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School Health Reference Guide


The Region of Peel School Health Reference Guide is a supplementary resource to relevant Peel and Dufferin-Peel school board policies. Refer to school board policy first if you have questions or concerns.
Hot Weather

Warm weather and extreme heat events may pose health risks for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat fainting, heat rashes, and muscle cramps. Protect yourself and others by avoiding overexposure to the heat, keeping cool and hydrated, and understanding signs and symptoms of heat-illnesses.1

Read Peel Public Health’s Hot Weather Guidelines for Schools (PDF 157KB) to learn more.


1Bassil, K., Cole, D.C., Smoyer-Tomic, K., and M. Callaghan (2007). What is the Evidence on Applicability and Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions in Reducing Morbidity and Mortality during Heat Episodes? A review for the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health. Available at: http://www.ncceh.ca/sites/default/files/Heat_Interventions_Apr_2007.pdf

Cold Weather

Exposure to cold weather may cause risks for cold-related injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite. Protect yourself and others by dressing appropriately, taking precautions against the cold, and knowing what steps to take in the event of an injury.1

Read Peel Public Health’s Cold Weather Guidelines for Schools (PDF 239KB, 2 pages) to learn more.


1Environment Canada. Canada’s Wind Chill Index. Available at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=5FBF816A-1

For more information on hot-and cold-related health problems call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
(In Caledon, call 905-584-2216.)


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Revised: Friday January 15 2016