It is important that you call the school if your child is absent or arriving late. Please report all absences to the Attendance Line at 403-777-8590 ext. 1.
If your child is ill, please keep them at home until they are well enough to participate in all school activities. If your child becomes ill during the school day, we will contact you and you will be expected to arrange for your child to be picked up as soon as possible.
Medical Release Forms
School personnel are not allowed to dispense any medication to a student without a completed medication release form in place. This includes common pain medication such as Tylenol. If your child requires medication at school, please access this form from the office. If your child has ongoing medical concerns it is very important that the school be made aware so that we are prepared to assist your child in the case of an emergency. (Forms are also available on the CBE website.)
At Sunalta School several students have allergic sensitivities and in some cases life-threatening allergies. During occasions such as special celebrations (i.e.parties) when food may be brought into the school as treats, we ask for extra-thorough vigilance. Please be aware of severe allergies.
We are a nut aware school. This means that we do have students will allergies to all sorts of nuts. Please do not send nut products to school of any kind.
Parents of children with allergies must fill out appropriate forms (also available in the office) and ensure the school has the necessary medication on-hand should a reaction occur. All classrooms who have students with severe allergies also post a notice on their bulletin boards and we ask that parents who are sending in classroom treats, please avoid the noted products. Staff is trained annually in the administration of an Epipen.
Injuries at School
Should your child be injured at school the following procedures will be followed:
- A school staff member will take action to ensure the safety of the student and administer minor first aid
- The parent or guardian will be telephoned and appraised of the situation and asked, if necessary, to come to school, and advise us of their wishes regarding their child’s injury
- If we are unable to contact the parent/guardian or emergency contact person, an administrator will decide if emergency treatment is necessary
- If emergency treatment appears to be necessary, the child will be transported to a Hospital, at the parents’/guardians’ expense. Parents/guardians will be contacted as soon as possible.