Health Policy

Health Policy

All children must have a completed Medical form handed in before they may attend school.

Please do not bring your child to school if your child is not well enough to participate in indoor and outdoor play.

Children may return to school after being symptom free for 24 hours after having a temperature, diarrhea, vomiting or a bad cold.

 

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

A child must be on treatment for 48 hours before they may return to school. The eyes must be clear and discharge free.

Hand, foot and mouth (contagious, uncomfortable, but non-harmful virus passed by siliva).

Cold sores that appear in the mouth, on the feet or on the hands must be completely dried but the child may return to school.

Chicken Pox
A child may return to school when all spots are dried up. The child must be checked by a staff member before they re-enter the class.

Lice
Parents will be called and asked to pick up their child if he/she is found to have nit eggs. The child may return to class once they are treated and checked by a staff member to ensure that all eggs are gone.

Scarlet fever (strep)
Child must be on antibiotics for 48 hours before he/she returns to school.

 

Please inform the office as soon as possible if your child contracts any of the above.

A letter will be sent out informing parents if their child has come in contact with any contagious disease.

We reserve the right to refuse admittance to a child if we perceive that the child may infect others, even if a doctor’s note allows admittance.

The Public Health Department enforces these regulated health policies. We are required, by law, to report communicable diseases to Toronto Public Health.