Communicable diseases, such as chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, and pink
eye, do occur in schools.
In the case of head lice, an information pamphlet is sent to every
member of a class where the lice was found. It uses current information from Manitoba Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority describing how to identify and control the spread
of head lice. It is a parent's responsibility to treat and check their child for
this condition. In the case of pink eye, impetigo, etc., children should be
treated by a doctor and parents should obtain medical confirmation that
attendance at school is not a health risk to others.
Parents requesting that school staff administer medication must first
complete and submit the "Authorization for the Administration of Prescribed Medication to Students" form at the office. Prescribed medications shall be administered
only if the student cannot attend school without the provision of this
Procedures to be followed:
- Parents will be asked to complete the necessary forms. Parents are
required to bring the medication to school. Please do not send the medication
with the student.
- A receipt of medication procedure will be completed.
Please note that all medication must be in an up-to-date dispensary container
and will be stored in the office or refrigerator as necessary.
- The school
will not administer the first dose of any new prescription.
prescribed medications with a prescribing physician's order/pharmacist's label
can be administered in school.
- Students requiring EpiPens must have them
on their person at all times.
For additional information please consult the brochure "Administering
Medication to Students in Schools" which is available upon request in our school