Health & Medication

Respiratory Illness Guidelines

The health and safety of staff, students and visitors is a top priority. Continue to reinforce the following hygiene habits to protect staff and students from spreading respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

· Stay home if you’re feeling sick.

· Wash or sanitize your hands often.

· Cover your coughs and sneezes.

· Avoid touching your face.

· Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly.

· Wear a mask if you get sick or develop symptoms while at school or work.

As per Alberta Health guidelines, staff, students, contractors and visitors who have symptoms of respiratory Illness or test positive for COVID, should stay home until:

· symptoms have improved,

· they feel well enough to resume normal activities, and

· they have been fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications.

For anyone who has a respiratory illness or has tested positive for COVID, it is recommended that they wear a mask for a total of 10 days from the onset of symptoms—even if the symptoms have resolved or improved—when in indoor settings with other individuals.

Medication Management for Students

If your child requires medication to be administered during school hours please fill out the online Student Medication form .

Please also complete the Medical Emergency Plan if your child has :

  • severe asthma, anaphylaxis, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy
  • any student who is diagnosed as being at risk of a medical emergency
  • any student who requires the administration of specific health care procedures

Measles Information and Frequently Asked Questions

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Prevention of Head Lice

Make head checks for lice a regular part of your child's personal hygiene routine. Head lice is one of the most common problems faced by school-aged children and their families. Cases of head lice often increase following school breaks. While head lice control is primarily a parent responsibility, parents, the school and community all have a role to play. We strongly encourage you to speak to your children about proactive behavior to prevent the spread of head lice. This includes not sharing combs, hats, pillows and hair accessories and to avoid head to head contact. You child should know that teasing other students about head lice is unacceptable because just like the common cold, anyone can get head lice. Head lice does not jump from head to head and is not dangerous. Although head lice is not considered a health issue it can cause stress, anxiety and hardship for staff, students and parents. It is essential that each family does its part at home by undertaking regular screening and removal of lice and nits as part of routine personal hygiene. Please check out the following updated resources that include links to online videos on how to properly treat and screen for head lice. These resources are also available on the EIPS website and from our school office.