It is important that you call the school if your child is going to be absent or arriving late. Please report all absences to the Attendance Line at 403-817-3436.
From time to time students become ill at school. If it is a minor malady, a student can rest in the office for a brief time until it is determined that he/she is able to go back to class or should go home to recover. When a student is very ill or injured, parents will be contacted immediately.
When the student is well enough to return to school, they are expected to participate in all activities. We do not have supervision to keep students indoors for recess. We should be made aware of any medical problems so that we are able to assist a student in the event of an emergency. Please let the office know as son as possible if your child has a need for specific medical care (for example, severe allergies, asthma, etc.).
Lifesaving emergency medications such as Epi-pens are kept in the office. In addition, we must be informed of any address or telephone number changes. Parents should also be aware that school personnel are not authorized to dispense medicine to a child without written consent of the parent on a CBE Request for assistance to administer medication form. If children are required to receive medication (including inhalers) during the day at school, the classroom teacher and the office must be informed. The correct authorization forms must be completed and signed each year.
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.
Allergies and Other Health Concerns
Bayside School strives to be a Peanut Free school as we do have students with peanut allergies in the building. Please make an effort to send a peanut free snack and lunch with your child each day.
We have students who have life threatening allergies to all nuts. It would be greatly appreciated if you would keep this in mind when sending recess snacks or lunch with your child. This would include snacks and lunches for students when they are participating in off site school activities / field trips.
It is a parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to inform the school staff in writing of a child’s health concern. We will continue to educate both the children who have this life threatening condition as well as those who do not. We will continue to encourage an empathetic understanding of severe allergies and the seriousness of the consequences.
As previously mentioned, we offer a user-pay CBE Noon Supervision program to students. This program will also endeavour to be allergy aware to the many foods of which students may be allergic. Details will be explained in the lunchroom handouts.
Public Health Nurse
A public health nurse is available at the school on a rotating basis.
The nurse is an excellent source of information for public health concerns and can help you and your child in a variety of ways. Services provided by the public health nurse in schools include:
- Immunization and control of communicable diseases
- Working with students and families to address concerns of physical and emotional health
- Providing consultation to teachers in the area of health education; and
- Participating in health promotion activities such as injury prevention programs to improve the over-all health of the school community.
If you have questions or require additional information, please connect with the public health nurse at your school or call the public health district office in your area. The nurse visits Bayside School one half day every week. Otherwise, they may be reached at the South Community Health Centre at 403-943-9500.