École Sherwood Park Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Health Checklist for common colds, influenza, respiratory disease and COVID-19


Mandatory Daily Health Assessment for Students

Parents and caregivers must assess their child daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school.

Please check your child daily for the following symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Fever (> 37.5 °C) or signs of fever*
  • Chills
  • Sore throat and painful swallowing shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Feeling unwell/fatigue
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Loss of appetite 

Please refer to the BC CDC for more information on signs and symptoms:




  1. Parents or caregivers must keep their child at home until they have been assessed by a health care provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, and their symptoms have resolved.

  2. If a student is assessed by their family physician or nurse practitioner and it is determined that they do NOT have COVID-19, they may return to school once symptoms resolve.

Please note, if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the home, students must remain at home and consult their health care provider.