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. Administrative Regulation: 6002
Accidents & 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.
Evergreen School is an “allergy aware” school. Keeping students and staff safe from a variety of allergens is a shared responsibility of students, staff and parents.
Students, taking into account their individual abilities, are responsible for developing skills at managing their personal allergy awareness. This is often accomplished by simply not sharing foods with others and asking, “Does this contain ?”
Staff are responsible for being aware of allergy information provided to the school by parents. Staff will make reasonable accommodations for students with allergies. The school does not ban particular foods from the school. If you have specific questions about our allergy procedures please contact your child’s teacher for classroom questions and the main office for lunchroom or school-wide concerns.
An emergency form must be completed for each child. This information is vital 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 so we are able to keep accurate records.
Parents need to be aware that school personnel are NOT authorized to dispense medication without the written consent of the parent on a CBE Student Health Plan and Student Health Emergency Response Protocol Form for any severe medical issues. If children are required to receive medication (including ventolin inhalers) during the day at school, the classroom teacher and office must be informed. The correct authorization forms must be completed and signed and filed in the school office each year.
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.
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.
Head lice is an ongoing problem in schools today. Here are some tips for parents regarding the prevention and treatment of head lice:
How do I control lice at home?
- Bedding, towels, clothing, hats, toys, etc. should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dry cycle; dry cleaned; or sealed in plastic bags for two weeks. Do not use insect sprays because they can be harmful.
- Soak combs, hairbrushes and hair ornaments in hot water for 1 hour.
- Vacuum carpets, furniture and mattresses where the person with lice lies or sits.
- Never use insect sprays to control lice. They are unnecessary and harmful to people and pets.
How do I limit the spread of head lice?
Parents and schools both play a role in limiting head lice in schools, community groups, and families.
What role do parents and guardians play?
- Examine your child’s scalp every week.
- Encourage children not to share combs, barrettes, hats, scarves, headphones, or headgear.
- Treat your child as quickly as possible.
- Take the time to remove the nits after treatment.
- Tell all possible contacts so other cases can be found and treated, (e.g. teachers, parents of classmates, and playmates)
- Once treated, a child with head lice can go back to school.
What role do schools play?
- Give information to parents about finding and treating head lice.
- Treatment information, prevention, consultation and control are available from public health nurses in schools.
- School boards work closely with Alberta Health Services – Calgary to find ways of limiting the spread of head lice.
Parents are encouraged to call their school nurse, community health centre, or their family doctor for more information about preventing, recognizing, and treating head lice in their family.
Call Health Link Alberta at 403-943-LINK in Calgary area or 1-866-408-LINK toll free for more information if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have children less than 24 months, or are allergic to ragweed or chrysanthemums.