Illness & Medical

Attendance Line: 403-777-8140 ext. 1

Please contact the office if your child will be absent or late. For more information about our policies, see our Attendance page.

Medical Information 

Medical information that is shared with the school is used in an emergency or to support students if the medical condition impacts learning. Providing the school with this information allows the school to support your child to the best of their ability. If there is a serious medical condition that impacts learning, please arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 

Student Health Plan

This form is to be:

  • completed if a physical or medical condition may affect the student’s attendance at school
  • completed if medication is to be taken at school,
  • reviewed and updated annually or sooner if there is a change in the student’s health concern or school registration. 

Student Health Plan Forms

All children who have a medical condition that could impact learning or could compromise their safety, needs to have a Student Health plan completed by their parent/guardian. Medications are securely stored in the office, and staff is made aware of your child’s condition. This form must be completed annually and medication must be kept up to date. 

When your child goes on a field trip, medication is taken along. All field trips have qualified First Aiders with them. Allergies When you send your kids to school, it’s normal to be apprehensive

Student Health Emergency Response Protocol Form

  • This form is to be used when there is a student health issue regarding attention. This includes when there is a request to administer medication. 

Allergies

At Erin Woods School, we have students are allergic to nuts, wheat and dye based products. These products can cause severe allergic reactions, also known as anaphylaxis. Although anaphylaxis is somewhat rare, it can be very dangerous. Anaphylaxis occurs as an overreaction of the immune system. The body releases a flood of chemicals such as histamine when exposed to an allergen like peanuts (or another food), insect venom, or medicine.

These chemicals lead to severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, and shock. An anaphylactic reaction starts quickly and can turn deadly within minutes. It is possible to keep allergic kids safe at school, but as a community we need to take a few precautions.

CBE have very specific regulations regarding nutrition (CBE Administrative Regulation 3047 - Nutrition). Any food served or sold by CBE staff (with the exception of meals provided by parents for lunch and daily snack) are expected to adhere to the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth released by Alberta Health and Wellness in June 2008. For elementary schools, this means foods served or sold by CBE staff will be 100% selected from the Choose Most Often list of the guidelines set by Alberta Education. The Canada Food Guide recommends these foods as healthy choices.

As a staff we will ensure your child will not receive ‘treats’ or be passed on any treats brought in by parents to your children. This includes: the distribution of all ‘treats’ parents wish to distribute on birthdays or for any holidays.

Birthdays

May be acknowledged by the teacher. Parents will not send any cakes, cupcakes, or other treats to school. We have too many children with severe allergies. We are also governed by the CBE Administrative Regulation 3047 - Nutrition.

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