Allergy Policy

Fireside School is an Allergy Aware School.

Anaphylaxis Resources and Information

Food Allergies

Food Allergy Canada

Fireside School is an allergy aware school where we strive to ensure the ongoing safety of our students and staff.  This includes ensuring that we are sensitive to the health risks associated with food allergies within the school, which most commonly (but not exclusively) includes peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, shellfish, gluten, and soy.

For the safety of those who may have a severe allergic reaction to peanuts and tree nuts, we request that you do not send peanut or nut products to school with your child in lunches, for snack, bakes sales or classroom celebrations.

Being Allergy Aware means we are:

  • Aware that allergic reactions can be severe, rapid and life-threatening
  • Aware that some of our students or staff may have severe allergies
  • Aware that it is everyone’s right to be safe at school
  • Aware of the signs and of anaphylaxis, and what to do if you see it

If a student has a severe food allergy, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform the office as soon as possible so that precautions can be set in place. If your child carries an Epi-Pen, an up-to-date prescription and a signed medication administration authorization form should be submitted to the front office for emergency use.

Please note that although we are allergy aware and make every effort to keep students from being exposed to allergens, we cannot guarantee it will never occur.

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