Illness & Medical

COVID-19 Symptoms Checklist Update

The Alberta government has updated the daily COVID-19 symptoms checklist for children under 18 and has also updated the student illness – if a student has symptoms information to reflect these changes. Thank you for your continued support speaking to your child about the importance of wearing his or her mask, ensuring proper hand hygiene and for your help adhering to AHS guidelines. We are all working to keep our students and staff safe.

Attendance Line at 403-777-6790 ext. 1.

It is important that you call the school if your child is absent or arriving late.  

Illness

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.

Accidents and 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.

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.

We encourage parents of children with severe allergies to educate their children in making responsible decisions about how to manage these allergies on their own.

Additionally, we have children at our school who are allergic to nuts and related nut products. The specifics and the severity are different for each individual. At Ramsay School we discourage the consumption of nut products at recess and during the lunch hour. We also encourage parents of children with severe allergies to educate their children in making responsible decisions about how to manage these allergies on their own. Parents must indicate any special health concerns on the school registration for their child and are encouraged to ensure classroom teachers are also aware of health issues.

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. 
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