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Policies & Procedures

Acceptable Use of Cell Phones

As recently as five years ago, it was rare that an elementary student would have a cell phone. Today, many students carry a cell phone. Most parents cite the personal safety of their child to be the number one reason to equip them with the latest technology in wireless communication. Although cell phones are wonderful tools which enable parents to communicate instantly with their child, in a school environment, the use of cell phones by students poses many challenges to our staff and to the safety of students.

For more information please take a moment to read our attached pamphlet entitled "Guidelines for The Acceptable Use of Cell Phones by Students." If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Information for parents/guardians regarding prevalent medical conditions

Information for parents/guardians regarding prevalent medical conditions

In alignment with Policy/Program Memorandum No. 161 Supporting Children and Student with Prevalent Medical Conditions (anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy) in Schools, parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the board website to access:
• board policies;
• roles and responsibilities;
• annual parent(s)/guardians request and consent for intervention forms; and,
• physician authorization forms. Physician authorization forms are for completion only if medical information is new or if there are changes.

Parent(s)/guardians are asked to:
• become familiar with the parental responsibilities;
• inform the school principal of medical conditions on an annual basis through the request and consent for intervention form; and,
• participate in the co-creation of the Individual Plan of Care on an annual basis.

Policies can be accessed through the following link: https://www.hwcdsb.ca/board/policies/.

Roles and forms can be accessed through the following link:
https://www.hwcdsb.ca/support/childyouthhe ...
Student Allergies

Student Allergies

Our Lady of the Assumption is a place where all children feel safe and have a sense of belonging. To ensure the safety and well-being of all children, please note below important information from Anaphylaxis Canada:

• Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death;
• Signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can occur within minutes of exposure to an allergen (a substance capable of causing an allergic reaction)
• Very small amounts of certain foods can cause severe reactions when eaten. This may happen if a person at risk touches an allergenic substance and then subsequently touches the mouth. Even a very small amount ‘hidden’ in a food or transferred to a serving utensil has the potential to cause a severe allergic reaction. Direct ingestion of an allergy-causing food poses the greatest risk for people with food allergies.

Cooperation from parent and guardians in adhering to the guidelines below is most appreciated:

• There are students at this school who are allergic to the following foods and items: Peanuts, Tree nuts, Egg, Sesame, Fish, and Shell Fish
• Parents will be advised of allergens specific to a classroom; please avoid bringing these allergens into the designated classroom.
• Reinforce hand washing practices: wash hands before and after eating.
• Remind children not to share or trade food, food utensils, or food containers.
• Please do NOT bring any home-made food products into the school; with permission, non-food items are permitted for various celebrations and special events and activities.

Thank you for your help in keeping all our children safe.