Eastern Health announced today that a review of laboratory information has ruled out Tuberculosis (TB) in a school-aged youth attending Leary’s Brook Junior High School in St. John’s.
On November 6, 2014, Eastern Health announced that a youth attending Leary’s Brook Junior High School had been diagnosed with TB. Eastern Health’s Public Health Laboratory has since determined that a cross-contamination of a culture specimen occurred, leading to an incorrect diagnosis.
As a result, the individual’s treatment has been discontinued and no further follow-up is required with those identified as close contacts to the individual.
Eastern Health has advised the school of the change in the youth’s diagnosis, and parents of contacts have been notified accordingly by staff. Eastern Health has also reached out to other individuals identified as close contacts to inform them of the situation and to advise them that no further follow-up is required.
A telephone line has also been set up to allow a public health nurse to respond to any additional questions: (709) 752-4358.
For more information, please visit the news section on Eastern Health’s website at http://www.easternhealth.ca/News.aspx.
Our school will be closing early today (Thursday, December 4) at 11:39 (the usual lunch break). Buses will leave directly after dismissal. This is to accommodate parent-teacher conferences that begin at 1:00 today.
School will also be closed for students tomorrow, Friday, December 5, for a teacher professional development day.
Update: Artwork from the calendar can be viewed here: CalendarDetail.pdf
For the first time ever, the students of Leary’s Brook Junior High will be selling calendars as a Christmas fundraiser for our school. These calendars have been prepared exclusively for Leary’s Brook Junior High featuring the beautiful artwork of local artist Grant Boland. This is the first time Grant has presented his artwork in the form of a calendar and with limited quantities available, they are sure to sell out. They will be made available through the school for $20.00 taxes included. These calendars make great gifts or can be enjoyed in your own home.
All funds raised will go towards enhancing the technology of our school, improving the physical education facilities and updating our Learning Resource Centre.
The prize structure for students is as follows: $100 for top seller; $75 for second top seller and $50 for third top seller. In addition, for every 5 calendars sold, the student’s name will be put in for a draw for an IPad Air!
School clothing order forms are now available at the office, and online. Orders are due December 5.
Recycling will start this Thursday morning (Sept 25). Please bring your recycling in and drop it off by the main door. Please have it labelled with your name, homeroom and number to be included for individual and class prizes.
In case you missed our Curriculum Night, our handout guide is available online in PDF format: Curriculum Night Brochure 2014
School bus routes are available in PDF format here, and under the “School Information” menu at the top of this page.