Camp participants who require non-emergency care must report to the Summer Programme Director. The Director will address the child's needs on-site and, if possible, have them return to their camp. Parents will be contacted should the Director determine that a child needs to go home or if parents will be asked to take their child to see a doctor. Please note that the Summer Programme may insist on a doctor's note before a child returned to camp, i.e. for cases of or suspected cases of communicable diseases. This measure is precautionary for the health and safety of everyone.
During each day of the Summer Programme, there will be staff who have current first responder training. In addition, a first aid attendant is on-site and available throughout the day.
Should a situation require immediate medical attention, 911 will be called.
For more information, please refer to our Medical Alert Conditions Policy.
The Southpointe Summer Programme is allergy aware. This means that camp participants and parents are made aware of the need for students with severe allergies to avoid contact with allergens. We ask that nuts and pets not be brought into the school building.
Exceptions will be made for guide/service dogs or guide/service dogs in training.
Administration of Medication
Children should not bring prescription medication to the Summer Programme unless under the direction of their physician. Administration of any medication while at camp will be completed by a staff member with written permission from the child's parent/custodian. All medication must be in its original container and clearly labelled with the child's name, date, and dosage to be taken.
Emergency Preparedness Drills
Summer Programme participants will be briefed on emergency preparedness, and some drills may be practised during camps. Emergency drills include fire, earthquake and lockdowns.
Emergency Notification System (ENS)
Should a situation occur, Southpointe will use a mass text messaging system to communicate urgent announcements (for e.g. emergencies or building closures) with Summer Programme participants.
For building closures or emergency early dismissals, Southpointe will:
- Update the Southpointe Academy homepage
- Send an email to all parents/custodians of camp participants
- Send a text message to all parents/custodians of camp participants
Smoking, Vaping, Controlled Substances and Alcohol Policy
Pursuant to the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act of BC, smoking and vaping are banned in schools and on school grounds. Smoking cannabis and consuming alcohol are also banned on school grounds.
Southpointe's values further prohibit smoking, consuming alcohol, taking controlled substances and the use of electronic cigarettes (vaping).