Attendance Line 403-777-6700 ext. 1.
It is important that you call the school if your child is going to be absent or arriving late.
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.
Accidents and Injuries
In the event of an accident, several courses of action may be taken depending upon the seriousness of the incident.
- Scrapes and scratches, or any injury that can be treated with ice and cleaning with soap and water and a band-aid will be dealt with at the school.
- In the case of sprains, severe cuts, or contusions, home will be notified immediately to decide what actions should be taken.
- In the case of open and or heavily bleeding wounds, broken bones, unconsciousness, etc. the school will call an ambulance and parents immediately.
- Accident insurance is provided upon request and forms are sent home in September.
Several students have a potentially life-threatening allergy to peanuts. If peanut butter, peanut, a peanut product such as peanut oil enters the body of these children through the eyes, nose or mouth, the student experiences very strong reactions. Without immediate medical treatment the student could die.
All of our school staff, including lunch program staff, have been made aware of this situation and have been instructed in the correct administration of an Epipen. Prevention, of course, is the best approach for reducing the risk of a severe reaction. We will be discussing the situation with the other students in the classrooms and asking them not to share snacks, treats or lunches with any other students. Please remind your child not to share treats or lunch items with other students.
Parents or guardians requesting school assistance with their child’s medical needs are required to complete the following forms.
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.
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.
We welcome Public Health School Nurse – Ms. Jenna Nikiforuk. She provides support to our school through her classroom visits, consultations and by coordinating vaccination programs for our students. We are pleased to have her with us. If you have any specific questions for our Public Health School Nurse you can contact her directly at the Village Square Community Health Centre at 403-944-7007.
Alberta Health Services publishes a regular newsletter targeted towards elementary school aged children. you can access this and other relevant information on their website at albertahealthservices.ca/info.