First-aid is given to any child having an injury at school. If the injury is minor, first aid is administered and no contact made with the home. If the injury is of greater concern, the child’s parents/guardians are contacted by telephone. It is very important that the school has emergency numbers plus necessary medical information. In severe cases, the school will contact the Emergency Response Unit for assistance.
According to School Board Policy G/II/5, students with medical conditions, the school cannot administer medication unless the following procedures are followed:
3.0 Procedures: Students with Medical conditions
3.1 The parents shall:
3.1.1 Inform the principal of their child’s need for medication or medical treatment by the school during school hours or extra curricular activities, and provide a written request to the Principal to administer medication and/or carry out other medical procedures.
3.1.2 Provide the school with a statement from the child’s physician outlining the information as requested by the Principal.
3.1.3 Provide the school with written notice of any changes in the medication schedule or of any changes to medical procedures required by the physician.
3.1.4 Assist the principal, if required, in helping employees and/or other parents and students in developing their understanding of the students medical condition and how they can promote a healthy environment for the student with the medical condition and other students.