to the significant rise in COVID-19 cases in the province, Public Health will
no longer be able to inform our schools of new cases, conduct contact tracing, or
provide notification letters for close contacts. As a result, we are changing
the way we communicate positive COVID-19 cases to our school communities.
when schools resume in-person learning, or effective immediately for those
students who are currently attending in-person due to specific needs or
concerns, please follow these steps if your child tests positive with a PCR or
POCT (rapid test):
Have your child Isolate
your school principal and all close contacts.
your positive test to Public Health (if POCT rapid test was used).
District will post all school notifications daily to a new COVID-19
Dashboard on the
ASD-S website. The dashboard will be updated at 5pm daily, and weekend cases
will be added to Monday’s totals. On this site, you will also find important
Public Health information on testing positive, reporting, and isolating.
note, families will no longer receive notification of school cases directly through
School Messenger, social media, emails, or otherwise.
Instead, families are able to check the ASD-S COVID-19 Dashboard for daily updates
of cases in schools.
general Public Health notification letter is attached in the case that your
child’s school reports a positive COVID-19 case. This letter outlines
information to follow when a positive case is reported in a school and can also
be found on our COVID-19 Dashboard.
thank you for your continued cooperation and support. We understand that evolving
information and protocols can be confusing and stressful. If you have any
questions we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher, principal, or reach
out to the District at firstname.lastname@example.org.