Illness & Medical

Injury or Illness

If a child becomes ill or is injured during the school day, school staff with first aid certification are asked to provide first aid
and assess the extent of the injury. Sometimes a band-aid, ice pack and/or a rest are sufficient supports to allow the student to return to class. If students are presenting with more serious illnesses or an ongoing expressed state of discomfort, parents will be called to make arrangements for picking up the child. In situations where there is any doubt at all about the extent of the illness or injury, or if parents cannot be notified, an ambulance will be called to transport the student to a medical facility immediately. 

Allergies

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 tree nuts including peanuts. Staff is trained annually in the administration of an Epipen. 

Medication

Forms You Need 

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.

School Nurse

A Public Health Nurse (PHN) provides health Services to each school in the CBE. The PHN will work with teachers to provide health services and education to the school, as well as ensure children are protected against certain communicable disease, but are not on call to attend to medical emergencies or provide first aid. 

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