Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Health Services

We have a CLSC nurse assigned to us.  Even though she is not in the school on a regular basis, we can contact her for any issues.  Accommodations can not be made for sick children at school.  If your child complains of illness prior to leaving for school, arrangements should be made to keep them at home.  If a child becomes ill at school, we will contact a parent/guardian by phone to have them picked up immediately.  If your child is too sick to go outside at recess or lunch, please keep them at home.

 

Medication

It is Western Quebec School Board policy that no medication is to be given to any student without a doctor’s authorization and the written consent of parents/guardian indicating time of administration and dosage.  Parental Authorization Forms are available at the school office.  Medication must be delivered to the school office by a parent or guardian and must be in the original prescription bottle/container.  Over the counter medications can not be dispensed by school staff unless prescribed by a doctor.

 

Accidents in the School or Playground

Parents/guardians will be notified immediately in the case of any serious injury at school.  Therefore, it is important that all telephone numbers be up-to-date and emergency forms must be filled out and returned to the school as soon as possible.

 

Nutritious Snacks And Lunches

Our school recognizes that children must be well fed if they are to reach their full potential.  We ask parents to support our healthy eating practice by sending healthy snacks and lunches following the Canada Food Guide.   All staff members will monitor snacks and lunches daily.  Let’s make good food choices a community effort!  The Canada Food Guide can also be found on page 112 of the school agenda.  Suggested snacks include: fruits, vegetables, cheese and other dairy products, crackers, 100% fruit juices and snacks, granola bars (no chocolate coating, peanuts or nuts of any kind as we do have students with severe nut allergies).  To promote good health, we ask that parents do not send chips, soft drinks, cupcakes, birthday cakes or sweets of any kind to school.

Head Lice

Although having head lice is not dangerous, it can easily spread.  If a child is found to have lice or nits, precautions must be taken for all other students in the class.  The following procedures will occur:

  • the parents/guardians will be notified and asked to pick-up their child immediately;
  • to minimize the risk of infecting others, all children in the family must be checked for lice and nits;
  • documentation will be sent home with all children in the class informing parents of a case found in the classroom. This contains procedures to follow and recommended treatments.

If you find lice please notify the school immediately. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to remove the lice and nits and to check for head lice on a regular basis. Students can return to school once their hair is thoroughly free of lice and nits.