Notice of Closure of Chief Harold Sappier Memorial Elementary School (CHSMES)


St Mary’s First Nation

150 Cliffe Street, Fredericton, NB E3A 0A1

  1. (506) 458-9511 T.F. (888) 445-6644

November 8, 2021


Notice of Closure of Chief Harold Sappier Memorial Elementary School (CHSMES)


St. Mary’s First Nation Administration and Education staff have decided to close CHSMES for the remainder of the week out of an abundance of caution due to the recent presumptive cases of COVID-19 within the community. No students, faculty or other staff have tested positive, but to mitigate risks, the school will be closed for the rest of the week. A revaluation of the situation within the community will take place Wednesday, November 10, 2021. At that time, more information will be provided regarding this situation.


Parents and students who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to contact either NB Public Health or the St. Mary’s Veterans Memorial Health Centre (SMVMHC) to arrange for rapid testing. SMVMHC staff will also be available to answer questions regarding COVID-19.


Chief and Council continue to urge members of our community to follow best practices regarding prevention of transmission of COVID-19, including wearing masks, washing/sanitizing your hands frequently, staying home when feeling ill, getting vaccinated, and maintaining physical distance when possible. We ask you please do your part in keeping the community safe.