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If Your Child is Sick

If students become ill or are injured at school, they should inform their classroom teacher and report directly to the office. The school office will make every attempt to contact parents/guardians and the emergency contact person. For this reason, it is important that parents keep work and emergency phone numbers current and notify the school of any changes. Parents or the designated pick up person is asked to sign out the student in the office.

If your child experiences a medical emergency, anaphylaxis or a serious injury, the school will call 9-1-1 or arrangements will be made to have the pupil taken to the hospital.

If your child feels ill, please keep him/her at home where rest and medication can be provided and inform the school of his/her absence.

Children returning to school following an illness should be prepared to go outdoors for activity breaks and physical education classes. Please ensure that your child is in good health before returning to school as this will benefit both your child and his/her classmates.

Medical Information

If your child has a serious medical condition that we should know about, please notify the school as soon as possible.

Medication

  • Please notify the office of all medication required at school.
  • No medication should be brought to school without administration's knowledge.
  • The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) maintains that the provision of health services and the management of prescription drugs are the primary responsibility of parents or guardians.
  • Most prescription drugs may be administered effectively outside of school hours. However, RCDSB authorizes staff to assist in the provision of health services in school when medically necessary. Please contact the office for the appropriate forms.

For additional information, refer to RCDSB's Administrative Procedure 315 - Sick or Injured Students (PDF).