Alcuin School is an Allergy Aware School. We will strive to avoid any food containing peanuts, tree nuts and their oils for children 18 months through 3rd grade. We believe that by the time our students reach 4th grade, they know their allergy and should be able to recognize or ask if the foods are safe for them to eat. We may still have peanut/tree nut free classrooms in the Upper Elementary levels depending on current student allergies and parents will be notified if that is the case.
The school has established this policy for the safety of our students who have a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts and for those students who have yet to be identified allergic to these products. Any exposure to peanuts/nuts, through contact or ingestion, can cause a life threatening reaction requiring emergency medical treatment. Strict avoidance of peanut/nut products is the only way to prevent a life threatening allergic reaction. We are asking for your assistance in providing these students a safe learning environment.
-Please do not send any peanut or tree nut containing products for your child to eat during snack or lunch. Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, shea and walnuts.
-Check all outside food before bringing it to school. This includes foods processed in a factory with nuts or that may contain nuts. Please read the food labels.
-Please do not send any food for classroom celebrations or school-sponsored events that contain peanuts or tree nut products.
-If your child has eaten peanut or nut products before coming to school, please be sure that your child’s hands have been thoroughly washed before entering school.
-If your child has a peanut or tree nut allergy, or any food allergy, please ensure that the school nurse has been notified and an Allergy Action Plan is on file in the Health Office.
If your child has a prescribed epi pen, two must be provided to the school nurse who will secure one in the Health Office and the other in your child’s classroom.