Please note: If your child has been diagnosed with conjunctivitis, a doctor’s note will be necessary for the child to return to school. The note must be given to the school nurse upon arrival, on the day your child returns to school. We recommend that you check all members of your household for conjunctivitis symptoms and take them to the doctor for the correct treatment, if necessary. Please read the document below for further details and recommendations.
Health Services Recommendations - Conjunctivitis
Please note: "There is a lack of evidence showing that routine class or school-wide screening reduces lice infestation rates" (Frankowski, 2010). Therefore, class screenings will not be routinely done at Graded. Parents should check their children for lice regularly. If crawling lice are seen on a child at school, the parents will be called to pick up the child at school and be given information about head lice and its treatment. At home, all members of the family must be checked for head lice. This policy allows the parent to treat the child overnight. The day following treatment, the child will be re-examined and admitted to class. If the child is still infested, then the parent will be recontacted. Please read the document below for further recommendations.
Health Services Recommendations - Head Lice