Dear PK Families,
We had an allergen incident occur Friday, October 26 at our school. A student had a severe allergic reaction due to a nut allergy.
St. Stan’s pre-kindergarten classrooms are nut free zones. We are asking families to be more vigilant in helping teachers and staff keep our school safe for all our students.
From our 2018-2019 Parent Student Handbook:
St. Stan’s recognizes that food allergies are a growing concern in American society. Faculty, staff and administration also realize that any food could cause a potentially fatal anaphylactic reaction, and not all children experiencing anaphylaxis have been previously diagnosed with a life-threatening food allergy. The health, safety, and inclusion of all children is important.
Avoiding food-allergic reactions requires the committed efforts of parents, students, teachers and administration. While it is impossible to guarantee an allergen-free environment, St. Stan’s policy provides a framework for partnering with all families to build a safe, loving, and supportive environment for children suffering from life-threatening food allergies and their classmates.
The following are some tips to help us keep our school environment healthy for all our students:
Review our snack policy found in the Early Childhood 2018-2019 Handbook.
If your child eats food containing possible allergens (such as tree nuts, eggs, peanuts) prior to school, students must wash hands and brush teeth before coming to class.
For those bringing lunch from home, please do not pack treats/candy or snacks that directly contain peanut butter, nuts, and/or tree nuts.
Be sure to share this information with all your child’s caregivers.
Thank you for your help in keeping St. Stans a safe and healthy place!