Student Health

This year in particular, it is of extreme importance to ensure that your child is healthy at school. If they are not feeling well at home and then you send them to school and they are symptomatic, you will get a call from the school to pick them up. The new health guidelines to determine if your child should come to school are listed below. Saying “yes” to one symptom means that your child should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptoms improve, then the child may come to school when well enough. If the symptoms persist, please seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1 or a primary care provider. Do you have any of the following new key symptoms?

– Fever, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting

Sneezes and Diseases – Parent Resources

Student Health is important to all of us.  We have attached a link to a VCH resource that Hillcrest Elementary uses when we are dealing with the conditions and diseases that children often have. The Sneezes and Diseases booklet covers many of the common children diseases; coughs, ear infections, fevers, lice, fifths disease, ear infections, hand, foot and mouth disease, and many more. It is a useful and user friendly resource.

Click here: SneezesDiseases

Please note the numbers and agencies listed are within the Vancouver Coastal Health District.  You can find local information at