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Health Services Team


Becky Gemmell Danielle Johnston
Becky Gemmell, Health Clerk Danielle Johnston, RN - School Nurse


Health and Safety Guidelines


Should You Send Your Child to School?

In accordance with Board Policy 5142, the following guidelines have been established to provide a safe school environment that is conducive to learning and ensure student safety and the prevention of student injury.

Please refer to the following guidelines to determine if your child's needs would be best met by coming to school or staying at home.  All students benefit from a healthy classroom environment and are most successful when rested and feeling good.

Send to School

  • Fever free for 24 hours without fever medication
  • No vomiting in the last 24 hours
  • No diarrhea in the last 24 hours
  • Minor cold symptoms
  • Asthma responsive to medication
  • With a doctor's clearance following hospitalization, orthopedic injury or communicable disease

Orthopedic Protocol - All ace wraps, braces, splints, casts, and crutches must have a note from the medical provider.  Students with casts and/or crutches will not be allowed to actively participate in playground/PE activities because of the potential danger to the student and others. 

Keep at home

  • Fever in the last 24 hours
  • Vomiting in the last 24 hours
  • Diarrhea in the last 24 hours
  • Signs of illness that interfere with learning, sleep, activity or play
  • Cold symptoms such as frequent coughing and or nasal discharge that do not respond to medication

See Health Practitioner and Keep Home

  • Complaints of ear pain or drainage from ears
  • Nasal discharge which persists over 14 days duration
  • Persistent sore throat with fever or rash
  • Undiagnosed skin rash or sores with redness, swelling, or fluid
  • Redness of the eye with discharge or swelling
  • Asthma not responding to medication, peak flow 50% or less, or treatment required more than every 4 hours