allergies and epipens
Does your child have a serious allergy?
- 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.