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allergies and epipens

Does your child have a serious allergy? 

Please contact your child's school nurse and teacher if your child has a serious allergy to foods, insects, or other possible triggers. We want to have the information we need to best protect your child. We also need to know about medications to help your child if they have a problem. Please have their medical provider send a Food Allergy Action Plan or Allergy/Anaphylaxis Action Plan.  
 
  • Click here for a copy of a Food Allergy Action Plan
  • Click here for a copy of an Allergy/Anaphylaxis Action Plan

EpiPens (Epinephrine Auto-Injectors) at School?

EpiPen (and other brands of Auto-Injectors) provide emergency medication for someone having a severe allergic reaction.

  • Some students can safely carry their Epipens with them during the school day. This requires a note from their medical provider stating the student is capable and responsible to safely keep the medication with them.  
  • For some students, the school nurse's office may be the best place to store their emergency medication. 
  • As with all prescription medicine, we need a parent permission form and a physician order.
  • Please contact the school nurse to discuss your child's allergies and the best plan for their emergency medications.  

Do we have peanut-free schools?

  • We do not have peanut-free schools, but we have procedures to protect students with allergies.
  • In early grade classrooms with a student with a known peanut allergy, peanut products are restricted during classroom snacks but are allowed in the cafeteria setting. 
  • The food service program does not typically use any peanut items. They will substitute with foods such as Sunbutter.  
  • If you send foods for a special classroom activity or party, please label anything that contains nuts.