To ensure optimal protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, it is important that your child's pre-school immunization is completed prior to Kindergarten entry.
In the Kindergarten year, your child will receive a vision and hearing screening test on request. The community health nurse will discuss with you any difficulties your child may have.
Assessment, consultation to teachers and parents and therapy services are available to students with speech and language difficulties. Referral and consent forms may be obtained through your school principal.
Community Health Nursing Services
You may contact the community health nurse through your school or the public health unit regarding any health or behaviour concerns.
Smoking in school facilities is prohibited in the Grande Prairie Public School District. The Board has banned the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, and expanded the ban to include all district property. These changes reflect the intent to go beyond a concern for second-hand smoke and to provide children and youth with positive role models and a consistent message regarding tobacco use.
Safety in our Schools
Our schools are safe and secure places for learning. Together with parents and the community, we create an environment that promotes learning, good citizenship, friendship, and fun. We also recognize that appropriate student behaviour is essential to the student growth, the development of responsible, self-disciplined youth, and to the operation of our schools.
· Notify the school if your child will be absent or late. We want to ensure your child arrives at school safely.
· Be sure the school has an updated emergency number in the event that your child is injured or becomes ill at school.
· As a parent, model safe behavior as you walk and drive together with your child.
· As you walk your child to school, talk about crossing the street and being visible to drivers.
· Bicycles used by young children on busy streets can be hazardous. Please supervise your child's riding and help your child develop skills in safe areas.
· Talk with your child about how school safety patrols can help.
Things to know:
· the names of teachers who will be working with your child
· the school procedures regarding care of outer clothing, field trips, fees and supplies
· the school calendar - identify holidays and special events
· the school timetable - starting and dismissal times
· the school's emergency procedures