Posted: March 20, 2020
The Department of Education and Eary Childhood Development has announced that New Brunswick's K-12 school system will be closed until further notice.
In a memo to parents and guardians, Deputy Minister George Daley goes on to say:
'As we heard from Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health, "COVID-19 is a pandemic and New Brunswick is not immune." This closure status will be reassessed during the first week of April, in collaboration with Public Health.
Leaders across our school system have been working tirelessly to protect student and staff safety and to provide childcare services to essential workers. I want to thank them.
We recognize parents and students have many questions around the continuity of learning and the impact on graduation. In the coming weeks, the anglophone and francophone sectors of EECD, in conjunction with schools, districts, and professional associations, will pursue learning options for students and answers to key questions.
Parents and students should not expect home learning options until April at the earliest. This coming week, we encourage parents and students to focus on your own physical and mental well-being. Resources are being assembled to share early next week to help guide and support your efforts.
Please ensure that you are setting the example for your families by closely following the directives from public health. We all have a role to play in flattening the curve.'
A copy of the memo can be found under the COVID-19 button on our website.