Illness & Medical

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Emergency Contacts, Personal Information & Medical Information

We need updated phone numbers for parents and other caregivers to ensure the proper care and safety of your child during an illness or emergency. When giving the name and phone number of an alternate contact, we would ask that the person is someone who is available to pick up the child at school if necessary. Please notify us immediately of any changes to the any contact information (address, phone numbers, email address, custody agreements) so we are able to keep accurate records. If there is a serious health problem or family crisis that may affect your child at school, please make sure the office is aware of the situation so that we may handle these matters sensitively and with understanding.

Medical Conditions

It is imperative that the school be made aware of any medical conditions, e.g. allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, etc. which may impact your child’s safety or functioning within the school. This way we will be able to assist your child appropriately in the event of an emergency. Please see CBE Administrative Regulation 6002 - Student Health Services for more information.

Parents should also be aware that school personnel are not authorized to dispense medicine to a child without written consent and authorization. For this to occur, a Student Health Plan form and Student Health Emergency Response Protocol form needs to be completed by the parent(s) and kept on file with the appropriate medication in the school office.

Medication

Forms You Need 

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.

Allergy Aware School Environment

As we have students in our school who have severe food allergies, it is our request that students do not bring lunches or snacks that contain peanuts, nuts or nut by-products. A nut-free table is available for use by those students who present with severe allergies. Students with severe allergies should carry their medication on their person at all times.

Health Services

A Public Health Nurse (PHN) provides health services to each school in the CBE. 

The PHN will work with teachers to provide health services and education to the school, as well as ensure children are protected against certain communicable disease, but are not on call to attend to medical emergencies or provide first aid. If a child becomes ill or is injured during the school day, school staff with first aid certification will be asked to provide first aid and assess the extent of the injury. Sometimes a band-aid, ice pack and/or a rest are sufficient supports to allow the student to return to class. If students are presenting with more serious illnesses or an ongoing expressed state of discomfort, parents will be called to make arrangements for picking up the child. In situations where there is any doubt at all about the extent of the illness or injury, or if parents cannot be notified, an ambulance will be called to transport the student to a medical facility immediately.

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