Important message to all ASD-S families from ASD Superintendent Zoë Watson:
“The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and School Districts, in consultation with Public Health and the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA), are postponing all school and district sponsored events involving students from different schools or the general public, until March 23.
This would include chess tournaments, sports games, parents nights, drama productions etc.
This measure will be reassessed as relevant information is made available. This also constitutes an additional precaution to reduce risk in our schools and communities.
We are hearing that media and social media are reporting that schools are closing – this has not been made official at this time. ASD-S will communicate with you when we have updates.
Please continue to remind students of the importance of thorough hand-washing (20 seconds), as well as coughing and sneezing etiquette.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work through this situation.”
Although Minister of Education, Dominic Cardy, alluded to the potential closure of schools in a Twitter post the morning of Friday, March 13, ASD has not yet made a formal decision, and has stated it will communicate with the public when updates are available.