has opened the door for more student choice and is in line with provincial expectations and philosophy.

 We understand that there are some in the music community who disagree with this change in practice and many have written to us.  We respect and applaud the passion these individuals have for music and the fine arts.  Some have written with the belief that we have cancelled the music curriculum at FHS in grade 10.  This is not the case.  The music program at FHS remains strong and vibrant and will continue to afford a tremendous opportunity for those who wish to pursue music further, both in the classroom and as an extra-curricular activity.

We recognize that the interpretation of various provincial documents might suggest that curricular hours will not be met with this change.  There is more documentation to suggest that the move is in alignment and a step in the right direction.

Anglophone West School District fully supports the FHS change to the course selection process and appreciates that it aligns with provincial expectations and philosophy.  The attached response document provides rationale, references, and data that support this decision.

Music at FHS - Response Document - May 2021.pdfMusic at FHS - Response Document - May 2021.pdf

Sincerely,

David McTimoney,

Superintendent of Schools, Anglophone West School District

Last Printed: 6/1/2021 1:00 PM
Posted: Jun 01 2021, 12:51 PM
  

Monday, May 31, 2021

RE: INFORMATION ON VACCINATIONS FOR STUDENTS 12 YEARS AND OLDER

Good Afternoon ASD-W Families,

Today we are sharing some important information on behalf of Public Health regarding the Covid-19 vaccination for students aged 12 years and older, as well as a letter from Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of New Brunswick. We recognize that this message is going to some families with students under the age of 12, and we share this with you out of interest only.

For the letter from Dr. Russell, please click here: Dr. Russell Letter to students and parents about vaccinations ENG.pdfDr. Russell Letter to students and parents about vaccinations ENG.pdf

For information from Public Health please see below:

Information on the vaccine

People under the age of 18 should register for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This vaccine is approved for use in people who have reached their 12th birthday and is the only vaccine currently approved for those under the age of 18.

For more information on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, please see the fact sheet online.


Booking your appointment

Please register if: you are aged 16 or older, or you are the parent or guardian of a child between 12-15 years old.

Appointment availability may vary, with more appointments available next week or the week after.

Book your, or your child’s appointment at a participating pharmacy or a clinic hosted by Vitalité or Horizon health networks. If you are unable to book online, call 1-833-437-1424.


Booking checklist – do you have your:

  • The family calendar/agenda/day planner
  • Your child’s provincial Medicare card
  • Your child’s postal code
  • Your child’s date of birth
  • Your phone number and email address

 On your appointment day:

  • Fill out the immunization consent form ahead of time and bring it with you
    • No printer? No problem! Ask your child’s school to print one out and they can send a copy home for you.
    • If English or French is not your first language, a translated copy of the form is available for reference purposes. However, your completed form will need to be filled out in either English or French.
  • Have your Medicare card or another piece of identification
  • Unless the family is getting vaccinated together, we ask that only one adult accompanies the child
  • Get vaccinated and help protect yourself and others from COVID-19!

A sincere thank you to all. Your continued support will make a big impact on moving our province forward safely.

David McTimoney, Superintendent, ASD-W

Last Printed: 5/31/2021 6:00 PM
Posted: May 31 2021, 5:44 PM
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