Illness & Medical

Public Health Nurse

The public health nurse is available at the school on a routine basis and is usually at the school for approximately half a day each week. 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 physical and emotional health concerns, providing consultation to teachers in the area of health education, and participating in health promotion activities such as injury prevention programs to improve the overall health of the school community. Students, parents, and school personnel may use any of these services.

Accidents

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.

Medication

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. 

Allergies

Please ensure that teachers are aware of all severe allergies and the actions that should be taken should your child have an allergic reaction. Students requiring an EPI Pen should either have it on them at all times, in a marked location in their classroom, and/or in the main office, depending on the severity of the allergy. It is highly recommended that students have one in their classroom and one in the main office for easy accessibility during instructional, recess, snack, and lunch times which occur on both floors of the school. Our priority is the health and safety of all students at all times.

Due to student allergies, we always tell students that they cannot share food with each other during lunch or snack time. We are a nut free school and we ask that you be considerate of those with allergies and not pack lunches or snacks with nuts. If your child has any allergies, please ensure that the office and your child’s teacher know of this and also has an emergency plan in place. Any medications need to be left at the office along with a signed consent form to allow office staff to administer the medication as necessary. Students are not to take medication on their own for safety reasons.

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