School Start Up: Forms for medical conditions

During the first week of school a School Start up Package will  be sent home with each students. This package complements the board’s Guide to the School Year.   The package will contain a lot of important information for your family and some forms for you to complete.

Your family will also receive a Book of Forms to sign off on various pieces of information.  If your child has a medical condition, now is an ideal time to update information relevant for our school to have.  Our board has an extensive policy that supports our work in this area. The Book of Forms will contain these important forms, however we encourage families to complete the paperwork ahead of time to send on the first day of school.

Please take time now to review the following if it is applicable for your child:

Direction from a medical practitioner

If your child has a medical condition, or one develops throughout the school year (ex. sprained ankle), we appreciate any documentation you can share with us. This documentation helps us be aware of your child’s condition and needs. Together, we can then plan accordingly.

 

Concussions or suspected concussions

When it comes to any injury to the head, we want to be very cautious. Should your child sustain a concussion at school or off school property it is very important that you take the Student Tracking for Concussions form to your doctor.  We will take direction from a medical doctor as to next steps. Please note this form must be completed even for suspected concussions so we recommend you keep a copy of this form available at home should a head injury occur.

If your child has an Anaphylactic Conditions please do the following

  • Our board has a policy relating to conditions related to Anaphylactic conditions. If your child has a condition, we ask you to do the following:
    • Complete an FOR-anaphylactichealth care plan. Please note a new form must be completed even if you have previously completed a plan for your child. You may send this completed on the first day of school.
    • Talk with our staff in September about the plan
    • Ensure that your child, carries the epinephrine auto-injector with him/her at all times. As our children are young, we will work with you to determine what makes the most sense (ex. a pouch around a child’s waist). We will also work with all of our classes around best practices (ex. other students never touching your child’s epipen).
    • We also encourage families to provide their children with suitable identification, for example, Medic Alert, which should be worn and/or carried by the student specifying the nature of the problem and the procedure to be followed in an emergency.
    • provide the school with at least one in-date epinephrine auto-injector, and preferably two, to be used in the event of an anaphylactic reaction;
    • ensure that your child, where age and/or developmentally appropriate, carries the epinephrine auto-injector with him/her at all times;

As a school we will share the information with our staff as part of our board’s policy. The second epipen will be stored in our school office along with a copy of the completed protocol form.

With respect to allergies, now is an ideal time to remind your children of the following Best practices.

 

If your child has asthma please do the following:

  • Complete asthma health care plan to provide us with the information we need on your child’s condition. Please note a new form must be completed even if you have previously completed a plan for your child. You may send this completed on the first day of school.
  • Talk with our staff in September about the plan
  • ensure that your child, where age and/or developmentally appropriate, carries their in- date asthma medication;

If your child has diabetes please do the following:

  • Complete diabetes health care plan to provide us with the information we need on your child’s condition. Please note a new form must be completed even if you have previously completed a plan for your child. You may send this completed on the first day of school.
  • Talk with our staff in September about the plan

If your child has epilepsy or a seizure disorder please do the following:

  • Complete seizure health care plan to provide us with the information we need on your child’s condition. Please note a new form must be completed even if you have previously completed a plan for your child. You may send this completed on the first day of school.
  • Talk with our staff in September about the plan

Medications

If your child requires medication at school a emergency health care plan documentation must be completed. In addition, if our staff are to administer the medication, a Staff Administration of Medication form must be completed.

If your child is able to administer the medication him/herself please complete the Self Administration of Medication form.

All medications will be stored safely in the school office and administrations will take place there too. We will also keep a logged record of medications administered.

We appreciate everyone’s support in keeping everyone as safe as we can.

Mr. Collins

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