As of midnight tonight, Sunday, March 7, 2021, the province will
move to an updated version of the Yellow Alert level.
This is a welcomed change and is due in large part to the
diligence of our communities working together to follow the provincial Covid-19
guidelines. Your continued commitment to staying safe and following specific
safety measures in this level is important if we wish to get ahead of the
The updated Yellow Alert level involves specific changes for the
public. Please see here for more details:
Recovery plan (gnb.ca)
our schools, the Yellow Alert level has the biggest impact on mask use. Masks are no longer required for K-8
students when they are in their class grouping, and masks are not required in
the classroom for grades 9-12 students if they are able to physically distance
by 1 metre. Please see Appendix A attached, which outlines full
details of mask use for both teachers and students during the Yellow phase.
A - Use of Community Masks (final).pdf
a reminder, the requirements for mask use in the Yellow level are as follows:
should bring a clean mask to school every day.
- Students in grades K-5 are encouraged to wear their masks in common areas
when they are outside of their class grouping and when a 2 metre distance
between each other cannot be maintained.
- Students in grades 6-12 are required to wear their masks in common areas
when they are outside of their class grouping, such as in the hallways,
lobbies, and stairwells, and at their lockers.
- Students in grades K-5 are encouraged to wear their
masks when getting on and off the bus and when a 2
metre distance cannot be maintained. They are not required to wear a mask
if they are sitting with a member of the same household or sitting alone.
- Students in grades 6-12 are required to wear their
masks when getting on and off the bus and if they are
sitting with another student who is not from the same household.
in common areas, (and for K-5 students when class groupings are not
protected), students are expected to practice physical distancing, keeping
2 metres apart.
We wish to
remind families that the provincial COVID-19 response continues to change and
evolve. We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and students and
will keep our ASD-W families up-to-date with any new information we receive.
Thank you for your continued commitment to
reducing the risk of transmitting the virus and for keeping yourself and those
around you safe.
David McTimoney, Superintendent