Health & Safety

  • Eardley Elementary School

Health & Safety

Emergency Information

Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring that the Daycare has up-to-date names and telephone numbers of people who will be available in the case of emergencies.  It is extremely important that parents share this information with their children.

The parents or guardians must inform the Daycare, in writing, of any other person who is allowed to pick up their child. That person will be required to show two photo IDs as confirmation of their identity.

Parents must supply a small picture of their child/ren for the emergency form.

Accidents

Parents or guardians will be notified at once of any significant accident.  If they cannot be reached the emergency number will be called.  If the accident is severe and the Daycare Technician decides that the child should receive medical attention, a staff member will accompany the child to the local hospital emergency centre.  Parents or the emergency contact will be advised so that they can meet the staff member there.

Should an ambulance be required, it is the parent’s responsibility to defray the cost.

Please note:  The only health and accident insurance that applies to students is the normal Quebec Health Insurance Plan.  The School Board does not carry additional coverage for injuries or illnesses that may occurs at the school and could; lead to ambulance transportation, dental care or any other expenses not covered by Quebec Medicare.  Parents should ensure that they carry coverage against these eventualities.

Prescription medication

If a child requires prescription medication:

  • A release form must be obtained from the office, completed and signed before any medication will be administered.
  • Only medication prescribed by a doctor will be administered
  • The prescription or a copy must be left at the office.
  • Parents must bring the prescription medicine to the office.
  • Over the counter medicine of any kind is prohibited at school
  • It is important that the Daycare staff be aware of any serious health problems: allergies, Diabetes, Asthma, Migraines…