If your child requires medication to be administered the school does require a form to be filled out. The Durham District School Board policy states that staff members cannot administer medication to a child unless a "Request for Administration of Medication" form is completed and signed by the parent/guardian and the family physician. Please visit the ofice to pick one up as soon as possible and return it to the office.
In the Durham District School Board, we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students.
1. Sabrina’s Law requires that all district school boards have procedures and training in place to protect students at risk of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and can cause death. Triggers for anaphylaxis may include such things as food (e.g. peanuts, tree nuts).
2. Our goal is to eliminate preventable serious reactions and death due to anaphylaxis and to reduce the risk of exposure for students at risk of anaphylaxis to potential allergens.
3. Schools within the DDSB can be considered “Allergy Aware” and not “Allergy Safe” as one cannot guarantee that the school environment is 100% allergen free. Where possible the learning environment should be free from any trace of the allergen.
4. We strongly recommend that all schools exercise due caution and refrain from allowing soy bean butter and other similar peanut-free spreads (e.g. “WOW” soy butter) into schools. The risk is that these types of products look, smell and taste like real peanut butter. It is difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish these products from real peanut butter which makes it difficult for school administrators to control for a “peanut safe” environment. As alternatives, other peanut-free spreads that don’t look, smell and taste like peanut butter can be used as part of a nutritious lunch (e.g. hummus, low fat ricotta cheese, vegetable purees, bean dips, guacamole).
Please ask parents not to send these products in their chi
We thank everyone for their continued understanding with this matter.
Parent and Community Involvement
Volunteers are an integral part of our school program, performing a variety of valuable services classrooms and around the school. There are numerous ways to assist the school in a volunteer capacity. If you are interested, please call the school or speak to your child's teacher or the office. All volunteers require a police record check. Click here for more information.
At the DDSB and here at Lakeside Public School, we have a long tradition of working with all members of our school communities. Research tells us that when families are engaged with their children’s life and learning at school, student achievement improves. In the DDSB, there are many ways that families can become involved with their children’s school and learning. Our schools use websites and agendas to promote and inform families about classroom and school activities. These tools can help parents and guardians to engage in conversations with their children about their learning.
We welcome your involvement in our schools. As such, we encourage families to have open, productive communication with teachers and the school.
To access more resources for Parent and Community Involvement, click here and you will be redirected to the DDSB website.