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COVID-19 Potential School Exposure Notifications Received from Northern Health

Dear Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School Staff, Parents/Guardians & Families,

I am writing to inform you of notifications received on May 11, March 5 & 1, and February 26, 2021 respectively from the Northern Health authority regarding COVID-19 exposures at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School as detailed in the following links.  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 Covid Exposure Letter – Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem. School – May 11, 2021
NH Covid Exposure Letter – Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem. School – March 5, 2021
NH Covid Exposure Letter – Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem. School – March 1, 2021
NH Covid Exposure Letter – Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem. School – Feb. 26, 2021

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 letters (above links) 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.  If you have specific questions related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to forward your questions to covid@cmsd.bc.ca, which comes directly to my email inbox.  If District staff cannot answer your questions, we will reach out to other organizations to secure the answer and respond to you.

I would like to thank the staff, students and families at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary 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

Telephone Contact Information for MGA Parents/Guardians during Temporary School Closure

Dear Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School Parents and Guardians,

For your information, the Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School main telephone number (250) 842-5313 and the school extension numbers have been redirected to the MGA remote hub at the Game Changer building during the temporary school closure period of March 1 to 7, 2021 inclusive.

The School Principal, Mr. Mark Newbery and School Staff can be reached via (250) 842-5313 at the MGA remote hub if you have questions or you require assistance.

I would like to thank the families at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School for their patience and understanding during these unforeseen circumstances.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at (250) 638-4407 or via covid@cmsd.bc.ca, should you have any questions or you require further information.

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

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