Allergies & Medication

Allergies / Anaphylaxis Health Alerts

We have students in our school that have life-threatening allergies to nuts, peanuts, nut products, shrimp, egg and sesame.  Please explore alternative food items for your children to bring to school for snacks and lunches.  If you have not already done so, please notify the school and provide the medical documentation if your child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy or medical condition.


Safety is the key concern when dealing with medication in a school setting.  Specific guidelines exist for the administration of medication at school.  Required forms are available in the office for completion by your family physician before medication may be administered.  Whenever possible, short term medication such as antibiotics should be administered at home.  A doctor's signed consent is required for student who may need to self-administer medication such as inhalers and parents/guardians of students who self-administer inhalers are to inform the school.  Epi-Pens and inhalers will be kept with the student or in their classroom and written instructions must accompany all medications.  Parents/Guardians of students with specific medical conditions such as life-threatening allergies which require administration of Epi-Pens should obtain and complete the appropriate forms.  A new form must be submitted annually or if medication changes.