Attendance Line: 403-777-6650 ext.1
In the event of student absence, the parent/guardian is asked to call the school and leave a message. Please leave the following information:
- name of student(s)
- reason for absence or lateness
- length of absence if known
Attendance will be taken each morning and afternoon, and in cases where the parent/guardian has not informed the school, every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian to verify the absence.
Please inform the school if your child has any medical condition and/or requires medications while at school. It is important that we are aware of medical issues and the procedures to follow in case of an emergency situation. This information should be updated at the beginning of the school year and at any time throughout the year, if there are any changes.
If a child needs any prescriptions dispensed at school there must be a doctor’s signed Student Health Plan form on file at the school. You can pick up this form at the school office or on the CBE Forms You Need page.
It happens every fall: influenza arrives in Alberta, and takes a serious toll on our communities. Influenza is a real threat. It’s also preventable.
Influenza immunization will be available, starting October 24, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older. It’s the single most effective means of protecting your family from influenza, and by getting immunized early in the season, you will all have the opportunity to respond to immunization, and produce antibodies that will arm you against the influenza viruses you’ll be exposed to again throughout the season.
Each year, influenza vaccine is developed to protect us against those strains of virus likely to circulate in our community. Though vaccine effectiveness may vary, know this: last season, influenza vaccine cut Albertan’s risk of influenza by half. Without immunization, Albertans were completely at risk.
And we do mean all Albertans. Pregnant women, seniors, children, and individuals with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems are at greater risk for severe complications. However, without immunization, even healthy Albertans (that includes you, parents!) – are at risk of severe illness and even death. 62 Albertans died with influenza last season, and more than 1,600 Albertans were hospitalized.
Let’s do better this year. Let’s make influenza one less thing your family has to deal with this winter. Prevention is your protection. Get immunized.
For more information on the influenza program, including local clinic locations and schedules, visit ahs.ca/influenza or call Health Link at 811.
Due to the very serious nature of peanut and nut allergies in general, we ask all members of the school community to avoid bringing peanut and nut products to school in snacks or lunches. While we realize that there are a number of other foods which can be potentially life threatening to those with severe allergies, we are targeting nuts.
We strongly encourage parents to assist in this critical issue by:
- Helping your child to understand the life threatening nature of allergies. With younger children you may want to say that this may cause their classmates to become very ill.
- Avoiding the use of nuts and peanuts in foods and crafts sent to school.
- Not sending peanut butter or any type of chocolate spread sandwiches or any other peanut snack to school.
- Reinforcing our expectation that trading or sharing of food will not be permitted.
- Ensuring students who have this life threatening ailment are carrying their Epi-pen in a fanny pack at all times.
- And finally, that you as a parent have informed us, the main office, of the severity of your child’s medical concerns.