Allergies

A significant number of students in our district have allergies, ranging from a mild sensitivity to severe and life-threatening. Allergies to latex, peanuts/peanut products and shell fish tend to be the most severe. Exposure to even a minute amount of the substance could cause a severe reaction and, without immediate medical assistance, can lead to loss of consciousness and even death.

Families are asked to alert the school nurse if a student has an allergy and if specific accommodations are required. All students are to have a Health Update Form completed at the start of every school year and on the form is a section for allergies, type of reaction and treatment. For food allergies, a completed Food Allergy Action Plan must be on file with the school nurse for accommodations to be made for lunch or breakfast meals.