What vaccines are offered in schools?
The local health units offer the following vaccines in schools annually:
- Grade 7 students: Hepatitis B and Meningococcal A, C, W, Y conjugate
- Grade 8 female students: Human Papillomavirus
For information or to contact someone regarding in-school immunization, contact your local health unit.
Immunizations required for school attendance:
As of July 1 2014 the Immunization School Pupils Act has added vaccination against three additional diseases that students require for entry to school; they are meningococcal disease, Pertussis (whooping cough) and varicella (chickenpox) . These three vaccines are in addition to existing requirements for proof of immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and rubella.
Your local health unit is required under the Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (ISPA) to collect and maintain up-to-date records of all the above immunizations for every child registered in school. Now is a good time to contact your health care provider to discuss your child’s immunization needs in light of the new legislation. Parents are required to contact the health unit to update immunization records for their children or provide a valid affidavit. Visit your local health unit website for more information.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Call 721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 extension 8807 or visit simcoemuskokahealth.org
Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
1-866-888-4577 or visit hkpr.on.ca
Your child will be checked regularly for head lice while at school. While having head lice is not considered a health hazard, it is a nuisance and uncomfortable. The Board works hard to minimize the incidence of head lice, and we need your help. Head lice checks are run by parent volunteers.
Trillium Lakelands DSB has a Policy and Procedure regarding the management of pediculosis.
How can I help to prevent outbreaks of head lice?
You can help by volunteering at your child’s school, and by conducting your own weekly head checks. For more information, review the Head Lice Information Brochure!
Nutrition in Schools
Trillium Lakelands DSB is committed to creating healthy nutrition-based learning and working environments for staff and students. Through our current Nutrition Policy and the Ministry’s Nutrition Standards for Ontario Schools, equal access to healthy food choices for all staff and students will continue to be a priority in all our schools.
Ministry of Education Healthy Schools Webpage
Ministry of Education School Food and Beverage Policy Interactive Website
Ministry of Education – Setting the Standard for Healthy Eating in Schools
Canada’s Food Guide
Trillium Lakelands District School Board Nutrition Policy
Trillium Lakelands District School Board Nutrition Procedure
Ministry of Education School Food and Beverage Policy
Ministry of Education – Transfat Regulation Act