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IMPORTANT: Daily Health Check for Students

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IMPORTANT:  Daily Health Check for Students Attending In-Class Instruction

Below are key requirements that all students and families must be aware of and adhere to while attending in-class instruction.

If your child is ill or has COVID-19 symptoms:  

Parents or caregivers must keep their child at home until they have been assessed by a health care provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, and their symptoms have resolved.

If you are unsure of your child’s health condition or if they have COVID-19-like symptoms, contact 8-1-1 for guidance. 8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia.

If your child becomes ill while at school:  

As per guidance from health authorities, any child exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms will be moved to a secluded space, such as a first-aid room or designated health room, where they will be supervised and supported by staff until they are picked up by a parent/guardian. Parents/guardians will be notified and advised to pick-up their child as soon as possible. Please ensure that the school has current contact information, including emergency contact information, to ensure timely pick-up. Also, please ensure that you are always accessible by phone during the school day if your child is attending school, and, be prepared to pick-up your child/ren.

Conduct Daily Self-Assessments:

Parents/guardians must assess their child daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school. If your child is ill, they must remain home.

In addition, a student may not attend school if:  

• they have travelled outside of BC in the last 14 days;
• they have had contact with a known COVID-19 case, or if another person in their home has symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease, even if your child remains asymptomatic (i.e. does not show signs of being ill); and/or

• a doctor or other medical professional has advised them to self-isolate.

To help maintain a healthy learning environment, staff, families and students are asked to practise good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (i.e. coughing and sneezing into your sleeve). 

Please review this with your child on a regular basis.

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