Medical Alerts and Concussion Information

Supporting Students With Prevalent Medical Conditions

1. Please renew the medical forms for your child each year when you are contacted by the school.

2. The renewal must be completely promply with the beginning of each new school year.

2. Read the Procedures Draft Document for details.



The support of students with prevalent medical conditions is complex requiring a whole-school approach that promotes, fosters, and maintains healthy and safe learning environments. This prevents a serious challenge for any school attended by students with a prevalent medical condition or conditions. The purpose of Procedure _____ Supporting Children and Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy), Student Safety and Welfare, through the provision of directives, strategies, and training details supports for students with prevalent medical conditions. A minimum of training annually is required for all school staff (inclusive of principals), occasional staff and other school board staff who work with children and students with prevalent medical conditions.


2.0         PRINCIPLES:

              The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) will communicate, on an annual basis, the policies on supporting children and students with a prevalent medical condition to parent/guardians, school board staff, and others in the community who are in direct contact  with students (e.g., food service providers, transportation providers, volunteers). The LDCSB will also make the policies and the Plan of Care templates available on the public website in the language of instruction.


Concussion Protocol
Due to the seriousness of a concussion, school administrators, educators (including occasional teachers), school staff, students, parents/guardians, and identified school volunteers all have important roles to play in implementing the school board’s concussion protocols, i.e. prevention, identification, and ongoing monitoring and management of a student with a concussion. 
The Ministry of Education expects all school boards in Ontario to develop and maintain a policy on concussion as outlined in the revised Policy/Program Memorandum No. 158: School Board Policies on Concussion.
The LDCSB Concussion Policy and Protocol is based on the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education Protocol (OPASSE) Concussion Protocol, which the Ministry of Education considers to be the minimum standard. Minimum does not refer to minimal safety standards but to the minimum requirements for safety standards that must be followed in school-based activities.
All documents related to the LDCSB Concussion Protocol can be found in MyLDCSB (“2018 Revised Concussion Forms”) as well as on under “Students – Concussion Protocol.”