We're helping to save lives with MedicAlert No Child Without program 
Did you know that one in five Canadian children are in need of a MedicAlert ID? These children have medical conditions or allergies and are at risk every day. If something happens, they could be too shy, too scared or unable to say what's wrong. 

MedicAlert is the most trusted, most recommended medical ID service provider in Canada. For more than 55 years, MedicAlert has protected the lives of over one million Canadians by offering exclusive services to those in need. Through the No Child Without charitable program, founded by MedicAlert in 2006, students attending participating schools can receive a free MedicAlert medical ID and free MedicAlert service plan coverage until their 14th birthday. 

Rolling Meadows PS/HDSB has been participating in the MedicAlert No Child Without program since 2007 so that these lifesaving services are available to all of our students who need it, regardless of their financial situations. 

No Child Without has helped kids like 9-year-old Joshua, who bravely points to his MedicAlert ID bracelet during a seizure to tell others what's wrong. 

"It put my mind at ease that the MedicAlert bracelet meant people could help him. I never imagined that he would use his MedicAlert ID to communicate," says his proud mom, Laurie. 

Parents and guardians, please consider this program if your child lives with:

  • Anaphylaxis or severe allergy to foods, drugs or chemicals
  • Asthma, diabetes, autism, and other congenital diseases
  • Medical devices, such as insulin pump and cochlear implant
  • Medications like prednisone, insulins, and EpiPen®


For a more comprehensive list of conditions or to simply learn more about the No Child Without program, visit nochildwithout.ca



    




Rolling Meadows' Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan 2016-2017
Please click here to see our school's current action plan for bullying prevention and intervention.  

From HDSB Bullying Prevention and Intervention Administrative Procedure:

Definition of Bullying

Bullying means aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by

a student where,

a)  the behaviour is intended, or the student ought to know that the

behaviour would be likely to have that effect of,

  • causing fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social or academic harm, harm to the person’s reputation or property, or

  • creating a negative environment at the school for another individual, and

b) the behaviour occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance between the pupil and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education.

Bullying behaviour includes the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means. For the purposes of the definition of bullying, bullying by electronic means (commonly known as cyber-bullying), including, creating a web page or blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or impersonating another person as the author of content or messages posted on the internet; communicating material electronically to more than one individual or posting material on a web-site that may be accessed by one or more individuals

from Accepting Schools Act 2012

HDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

Check out PIC's Twitter account. We encourage you and parent communities across the HDSB to follow PIC at @HaltonDSBPIC.  Join the conversation and become engaged parents of 21st Century learners! This is a great opportunity for all of us to connect in the digital world, share resources and the PIC activities taking place at our schools, and model positive digital interaction for our children.  

Additional PIC information can be found on HDSB's web-site page:  Parent Involvement Committee.


Your Student's Agenda 

We encourage you to take time to review the upfront pages in your student's agenda with your child.  The content is informative and can serve as a discussion opener about your student's school experiences.

The agenda pages for 2017-2018 can be found here.


 

 

 

Fair Notice to Parents/Guardians

 

September 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that the Halton District School Board has participated in the development of a region wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol along with our community partners. This Protocol enables us to more effectively respond to situations where students may pose a threat to themselves or others.

Threat assessment protocols are mandated for every board in Ontario. The purpose of a VTRA is to determine how best to support the student so their behaviour does not become violent or self-injurious. Please note that other community partners such as the Halton Regional Police Service and community youth agencies may become involved in the VTRA because it is critical to have as much information available as possible in order to provide effective support to children in need.

The VTRA Protocol outlines how a school responds immediately to threatening incidents including but not limited to: possession of a weapon or replica weapon; bomb threat or plan; verbal or written (including electronic) threats to harm oneself or others, and fire setting. The initial response team will include the Principal and/or Vice Principal(s), the Halton Regional Police Service, and certified Board staff; other community partners and additional Board staff may be included as necessary.

Parents and guardians will be notified if their child will be discussed at a VTRA. If parents/guardians cannot be reached, or if they choose not to provide consent but a concern for safety still exists due to threatening behaviour, the threat assessment will still proceed. Personal information shared throughout this process will respect and balance each individual’s right to privacy with the need to ensure the safety of all. As always, student safety is our first priority.

The Halton District School Board will respond to all threats in a professional manner in order to provide healthy and caring learning environments for all students and staff. Additionally, we will be educating students about school safety and reinforce their understanding that threat making behaviours are not acceptable.

The Halton District School Board is proud to be able to provide this level of support to our students and is most fortunate to have our community partners working with us. Should you have any questions about our community VTRA Protocol or other Safe Schools matters, please call 905.335.3665 x 3389

Sincerely,

Scott Podrebarac                                            Jonathan Shoss

Superintendent of Education                          System Principal

Safe & Inclusive Schools                                Safe and Inclusive Schools

Halton District School Board                           Halton District School Board

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