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All schools in New Brunswick are closed until further notice as a response to the COVID-19 situation. As information and updates become available, we will share it with our ASD-S familes through School Messenger emails and post it to this website. We will also link to this information from our Twitter and Facebook​ pages.

Parents who are essential service workers who require early learning and child care must register to the Parent Portal with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to receive direct communications from the department and for placement opportunities.
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Click here for a list of resources recommended by our Subject Area Coordinators to support learning in various curriculum areas. ​



Helpful Links             
​​​​GNB Coronav​irus - Phone 1-844-288-3888

GNB Day Care Phone 1-833-221-9339
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  • Link to the Employment Insurance Website and Coronavirus Information
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​FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions 
UPDATED April 04, 2020 -We will continue to update the answers as more information becomes available.
Schools are closed under the authority of an all-party committee of government with the support of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health due to the ongoing COVID-19 Global Pandemic. It is expected that schools will be closed throughout the end of the 2019-2020 school year, unless there is a significant change in the COVID-19 situation.
The Department of Education has confirmed that the school year will not be extended.
Some facilities remain open to support essential service workers and follow the advice set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, including reduced group sizes, and social distancing. Essential services workers who have questions regarding essential child care services can call 1-833-221-9339. Parents who are essential service workers who require early learning and child care must register to the Parent Portal (https://www.nbed.nb.ca/parentportal/en/) with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to receive direct communications from the department and for placement opportunities.
Your child’s health and safety, including their mental health, is our priority. Students will continue to be supported. Parents can contact their Child and Youth Team office directly. If you do not know their number, please call the one of the numbers below: • Charlotte County: 506-466-7380 • Saint John: 506-658-3737 • Sussex to Kennebecasis: 506-432-2217
Our School Guidance Counsellors and Guidance Teachers are now offering telephone support to K-12 students and families. There are three dedicated phone lines for students and families to call: --Hampton Education Centre (Sussex to Kennebecasis Valley) - 506-349-6241; --Saint John Education Centre (Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield, St Martins) - 506-349-7663; --St. Stephen Education Centre (St. George to the Fundy Isles) - 506-343-5263. More information regarding remote access to School Guidance staff can be found here in our News section.
Resources have been posted in our News section.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has collaborated with the School Districts to develop a Continuity of Learning Plan. The plan includes recommendations for continued home learning for students by grade level. Weekly check-ins from your child’s school will maintain social connection to the school and provide support regarding the home learning material. We recognize that home life looks very different from one family to the next and understand that following these recommendations consistently may be a challenge for some at this time. There are many opportunities to continue learning outside of the classroom, and we hope these recommendations will help your family feel empowered to engage in continued learning at home. The plan can be found in our News section. Additional learning supports can be found on the GNB Family Resource page and on the ASD-S website. The Electronic Library of New Brunswick can be found at https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/nbpl/electronic.html
Teachers have been or will be in touch to check in with students to determine what access is available at home. Each school is taking steps to determine how best to deliver at-home student learning. This might include some online learning tools, no tech approaches, or other ways to continue student learning.
Co-Op placements have been cancelled during the closure. Students who are enrolled in Distance Learning will be encouraged to continue as their personal circumstances permit.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development have confirmed there will be no April Report Cards. Students who were on track to progress to the next grade level as of January will do so.
The remaining 2019-20 provincial assessments will not take place, except for the Grade 12 French Oral Proficiency Interviews. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is developing a process to offer this assessment to interested students in an online or telephone format on a voluntary basis.
Please contact Lynn MacDonald, Newcomer & International Student Coordinator at Lynn.MacDonald@nbed.nb.ca
This closure will not affect students who are on a successful graduation path. All Grade 12 students who had at least 12 credits as of January will graduate in June 2020 and receive a high school diploma. Transcripts will indicate the student was “enrolled” in current semester courses, and they will all count towards the required number of courses for graduation completion. Grade 12 students who plan to graduate but have not passed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) will not be required to complete this assessment and the transcript will indicate that the ELPA was “not required”.
We do not believe there will be an impact; however, it is best to check with your post-secondary institution or scholarship provider. The NB government will work with post-secondary institutions so this interruption in formal schooling does not prevent students from being eligible for admission to post-secondary studies in the upcoming school year.
No decisions have been made at this time regarding graduation ceremonies or events related to graduation. Decisions on such activities will be made in the coming weeks, based on direction from Public Health.
All school trips have been cancelled for the reminder of the 2019-2020 school year. All activities are cancelled during the closure.
School administrators are working to refund fees. Refunds for school trips is the priority and you will hear from your school regarding issuing these refunds.
No, based on the recommendation from Public Health and while we are in a State of Emergency, access to schools is not permitted. If an extenuating circumstance exists such as medication inside a school please contact your principal. We hope to communicate a plan to allow for students to clean out their desk or lockers in the coming weeks.
No. Schools are closed to students and the public.
All ASD-S school playgrounds are closed until further notice. You can allow your children to play outdoors at this time if you follow these precautions: • You can go for a walk on trails or in parks if it’s not crowded and you’re able to maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from other families. • Playgrounds should not be used if crowded. Playground equipment could pose a risk, especially because some children will find it hard to avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth, even if instructed not to. • Children’s hands should be washed before you head out and right after you return home. Hand sanitizer should be used if you’re driving to a location and can’t wash their hands immediately before or after the activity. This should be done regardless of whether your child was wearing gloves or mittens. • Avoid using public washrooms and if that’s not possible, wipe down surfaces with sanitizer wipes before and after using.
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