Kispiox Headstart COVID-19 Policies

Culture and Language

The culture and language component allows our children to experience their cultures and learn their languages. Activities give children a sense of belonging and an identity as a First Nations person.


The education component promotes life-long learning with activities that encourage a child’s readiness to learn. Activities also focus on the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social development needs of children. Community members, including Elders, are involved in helping with early literacy activities, such as printing and recognizing sounds and words.

Health Promotion

The health promotion component encourages children and families to have a healthy lifestyle. Programming promotes physical activity, such as playground activities and traditional games. Staff promote self-care, such as helping children to brush their teeth, and encourage appropriate assessments for children (for example, vision and hearing testing).


Nutrition is an important part of healthy living. Good food can improve an individual’s health and poor or inadequate food can undermine health. Good eating habits established early can lead to better health throughout life.

Daily Health check

Anspayaxw School Society: Kispiox Community School, Anspayaxw Aboriginal Headstart Daily Health Check:

The following tool is to be used by parents and caregivers to complete prior to their child coming to school. Daily Health Check:
1. Symptoms of Illness: Does your child have any of the following symptoms?


Fever YES NO
Chills YES NO
Cough or worsening of chronic cough YES NO
Shortness of breath YES NO
Sore throat YES NO
Runny nose / stuffy nose YES NO
Loss of sense of smell or taste YES NO
Headache YES NO
Fatigue YES NO
Diarrhea YES NO
Loss of appetite YES NO
Nausea and vomiting YES NO
Muscle aches YES NO
Conjunctivitis (pink eye) YES NO
Dizziness, confusion YES NO
Abdominal pain YES NO
Skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes YES NO
2. International Travel Have you or anyone in your household returned from travel outside Canada in the

last 14 days?

3. Confirmed Contact Are you or is anyone in your household a confirmed contact of a person confirmed to

have COVID-19?

4. “Safe zone”. Kispiox Band Council has identified the safe zone as Prince Rupert to Prince George Have you or anyone in your household returned from travel outside of the “safe zone” in the last 14 days? YES NO

If you answered “YES” to any of the questions and the symptoms are not related to a pre-existing condition (e.g. allergies) your child should NOT come to school. Please inform the school.

If they are experiencing any symptoms of illness, contact a health-care provider for further assessment. This includes 8-1-1, or a primary care provider like a physician or nurse practitioner.

If you answered “YES” to questions 2, 3, or 4 use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.