Information for Parents
Parents are required to inform the school if their child has a specific medical issue. If a child becomes ill or is injured at school, the family will be advised as soon as possible. Arrangements will be made to either send the child home or to a hospital if necessary. If we are unable to reach parents, the decision to send a child to the hospital will be made by the school. Parents are responsible for all resulting ambulance or medical fees.
We are not permitted to administer medication to a child without the written permission of the parent and the doctor. Medication must be in a labeled container indicating the name of the child, the name of the medication, the date of the prescription and the prescribed dosage.
If your child is found to have head lice you will be informed immediately and expected to pick up your child at school. It is the responsibility of the parent to treat head lice as soon as it is discovered. Your child must not be sent back to school until the treatment has been applied and your child’s hair is free of lice. Upon return to the school, a note is required indicating that the treatment was successful and the lice are no longer in the hair. Parents will be informed if lice have been identified in their child’s classroom. Information about the proper treatment of head lice is available from the school nurse, from your physician or from the local CLSC.
The health network, in
cooperation with the school network, is launching a selective catch-up
vaccination campaign in all schools in Québec. The goal is to vaccinate students
and staff who have not received all the necessary doses of vaccine or who do not
have proof of vaccination (vaccination record or other).
Currently, not enough people have been vaccinated to prevent measles from spreading. People cannot rely on others’ having been vaccinated to avoid catching the disease themselves. At least one child in ten in Québec is at risk of catching measles and then transmitting it to other students, babies too young to be vaccinated, pregnant women, or people who cannot be vaccinated because they are cancer or organ transplant patients. There is no specific treatment for measles. Basic care can be given to ease the symptoms, such as medications to relieve fever. Important information about measles.
Your collaboration is needed!
Depending on the activities planned at the school, you may need to furnish proof of vaccination against measles. Don’t forget to sign the consent form that you will receive so that the nurse can go ahead with the vaccination, if it is required. The vaccine will be administered at school.
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