Parent Resources

Sneezes and Diseases

As a new school year approaches and we welcome new families to our schools, often questions come up related to the health and wellness of our students. For example, what do you do if your child has a cough, fever, rash, etc.

As a district, we follow the guidelines described in Sneezes and Diseases, a publication developed by our community partner, Vancouver Coastal Health. Please take a moment to review the resource and call your school directly with any questions.

 

Measles Immunization Catch-up Campaign

On March 20th, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education announced the launch of a provincial measles immunization catch-up campaign for school age children across BC.

Running from April to June 2019, the goal of the campaign is to immunize as many children for measles as possible in grades K to 12. Clinics will be held in our schools before the end of the school year, with dates announced later in the spring.

If you have any questions about the measles immunization catch-up campaign, please contact HealthLink at 811 or visit the Immunize BC website.

Measles Resources

What is measles?
Commonly Asked Questions
Sneezes and Diseases

Talking With Your Teen About Vaping

Health Canada has launched a public education campaign to encourage teens to consider the consequences of vaping. The Canadian market for vaping is evolving rapidly, and emerging evidence suggests that youth uptake of vaping products is on the rise. 

As a parent, what can you do? Start a conversation. Click here for a tip sheet to help parents and trusted adults start conversations with teenagers about the health risks of vaping.