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Student Health Policy

Covid-19 & Regular School Health Policy

Individuals That Should Remain Home

  • Any student who has symptoms of COVID-19 OR traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days OR was identified as a close contact of a confirmed case or outbreak must stay home and self-isolate, including children of essential service workers.
  • Any student who has influenza, or COVID-19 like symptoms should seek assessment by a health-care provider and self-isolate while they wait the results.
  • ​Students who experience seasonal allergies or other COVID-19-like symptoms, which are related to an existing condition can continue to attend school when they are experiencing these symptoms as normal.
    *If they experience any change in symptoms, they should seek assessment by a health-care provider.

Daily Health Assessment

Parents and caregivers must assess their child daily using the Daily Health Assessment Checklist for symptoms of influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school and follow the recommendations listed when determining if your child should come to school.

Daily Health Assessment Checklist
It continues to be standard school policy to stay at home if a student is sick, to help prevent the spread of germs to others.

Protocol if a student develops symptoms of illness at school

If a student develops symptoms at school, school should:

  • Provide the student with a non-medical mask if they don’t have one (exceptions should be made for students who cannot wear masks for medical and/or disability-related reasons).
  • Provide the student with a space where they can wait comfortably that is separated from others.
  • The student is to be supervised and cared for, when separated.
  • Make arrangements for the student to go home as soon as possible.
  • Contact the student’s parent/caregiver with a request to have their child picked up as soon as possible.
  • Student is encouraged to seek assessment by a health-care provider
  • Student is required to stay home until COVID-19 has been excluded and symptoms have been resolved.

School Health Policy

If a child is too sick to go out at recess and lunch, he/she is too sick to be at school. Sick children need to stay home until they are feeling better. In fairness to our other students and staff members, please do not send your child to school if there are definite signs of ill health in the morning. We do not have the facilities nor the personnel to care for sick children. Good health is necessary for effective learning. Our policy is to get sick children home as soon as possible. Our practice will be to call parents and/or emergency contacts and ask for the student to be picked up.