Information to Parents/Guardians Feb 27, 2017
Dear Parent or Guardians,
Last week, we contacted you regarding a growing health concern about drug overdoses. Ottawa Public Health has prepared a fact sheet for parents and students that may answer many of the questions you or your child have. I have attached both fact sheets for your information. You can also learn more about drug overdoses in the information provided at:
I will continue to work with our community partners and keep you informed of any updates.
Mental Health Awareness
The City of Ottawa's mental health website is an excellent resource for families regarding the issue of mental health support Included in the above link are sections and videos on the following topics: Part 1: Mental Health and My Teen; Part 2: Teaching My Teen How to Cope; Part 3: How to Have That Talk; and, Part 4: What Every Parent Should Know About Depression and Suicide.
Assessment and Evaluation Policy at Hillcrest
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is at the vanguard of some significant developments in assessment and evaluation in recent years. To view Hillcrest's updated school policy on assessment and evaluation, view this document here.
Report Your Child’s Vaccines!
Ottawa Public Health reminds parents to keep their child's vaccination record up to date. Find more information here.
Student Accident Insurance
Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately, despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. As a parent/guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.
Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis, through Reliable Life Insurance Company. Forms can either be picked up from the school office or downloaded at www.binks.ca, or you may apply online at www.insuremykids.com.
The OCDSB encourages all parents/guardians to consider purchasing this insurance. If your child is involved in school related sports activities or is participating in any field trips out of the province you may wish to seriously consider the coverage options, which range from $13.00/year to $31.00/year. This coverage is for the entire calendar year and also applies outside of school hours. If you have any questions, please call Binks Insurance Brokers directly at 613-226-1350.