Illness & Medical

Accident or Illness

If a student becomes ill and/or is injured at school, she/he should notify a teacher and in turn report to the office. If the illness or injury appears to be serious, a parent/guardian will be notified by school personnel and will be requested to come and take the student home or for a medical examination. It is essential that the office be contacted when a student is ill – students are not to remain in a washroom or anywhere else without notifying the office. 

The school cannot accept the responsibility for the administration of medication to students. Parents should contact the school for procedures and we will do our best to assist the student.


Forms You Need 

Student Health Emergency Response Protocol Form
This form is to be used when there is a student health issue regarding attention. 

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.

School Nurse

The school nurse visits Dr. Gordon Higgins School periodically for vaccinations or teaching of health topics. Appointments can be made for special circumstances. Please see an administrator to make an appointment.

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