Posted: September 12, 2021

September 12, 2021 Dear SSHS Families: Re: POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE AT SUGARLOAF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL This is to inform you that Public Health has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at SSHS. As a result, Monday, September 13th, will be a learning from home day for Grade 11 students only. All other students will report to school as usual. A meeting to provide more information for our Grade 11 students and their families will be scheduled for Monday. Details on this meeting will be sent out to Grade 11 students and families later this evening (Sunday). We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days. Public Health officials will contact you if your child has been in close contact with the confirmed case and will tell you if your child needs to self-isolate. If you are not contacted by Public Health officials, your child should closely self-monitor for symptoms this week and get tested should any develop. It is natural to want to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus. Public Health officials will inform those who are at risk of the next steps, but to protect the privacy of students and school personnel, other details including names, will not be released. Children and young people look to the adults in their lives to guide them on how to react to worrying and stressful events. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about any anxieties and remind them to treat one another with kindness and respect, in person and on social media. If your child is showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should: 1. Register them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB corona virus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus), or 2. Contact Tele-Care 811, or 3. Contact your primary care provider. Another update will be sent out again later this evening (Sunday), to keep you informed with the latest information. Thank you for your cooperation and support. Sincerely, Mark Donovan Superintendent ASD-N