Attendance Line at 403-777-6790 ext. 1.
The CBE takes the health and safety of our students and staff seriously.
In all matters of health, CBE takes direction from Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services. The following health measures can reduce the spread and lessen the impact of illness in school communities. These include:
- stay home when feeling sick;
- if possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- cover your cough;
- avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and
- clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items at home, especially when someone in your home is sick.
Alberta Health Services has a respiratory assessment tool to provide Albertans with guidance to manage a wide range of respiratory illnesses, and provide advice on caring for symptoms at home, and when to seek additional care
When students are away and feeling well enough they can access their Google Classrooms and can keep up with essential assignments while isolating at home. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.