Illness & Medical

Attendance Line: 403-777-6300 ext. 1. 


We are committed to providing a safe environment that is inclusive for all children. A number of our students have a potentially life threatening allergy to peanut and tree nuts. Parents of children with allergies must fill out appropriate forms (also available in the office) and ensure the school has the necessary medication on-hand should a reaction occur. We ask that parents who are sending in classroom treats, please avoid the noted products. Staff is trained annually in the administration of an Epipen. 


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. 

Illness & Contagious Diseases

When children are ill it is in their best interest to remain at home where they are able to rest until they are fully recovered.

Isolation Periods

Measles - 4 days after appearance of rash
Chickenpox - 5 days after the appearance of the first crop of blisters
Mumps - 9 days after swelling appears 
Pink Eye - until treated and no signs of infectious state is present 
Head Lice - until treated with recommended anti lice shampoo

For the protection of all, we are obligated to adhere strictly to the above isolation time periods. Students who are sent back to school prior to the full isolation period will be returned home. If students become ill at school they can rest in the nurse’s room for a brief time until it is determined that they can return to class. If the illness is more serious, parents will be notified to pick up their child. Parents will always be contacted if the illness or injury is deemed serious. The school should be made aware of any medical issues so we are well prepared to assist a student in the event of an emergency. Please keep us up to date with your emergency phone contact numbers.

Administering Medication

Please be aware that school personnel are not authorized to dispense non-prescription medication to students and any prescription medication must be accompanied by the appropriate signed forms (available above or at the office). All student medications must be picked up from the school on the last student day.

Injuries at School 

Should your child be injured at school the following procedures will be followed:

  • A school staff member will take action to ensure the safety of the student and administer minor first aid.
  • The parent / guardian will be telephoned and apprised of the situation and, if necessary, asked to come to school, and advise us of their wishes regarding their child’s injury.
  • If we are unable to contact the parent / guardian / emergency contact person, an administrator will decide if emergency treatment is necessary.
  • If emergency treatment appears to be necessary, the child will be transported to a hospital, at the expense of the parents / guardians. Parents / guardians will be contacted as soon as possible.

School Nurse

A public health nurse visits Mount View School for a half day every month.

A nurse is available at the school on a rotating basis, and is an excellent source of information for public health concerns. S/he can help you and your child in a variety of ways. Services provided include:

  • Immunization and control of communicable diseases
  • Working with students and families to address concerns of physical and emotional health
  • Providing consultation to teachers in the area of health education
  • Participating in health promotion activities such as injury prevention programs to improve the over-all health of the school community.

Students, parents and school personnel may use any of these services. If you have questions or require additional information, please connect with the public health nurse at your school or call the public health district office in your area.

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