Is your child too sick to go to school?
Keep children at home if they have…
- a fever, and keep them home for 24 hours after
the fever is gone.
- vomiting or diarrhea, and keep them home for 24
hours after the last episode.
- a severe sore throat.
- a rash with no known cause.
- a severe cough especially with other symptoms
like a runny nose and headache.
- redness, swelling or discharge of the eyes, ears
or skin, unless treated.
- been acting unwell and have little energy to
join in school activities.
Here is some information from BC Healthlink for your reference and also can be shared with students and parents (multilingual copies available on-line)
Click HERE for information about colds and the flu
Click HERE for information about hand, foot and Mouth Disease
Click HERE for information about hand washing as a great way to keep your child healthy and reduce the chances of infection.
Head lice are a common and sometimes annoying problem in BC. They are transmitted by direct contact and it is common for cases to occur in schools. Lice are not a health risk but we need your help to reduce the chances of the lice spreading to others. Please be pro-active by checking your children regularly for lice or nits (lice eggs). Early detection is the best way to minimize the chances of lice becoming a problem. Some common fallacies about lice are that they come from a dirty house or it is a sign of uncleanliness. In reality lice do not live in carpets or furniture so the cleanliness or your home is not a contributing factor. It is also not an issue of poor personal hygiene as lice actually prefer CLEAN hair as it is easier for them to attach their eggs to clean hair.
We realize that lice outbreaks do happen and we appreciate your help to reduce the chances of the lice spreading at the school. For more information about how to treat for lice please review the letter that is being sent home or visit the BC Healthlinks website pages (Head Lice or 頭蝨 Head Lice ).
information on any health topic?
HealthLink BC: Dial 811 or go to http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ to speak with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, every day of