Too Sick For School?

Attendance Matters!

Coming to school is important for the academic and social success of your children. Many parents do not realize how quickly absences add up and that it only takes two absences each month for children to begin to struggle. In the same way you keep track of the marks your children get, monitoring school attendance and working with teachers and health care providers to improve the attendance of your children is important. It does not matter if your children are in Preschool or Grade 12, regular school attendance matters.


We encourage families to visit Alberta Health Services HEAL website for information about common minor illness and injuries in children.

Here you will find information about the causes, symptoms and home management options for common minor illnesses and injuries, and when to seek medical care.  The content provided comes directly from the Pediatric Emergency Medicine experts at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital.