Illness & Medical

Attendance Line 403-777-8420 ext. 1

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


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 Injuiries

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.

Nurse/Public Health Services 

  • The Community Health Nurse is available for consultation regarding the health of the students and as a resource person in the planning, presentation and evaluation of health teaching programs. 
  • The Community Health Nurse will take referrals on any child with health problems and monitoring will occur if necessary. 
  • Contact Information: Calgary Health Region, Shaganappi Community Health Centre 403-944-7373.


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. 


We work closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure that we are responding to cases of lice appropriately. If you receive an email from the school regarding head lice it is important for you to check your child for lice using the information in the attachments.

Some important things to remember about lice:

  • Head lice do not cause disease.
  • Head lice do not go away on their own. They must be treated.
  • Head lice are not a sign of poor hygiene.
  • Head lice do not hop or fly, they crawl. They are spread through direct head-to-head contact, or through sharing objects or clothing that come into contact with the head.
  • Research shows that head lice are not transmitted through classroom carpets.
  • Head lice can live up to 48 hours away from a human host. They cannot survive in the classroom over the weekend. If they recur in a classroom it is because a human host is bringing them back into the classroom.
  • Pets do not transmit head lice.
  • Children with head lice should be treated and can attend school or child care as usual. We do not exclude children from school due to head lice. We also do not isolate children or their belongings from the rest of the class because of head lice.
  • If we were to have head lice recurring in the same class or multiple cases of head lice in the same class we would work with Alberta Health Services and the families in question to ensure that we are responding appropriately.

If you would like further information, contact our School Health Nurse.


Alberta Health Services

Canadian Paediatric Society


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. 

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