As of July 1, 2014, the Immunization School Pupils Act has added vaccination against three additional diseases that students require for entry to school; they are meningococcal disease, pertussis (whooping cough) and varicella (chickenpox). These three vaccines are in addition to existing requirements for proof of immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (German Measles).
Your local health unit is required under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) to collect and maintain up-to-date records of all the above immunizations for every child registered in school. Parents are required to contact the health unit to update immunization records for their children or provide a valid affidavit. Visit your local health unit website for more information.
TLDSB is committed to creating healthy nutrition-based learning and working environments for staff and students. Through our current Nutrition Policy (ES-5050 and ES-5051) and the Ministry’s Nutrition Standards for Ontario Schools, equal access to healthy food choices for all staff and students will continue in all TLDSB schools.
There has been a lot of research showing that healthy eating for children and teenagers promotes better growth and intellectual development. Schools have an important role to play in helping students lead healthier lives, including teaching students the skills to make healthy choices.
The Health and Physical Education Curriculum (HPE) supports students to develop the skills and knowledge to: