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STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Parents and Guardians, please be aware that the Durham District School Board does NOT provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries. Families should recognize that there is always a potential risk of injury with field trips, sports and other student activities both on and off school grounds. Although precautions are taken to ensure the protection of students, accidents can and do happen. Some injuries result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans and can be very costly. As a parent or guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.
In accordance with the Education Act we do make available a Student Accident Insurance Program for students. Participation in this program is voluntary and the costs are to be paid by the parent or guardian.
For your convenience, we have arranged access to a Student Accident Insurance Policy through Reliable Life Insurance Company. This program offers a variety of plans and benefits at affordable prices (starting at only $6.00 per year). Some of the benefits included are:
- dental expenses (resulting from an accident)
- fracture or dislocation
- emergency transportation
- total and permanent disability
If your child participates in co-curricular activities or activities outside the school day, there is also a plan tailored to your needs. All rates are one-time annual premiums. For complete details please refer to the “Insure my Kids Protection Plan 2012 Application Brochure” that was sent home with your child or visit the website at: www.insuremykids.com.
The insurance agreement is between you and Reliable Life Insurance Company. If you wish to subscribe you can also apply directly on-line at: www.insuremykids.com.
Any questions should be directed to Reliable Life Insurance Company toll free at 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).
Student Accident Insurance is especially valuable for today’s active children.
Parent and Community involvement is very important in supporting the success of all of our students, from our youngest learners in Kindergarten to our soon-to-be high school graduates.
Parents/guardians can become involved in our students' school lives by:
- Checking agendas and school websites for updates
- Helping with homework and discussing new learning
- Reading and writing together at home
- Communicating with teachers
- Supporting school events and initiatives
- Talking about their high expectations for success at school with their children
Another way for parents/ guardians to become involved is to participate in their school's School Community Council (SCC). The SCC is made up of parents, school staff, students and community members who work together to support student achievement. If parents or community members wish to be part of the SCC, please visit the school office for more information in early September.
The Parents as Partners Conference is another opportunity for Durham families, staff and community to network and explore parenting and learning ideas. Lenore Skenazy, journalist, author and television host, will be the keynote speaker at this conference coming up on Saturday, October 27th, 2012. Registration information will be available on the DDSB website as of September 6th, 2012. Register soon!
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