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Is your child too sick to go to school?  

Keep children at home if they have…

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  • ​       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

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 ).

 

Want mo​re information on any health topic?


Contact HealthLink BC: Dial 811 or go to http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/  to speak with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, every day of the year.