Food Allergy Management Information For Parents
Each school year, parents must provide an allergy action plan as completed by a private physician; this document gives specific information regarding the allergy and medication orders. The school nurse will write an individual health plan (IHP) based on this documentation. At the elementary age level, all medications are kept in the nurse’s office. Secondary school students may carry emergency auto-inject epinephrine as deemed appropriate by the physician, parent, and school nurse. Nurses have stock epinephrine in the event of an unexpected, undiagnosed anaphylactic reaction. Any questions regarding your child’s allergy plan can be directed to your building nurse.
Teachers are notified of food allergies via the district electronic database and/or via the student's IHP/504. All staff members, including bus drivers have been trained on the topic of anaphylaxis and the use of auto-inject epinephrine. At the elementary level, alternative food choices for celebrations may be provided by parents of students with food allergies.
The cafeteria electronic system identifies students who have a plan for severe food allergies. This presents at the point of sale.
Bus drivers are notified of children who have a plan for severe food allergies via the district database and Krapf. WCASD Transportation policy states that there is no eating on the bus; bus drivers are trained to support this policy.