Student Health

HDSB Student Health Policies & Forms can be found here.

Head Lice


If you suspect or know your child has head lice, please contact the school office immediately.

In order to decrease the ongoing re-infection of other students in the school, parents of students sent home with an active case of head lice (pediculosis) will be asked to have their child rechecked by a CBI Home Health nurse (formally known as We Care Home Health Services). CBI Home Health can be reached at 905-507-6562 and 1-855-507-6562 and the receptionist will direct you to the nearest school where you may take your child for a re-check. On inspection by the nurse, if their head is clear of lice and nits, you will be given a written form signed by the nurse, which identifies that your child may return to school.

When you are sure the lice are clear call CBI Home Health again for a re-check. You must have the written slip from the CBI Home Health nurse for your child to return to class or a letter from a medical practitioner indicating that the child’s head is free from live lice, eggs and nits prior to their child returning to class.


Concussions

Students who receive a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or a blow to the body that transmits a force to the head will not always show symptoms immediately. In the student's best interests, he or she must be monitored for a minimum of 24 hours at school and at home. Students will not be permitted to participate in any physical activity until the 24 hours has passed, no symptoms have been observed and the Appendix A (Suspected Concussion Form) is signed and returned to school. During this monitoring phase, if symptoms appear, the student must be seen by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner.

Students who receive a suspected or diagnosed concussion outside of school hours or school events are still required to follow the HDSB Concussion Protocol process. Parents should inform the school as soon as possible after a concussion.