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.
Although it is necessary at this time to follow directives of Self Isolation and Social Distancing in response to the Covid-19 virus, it is still very important for students to remain physically active. Despite being limited due to the closure of most recreational facilities, there are still numerous activities which can be done to ensure a daily dose of physical fitness is maintained. This may include the following:
As per Minister Dominic Cardy's memo, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all schools across the province will be closed for two weeks. This decision was made by the all-party cabinet committee in response to COVID-19. This closure will be reassessed on an ongoing basis.
On Friday, February 14th the Grade 6 students at Nelson Rural School hosted our annual Flag Day ceremony in front of students, teachers, parents and a panel of local politicians. On hand for the ceremony was MP- Pat Finnigan, MLA- Lisa Harris, MLA- Michelle Conroy, Leader of the NB Liberal Party- Kevin Vickers and our Mayor- Adam Lordon. Students sang “O Canada” and recited the “Pledge to the Flag” in both official languages. Flags were waving as students presented readings, gave musical performances, and presented a little comedy act for the audience.
For the past two years Miramichi Valley High School has offered a Community Connections class. This class focuses on supporting and promoting Special Olympics (SO) programs and building authentic relationships with students who have intellectual disabilities. This has not only helped us build empathy but has also encouraged us to become more active volunteers.