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School Calendar 2016-17

Below is the health unit program and activity schedule for schools in the region during the 2016-17 school year. Activities may vary depending on community. Contact your local health unit office for more information.

​Activity ​Gr
Ongoing
  • Elementary school routine immunization clinics as needed
  • Secondary school routine immunization clinics as needed
  • Dental screening, oral hygiene instruction and preventive clinics
  • Sexual Health clinics (in secondary schools)
  • Sexual Health and Healthy Relationship presentations (on request)
  • Safe Food Handler course for students (certified course, on request, discounted cost for students)
 
JK-8
9-12
JK-8
 
9-12
4-12
 
 9-12
September​ ​
  • Student Nutrition Program (SNP) first installment grant transfers to funded schools.
  • Fall for Ontario Apples program (for registered schools)
  • Dental screening letters sent to parents.
  • Consents for Hepatitis B, Meningcoccal and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program.
  • Consents for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program (girls).
  • PALS  invitation letter sent to schools (Playground Activity Leaders in Schools).
  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge - Water Does Wonders applications due
 K-12
 
K-12
 JK-8
  7
 
8
 
 5-7
 
K-6
​October ​
  • Hepatitis B vaccine program -  1st dose.
  • Meningococcal quadrivalent vaccine (Menactra®) program.
  • HPV vaccine program – 1st dose (Grade 8 girls and all grade 7 students).
  • Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (PALS) training for participating schools.
  • SNP reports for September due.
  • Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program applications due
 7
 7
 
7-8
 
5-7
 
JK-12
K-12

November​ ​
  • OPHEA/Daily Physical Activity workshops and resources promoted to schools.
JK-12

​December
  • ​​HPV vaccine program –  2nd dose (for eligible students who started the series at 14 years of age and older).

8
​ ​January
  • SNP second installment grand transfers to funded schools.
  • SNP reports due for Oct., Nov. and Dec. due
  • PALS mid-point evaluations in participating schools.
  • School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES) surveys in elementary schools
  • COMPASS surveys in secondary schools (Jan.-May).
  • Northern Fruit and Vegetable program begins (Jan.-June).

​JK-12

JK-12
5-7​
6-8

9-12
JK-12
​ ​February
  • School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES) surveys in elementary schools.

6-8​​
​ ​March
  • Interactive healthy living campaign (March-April).
  • Sun Safety Support for interested schools.
  • Active Safe Routes to School promotion- call for interested schools.
 
JK-12
JK-12
JK-12
April​ ​
  • Hepatitis B  vaccine program - 2nd dose.
  • HPV vaccine program –  2nd dose (for grade 8 girls and all grade 7 students who started the series prior to their 14th birthday).
  • HPV vaccine program -  3rd dose (for those students starting the series at 14 years of age and older and have received 2 previous doses).
  • Dental Health Month.
  • SNP reports for Jan., Feb. and March due.
  • Brain Day events (concussion awareness).
7
8
 

8
 
 
 
JK-12
K-12
JK-12
May​ ​
  • Mental Health Week – May 1-7

 
 K-12

 
​June ​
  • PALS year end celebration in participating schools
  • Hike it or Bike it Challenge
  • SNP reports for April, May and June and updates for 2017/18 school year are due
  • Safe Kids Week
​ 
5-7
JK-12
JK-12

JK-8