Illness & Medical

Attendance Line 403-777-6080  ext. 1.

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

Student Illness or Injury

Normally children who are too ill to go outside for recess are too ill to be at school. Their learning capabilities become limited and often, as with a cold, the illness is spread to others. If a student becomes ill at school, the parent will be contacted to make arrangements for the child to go home or to a sitter.

Information from the Alberta Health Services regarding communicable diseases states the following:

  • Pink Eye: Students should not attend school until free of symptoms.
  • Head Lice: Students should not attend school until treated once with an anti-lice shampoo and nits have been removed.
  • Strep Throat: Students should not attend school until treated with antibiotics for 24 hours.

If your child has any specific medical needs, please inform the school so that we can provide the appropriate assistance.

If an accident/injury occurs at school, parents will be contacted.

  • A school administrator or teacher will take action to ensure the safety of the student and administer minor first aid.
  • If the situation warrants, the parent or guardian will be telephoned and appraised of the situation and asked, if necessary, to come to the school, and advise us of their wishes regarding their child’s injury.
  • If we are unable to contact the parent or guardian, the administrator in charge will decide if EMS transport is needed.
  • If emergency treatment appears to be necessary 911 will be called and the child will be transported to Emergency at Alberta Children’s Hospital. The parents or guardian will be advised as soon as possible.

Allergies

From year to year we are made aware of students and staff in the Terrace Road School community that have severe or life threatening allergies to various environmental allergens. Peanuts, seafood, animal dander and some fragrances tend to be the most common allergies in our student population. While we are not able to keep our school completely free of these allergens we strive to be sensitive to these conditions. All of our staff are updated on a yearly basis of these conditions and are aware of the emergency procedures required to deal with these types of allergic reactions.

Please notify the school immediately if your child has a severe allergy. The school will need to have additional information. A Student Health Plan form must be completed. 

Medications

Medication should be administered to children outside of the school hours, if at all possible. Should your child need medication at any time at the school, a Student Health Plan form must be signed in the school office. We cannot give children medication without this form, and we have no medications available at the school. All medications will be kept at and given out in the main office. Medication should be in the original container with your child’s name on it. If you must make other arrangements for storage of the medication (example asthma puffers) please contact the office and indicate this on the form.

School Nurse

The school nurse visits Terrace Road approximately a half a day every two weeks. 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 disease.
  • Working with students and families to address physical and emotional health concerns.
  • Providing consultation to teachers in the area of health education.
  • 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 the services provided by the public health nurse.

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