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SUMMER LEARNING

Summer is upon us, and many options exist for continued learning.

SUMMER LEARNING AT HOME

As a fun reminder to keep the learning going throughout the summer, please see the summer learning calendars and choice boards for Kindergarten to 8 students below. These calendars contain learning activities for each day. Print them and put them on your fridge!

ASD-W Accelerated Learning Calendars and Choice Boards 2022.pdfASD-W Accelerated Learning Calendars and Choice Boards 2022.pdf


SCHOOL-BASED SUMMER LEARNING

New to the district during July and August, several elementary, middle and high schools will be running school-based summer learning opportunities for their students focusing on science, math, social studies, language arts and physical education/personal wellness and more. In addition, many programs will take place outdoors using outdoor classrooms and learning spacesSchools that are participating will be sharing information with families.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

There are several local camps and opportunities for youths that are running independently of the district. Please see our ASD-W Summer Learning Catalogue 2022 for a convenient list of programs running in your community.

ASD-W Summer Learning Catalogue 2022.pdfASD-W Summer Learning Catalogue 2022.pdf


PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS

ONLINE COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is offering free summer learning courses for students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 in the upcoming school year and those who graduate in June 2022. To be eligible to participate, students need to be registered in a New Brunswick High School, in June of this year, in one of the four Anglophone districts. All courses are online.

Summer Learning for Students 2022.pdfSummer Learning for Students 2022.pdf

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is offering exciting summer learning sessions with Education Partners in News Brunswick. Learn more about these free learning opportunities that focus on entrepreneurship, science, health, mindfulness, and more.

2022 Student Summer Learning Sessions.pdf2022 Student Summer Learning Sessions.pdf
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Tuesday, June 21, marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, on the summer solstice! 

ASD-W shares in the celebration of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples across Turtle Island (North America).

Each day this week, in honour of National Indigenous Peoples, we are sharing a Wolastoqey Phrase of the Day. To hear the daily phrases, click here:

Wolastoqey Phrase of the Day 

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Posted: Jun 20 2022, 1:52 PM
  

 News Release – Bliss Carman Middle School Wins Prestigious 2022 ENERGY STAR® Canada Award

June 8, 2022

 Fredericton, NB – Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) selected Bliss Carman Middle School to receive the prestigious 2022 ENERGY STAR® Canada Award for being the highest ENERGY STAR Certified K-12 school in Canada in 2021.

 

ENERGY STAR Canada is a voluntary partnership between the government and more than 1,000 organizations working on using natural resources more wisely through greater energy efficiency. This year was the first time NRCan separated schools into their own award category, and Bliss Carman Middle School had the unique honour and distinction of being the inaugural winner. "Having the real work of energy savings be recognized by this award is a proud achievement and demonstrates the school district's commitment to energy management in our buildings," says Shawn Tracey, Anglophone West School District's Director of Finance and Administration and a key leader in the district's sustainability efforts. "This award also sets a good example to the students that their school's impact on the environment matters."

 

Equipped with heat recovery systems and state-of-the-art building management controls, Bliss Carman Middle School was built in 2009 with energy efficiency in mind. In 2018, the school district's facilities team shifted to incorporating energy management as part of their day-to-day operations, and with the help of the school's custodians, staff and students, they have been able to uphold their commitment to efficiency. Benchmarking energy consumption, setting improvement objectives, monitoring and optimizing operations, implementing energy-efficient upgrades, and making smart choices like turning lights and electronics off when not in use have made this award-winning school a shining example of how energy management works.

 

In 2021, compared to the national median, the school prevented 163 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of 50 cars off the road. According to Tim Cross, Energy Manager, Service New Brunswick, who works closely with the school district on their energy management plan, this is a result of teamwork. "Everyone is working together to make a difference - from the government who designed the school and provided the bones to be an energy-efficient building to the district team and the students and school staff who proudly take care of it. Everyone strives to be aware, understand their personal impact on the environment, and do better."

 

Anglophone West School District has recently adopted an energy management policy and continues to work on reducing energy consumption district-wide. So far, it has one other ENERGY STAR Certified school in its midst and is working on getting more schools on board in the coming years.

 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Read, Director of Communications, ASD-W

Jennifer.read@nbed.nb.ca

 Social Media:

Twitter: @ASD_West, @BCMSEagles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bliss-Carman-Middle-School

 Websites:

Anglophone West School District
Bliss Carman Middle School

Natural Resources Canada News Release:

ENERGY STAR® Canada Recognizes Leaders in Energy Efficiency - Canada.ca

 

 

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For the most up-to-date guidelines on Healthy and Safe Schools 2021-22, please click here:

2021-22-guidelines.pdf (gnb.ca)​

Last Printed: 8/20/2021 5:00 PM
Posted: Mar 11 2022, 9:01 AM
  

March 4, 2022

Dear ASD-W Families,

Last week the province announced that all remaining COVID-19 measures would be lifted on Monday, March 14, with some exceptions in vulnerable areas. This means that there will be some significant changes for our schools:

1.     Masks will no longer be required, at any time, in our schools or buses.

2.     Effective immediately, proof of vaccination will no longer be required for students to participate in extracurricular and sports activities. Students wishing to join clubs, committees, and other activities may do so regardless of immunization status. Also, spectators are now permitted to attend all applicable extracurricular activities without proof of vaccination. Please note: sports teams currently in mid-season will continue to follow the vaccination protocol, and no new unvaccinated players will be permitted to join at this time.

