COVID-19 Potential School Exposure Notification Received from Northern Health

Dear Thornhill Primary School Staff, Parents/Guardians & Families,

I am writing to inform you of a notification received on December 18 (morning) from the Northern Health authority regarding COVID-19 exposures at Thornhill Primary School as detailed in the following link.  This notice does not mean that you or your child have been exposed to COVID-19.  This early notification letter is an alert that someone within the school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and if there was any increased risk to you or your child, you would be contacted directly by Northern Health.

NH Potential Covid Exposure Letter – Thornhill Primary School – Dec. 17, 2020

Our district is committed to transparency and we will continue to notify school communities of COVID-19 exposures at our schools as soon as public health directs us to do so.

  • This exposure alert is a general notice that someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been at school. The dates that this individual attended school are included in the notice.
  • This notice does not mean that you or your child have been exposed to COVID-19.

What happens next?

  • If Northern Health identifies anyone at the school that needs to self-monitor or self-isolate, they will be contacted directly by Northern Health. That contact often occurs within 24 to 48 hours, however, may be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances.
  • If you do not receive a phone call or letter, please continue to attend school and monitor for symptoms compatible with COVID-19 as per the school policy.

Again, please see the letter (above link) for additional information from Northern Health.  For privacy reasons, we cannot provide any further details.  If you have any health questions or concerns, we encourage you to call 811.

Please remember to be cautious against relying on social media for accurate information pertaining to COVID-19.  Be assured that the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families is the school district’s primary concern.

I would like to thank the staff, students and families at Thornhill Primary School for their diligent support in adhering to the safety plans and protocols within the school.  Through your continued adherence to these protocols, I am confident we will maintain a safe place for staff and students.  Take care and stay safe.  Together We Are Better!

Sincerely,

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

Managing Stress related to COVID-19


News and information about the spread of COVID-19 around the world is coming at us quickly.  It can be hard to keep up and if you are keeping up on the latest, it can be even harder to remain calm given all that is going on. 

Access the following link to view the resource from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions for tips and information to help with stress management.

Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Useful Links:

 

 

 

CMSD82 Safe Return to School Plans – 2020-2021 School Year

 

We share our updated District and School Plans related to Coast Mountains School District’s restart plan for the 2020-2021 school year, as provided below which reflect the updated Public Health Guidance documents for K-12 School Settings.

We were provided the parameters for Stage 2 from the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Health Officer.  The guidelines were developed based on the four principles.  The #1 principle is Healthy & Safety.  As you make your way through our plans, my hope is that they offer you reassurance related to your child’s safety and as they re-enter schools within Coast Mountains School District.

Our goal in the creation of these plans is to design safe environments that will provide families the reassurance that will allow them to send children back to school safely.  Please feel free to reach out to school administrators about school plans with any questions that you may have.

If you have any questions relating to the District Re-Start Plans, please email covid@cmsd.bc.ca.

Sincerely,

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

 


 

 

CMSD82 District and Schools COVID-19 Safety & Cohort Plans for your information and viewing:

 

 

CMSD82 K-12 Education Re-Start Plan – 2020-2021 School Year – Updated Sept. 11, 2020

CMSD82 District COVID-19 Safety Plan – Updated Sept. 11, 2020

Bear Valley School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Caledonia Secondary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Cassie Hall Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Cassie Hall Elementary School Safety Plan (Revised), Sept 14, 2020

Ecole Mountainview – Safety & Cohort Plans (Revised), Sept. 14, 2020

Hazelton Secondary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Kildala Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Kitimat City High School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Kitimat City High School Safety Plan (Revised), Sept. 16, 2020

Kitwanga Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plan, September 2020

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Mount Elizabeth Middle-Sec School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Mt. Elizabeth Middle-Sec. School Safety Plan (Revised), Dec. 4, 2020

Nechako Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020
Nechako Elementary School Safety Plan (Revised), Sept. 16, 2020

New Hazelton Elementary School Safety & Cohort Plan – Updated Nov. 27, 2020

Northwest Trades & Employ Training Centre, Safety & Cohort Plans – Sept. 2020

Parkside Secondary School Safety & Cohort Plans (Revised), Sept 14, 2020

Skeena Middle School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Suwilaawks Community School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020 (Updated)

Thornhill Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020

Thornhill Primary School – Safety & Cohort Plans (Revised), Sept. 15, 2020

Uplands Elementary School – Safety & Cohort Plans, September 2020