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Does your Child have Asthma?

This page is part of our School Newsletter Inserts section.
Use these short articles in your school newsletters throughout the school year.

Child using aerochamber

If your child has asthma, meet with your child’s teacher as early as possible in the school year to review important information and complete school asthma forms.

Helpful tips for parents:

  • Provide a copy of your child’s Asthma Management Plan (external link).
  • Identify your child’s asthma triggers (external link) (e.g. dust, mold, strong scents etc.).
  • Show the teacher your child’s asthma medications (external link) and how to use them.
  • School Board protocol is for students to carry their own inhalers or have them easily accessible. A number of variables may need to be taken into consideration (age of the student, maturity, etc.). Agree on a plan with your child’s teacher.
  • Review field trip forms and ensure asthma medication is with your child on the trip.
  • Talk to your child’s class about asthma and the importance of hand washing.

Let’s work together to successfully manage your child’s asthma at school.