3.     At this time, proof of vaccination will remain a requirement for all public servants (including those in education) as well as volunteers in our schools.

4.     After today, March 4, families will no longer need to inform the school if their child tests positive for COVID-19, and we will no longer be updating the COVID-19 Dashboard. However, as with missed time for any reason, families will still be responsible for informing the school of their child’s absences.

5.     Isolation rules are no longer in place. As always, if your child is feeling unwell and displaying illness, cold, or flu-like symptoms, you are advised to keep them home until they are feeling better.

It is important to note that while students and staff will no longer be required to wear a mask in school, some will still choose to do so. This will be a personal choice. We understand that our families will have different perspectives on COVID-19 safety measures. While some families are relieved to see the protocols ending, there are families, students, and staff who will experience anxiety as restrictions and safety measures are lessened. Everyone has experienced this pandemic differently, and we ask that everyone be treated with respect and kindness.

While formal safety measures will be lifted, it is important to encourage your children to continue frequent hand washing/sanitizing, proper cough/sneeze etiquette, and monitoring for symptoms of illness. If your child or any of our staff is more comfortable wearing a mask, they are welcome to do so.  Hand sanitizer will continue to be available in schools.

We are again permitted to hold extracurricular events such as dances and end-of-year activities. There is much planning and organizing in the lead-up to these events, and schools will have to assess what is feasible and what resources they have available. Schools will be in touch with their families in the coming months with plans for the end of school year activities.

We understand that each family’s readiness and comfort level may be a little different at this time. However, we hope that our students will feel optimistic upon returning to school after the March Break. We thank staff, students, and families for their cooperation during this time of the global pandemic.

I wish everyone a safe and restful week!

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent, ASD-W​

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February 22, 2022

Dear ASD-W Families,

The province of New Brunswick has moved to Level 1 of the Winter Plan. As a result, updates to the Healthy and Safe School Guidelines are now available online and are outlined below for your convenience.

SYMPTOMS

Under the Level 1 Winter Plan, Public Health has updated the guidelines on what to do if you have symptoms.

Students and staff with one of the following symptoms should isolate and get tested for Covid-19:

  • fever
  • loss of sense of taste
  • loss of sense of smell

Students and staff with two or more of the following symptoms should isolate and get tested for Covid-19:

  • a new cough or worsening chronic cough
  • difficulty breathing; runny nose
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • new onset of fatigue
  • purple markings on fingers or toes of children

ISOLATION

  • Unvaccinated students who test positive will be required to isolate for ten days before returning to school or five days for fully vaccinated staff and students.
  • Students and staff members are also required to isolate if a household member tests positive.
  • Staff and students are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of vaccine.
  • If a student or staff member tests positive for Covid-19 while they are isolating, their isolation period will start over. The isolation period of other household members is not extended unless they also test positive for Covid-19.
  • Fully vaccinated students who test positive must wait five days following their isolation before participating in any extracurricular or intramural activities.

Under level 1 in the Winter Plan, masking requirements have not changed. We encourage all students to bring at least two well-fitted, three-layer masks to school each day as per Public Health guidance.

IMPORTANT LINKS

For more information about vaccines, testing, and isolation, please refer to these GNB websites:

I’d like to thank you, our staff, and our students for your continued patience as we work through this changing pandemic. The move to Level 1 is a positive step towards lessening restrictions, and we are pleased to once again have the opportunity for activities such as field trips, dances, and in-person assemblies.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent

 

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Posted: Feb 22 2022, 4:05 PM
  

February 10, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians of Connaught Street Elementary School, Priestman Street Elementary School, Montgomery Street Elementary School and George Street Middle School,

As you may be aware, there is a planned demonstration in the Fredericton downtown core and surrounding the legislative buildings starting tomorrow, Friday, February 11. The protest aims to impact traffic and can also impact schools and school bus routes. With the possibility of disruption, and to keep things simple for families, nearby schools - Connaught Street Elementary School, Priestman Street Elementary School, Montgomery Street Elementary School and George Street Middle School - will be closed tomorrow and there will be no expectation for student learning.

We will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend and communicate with families if there are any additional impacts.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent, ASD-W​

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