Evening Families of Anglophone West School District,
wish to provide you with some updates and reminders pertaining to your child's
schooling at this time.
- School District and Department of Education officials
continue to work on plans for a continuation of learning despite the
closure of schools at the current time. As noted in the recent
memo from the Deputy Minister, students and parents should not expect
specific instruction from their teachers until early April. A plan
for continued learning will be communicated with everyone when it is
ready. The current focus is on safety, health, well-being and
- There will be no April Report Cards issued for this
school year. This is a province-wide decision.
- In the interest of safety for all, school playgrounds
are now closed for use by the public. Signs will be posted as soon
as possible to support this message. Thank you for your cooperation.
- We have made some improvements to our website which
will allow for easier access to relevant information and support. We
will continue to populate the site and I encourage you to visit it
often. The ASD-W website can be found at asd-w.nbed.nb.ca .
One helpful document, titled "Emotional Well Being Importance
Connection", is found on the site and can be seen by connecting
with this link: https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-W/coronavirus/Wellness%20Documents/Emotional%20Well%20Being%20Importance%20Connection.pdf
encourage you to respect the parameters in place in our province during the
current State of Emergency, including social distancing. We all have a
part to play in minimizing the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Families of Anglophone West School District,
You will find, below, a memo from the Deputy Minister of Education and
Early Childhood Development for the Anglophone Sector, George Daley. In
this message, Mr. Daley indicates that the school system is closed until
further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All New Brunswickers, including school staff and students, need to follow
the direction that has been outlined by the recent NB State of Emergency that
was declared on March 19. While the day will come when we start
looking at lessons, assignments, learning and schooling in general, the focus
right now remains on safety, health, wellness and family. As noted in the
Deputy Minister's memo, parents and students should not expect home learning
options until April at the earliest. District and Department staff,
followed by school staff, will prepare for the focus on learning as we approach
the day for it to begin. I have advised all school administrators and
staff that they are not to be providing lessons or work of any
sort until the time is right, even if requests are being made.
Resources to support students and families with their own wellness are being
prepared and will be shared next week. We have created a tab on our ASD-W
website where we will share memos, resources and documents as they become
available. It is worth checking this site regularly, whether you are
a parent, ASD-W employee or casual employee with our district. Our
website is http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca
Thank you for your support of schools and our district during these
unprecedented times. Please continue to focus on maintaining
positive health in your homes.
David McTimoney, Superintendent
Deputy Minister Memo: DM
PARENT Memo March 20.pdf (if unable to open this link, it will be
uploaded to our website)
Dear Parents/Guardian Students:
As you are aware, all schools in New Brunswick have been
closed for two weeks, beginning March 16, 2020. As with every other school in
the province, CNBA is scheduled to reopen on March 30, 2020; however, this date
may change depending on the status of COVID- 19. I understand that the closure
of school brings uncertainty; however, we will work through this together and
all will be ok. I truly believe that decisions are being made in the best
interests of public health & safety.
As per the direction provided by the Superintendent of
Anglophone West School District (ASD-W), schools will only be accessible to
those responsible for cleaning. Until further notice, the following guidelines
will be adhered to:
No one, other than custodians, is permitted to
enter the building.
Student work/lessons are not being assigned at
Co-operative Education 120 students are not to
attend their placements.
Students taking distance education/online
courses can continue with their course at home.
As I receive information, I will do my best to get it to you
in a timely manner. As we move forward, please keep in mind that the purpose of
the school closure is to try to prevent further transmission of COVID-19
through self-isolation and social distancing. Public health experts are urging
everyone to be aggressive in their efforts to “flatten the curve”. Everyone
needs to take these actions seriously and stay safe”. Please take care of
yourself, keep informed and stay positive.
COVID-19 information can be found at https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/biling/coronavirus.html
Yours in education,
Barbara A. Long
Principal of Central New Brunswick Academy
The Department of Education
and Early Childhood Development and School Districts are postponing all school-sponsored events
involving students from different schools or the general public, until March 23
(or longer as required). This cancellation includes chess tournaments,
sports games, talent shows, symposiums, etc. Routine school activities,
such as sport practices, band or choir practices within the school may
continue, at this time. This decision was made in consultation with
Public Health and the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood
Development recognizes its directives have impacted many school-sponsored
events such as interscholastic and extra-curricular sporting events and other
planned activities. Decisions such as these are made in the interest of
health and safety.
This measure will be reassessed as relevant
information is made available. This also constitutes an additional
precaution to reduce risk in our institutions and communities.
Attached is a Horizon Health research survey on sexual health education with the hopes of
supporting parents in our province. The school system has agreed to
distribute this invitation to parents through our school communication
Social Media Promotion picture and Survey link English.docx
Assessment week begins on Monday, January 20, 2020. A letter explaining the week and schedule was sent home last week with students; however, I am posting the letter and schedule here for you to have .... Letter to Parents re. Assessment Week January 2020.docx
Assessment Schedule January 2020.doc
The grade 9 students and any grades 11 & 12 students who need to complete this graduation requirement, will be writing the English Language Arts Proficiency Assessment on Friday, January 17, 2020. Once this assessment is completed, students will continue with assessment review.