As you may be aware, Ryan’s Law, 2015, was recently passed by the Ontario Legislature. This piece of legislation is an important step to support the well‐being of students with asthma in Ontario schools.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board has developed an Asthma Management Plan to ensure the safety of all students. If your child has asthma, we ask that you complete the Student Asthma Management Plan form, which is found on the Ministry of Education website, noted below, along with the Request and Consent for Administration of Medication Form (attached) and return both to the main office at St. Joseph Catholic High School. With your permission, your child will be allowed to carry his or her asthma medication.
The Ministry of Education website has resources on asthma that can be found at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/healthyschools/anaphylaxis.html.
As a best practice, and to support your child, please let the school know, if your child has a medical condition so that the school is aware and can keep this information on file.
Also, all students attending St. Joseph Catholic High School, who have been prescribed an EpiPen are expected to carry it with them at all times. A second EpiPen must be provided to the school and will be secured in the main office, in case of an emergency. Please ensure the prescribed EpiPen(s) has not expired.
If you have any questions, regarding the above message, please do not hesitate to contact the school.