Bedford and Forsyth Education Centres

Contacting BFEC for Absences

As we return to school and do our best to keep one another safe and healthy we ask that if students are unwell to stay home. It is very important that when students miss time at school that they call in to our Administrative Assistant. Please communicate with us if your child is experiencing COVID- like symptoms. Now more than ever it is important for us to track illness. You can call 902-832-8630, for Bedford dial extension 7553, and for Dartmouth dial extension 7572.  You can also email us at

Schools are working with Public Health to track student wellness and attendance records at school will be used to monitor the health of our school. It has always been important to report student illness but now, more than ever, it is extremely important in our responsibility to keep Nova Scotia healthy.

If students are, well they are expected to be at school and in class. Attendance is the key to student success.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person to person. They may also vary in different age groups. Some of the more commonly reported symptoms include:
• new or worsening cough
• shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• temperature equal to or over 38°C
• feeling feverish
• chills
• fatigue or weakness
• muscle or body aches
• new loss of smell or taste
• headache
• gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting)
• feeling very unwell