Most children with food allergies are happy and attend school safely every day. All LISD staff all go through a basic training on allergy/anaphylaxis awareness. Each campus has an allergy/anaphylaxis response team consisting of the school health office personel and at least 3 other staff. This team has a more extensive training on allergy/anaphylaxis awareness. Your child's safety and happiness at school is of utmost importance and is the result of planning and persistence. A key to success is for parents to work cooperatively with the school to form a partnership that will support your child along the way.
Communicate with the school.
•Start early—if possible, in the spring before the next school year.
•Inform your child's school principal and school health office. Tell them about your child’s food allergies and specific needs.
•Get the forms you will need to have filled out before school starts. This includes:
✓ Medication Authorization forms. These forms state if your child can self-carry and/or self-administer medications at school. These forms are required even if the medication will be stored and administered by school staff.
✓ Emergency Action Plan (EAP) form. This form tells caregivers what to do in case of an allergic emergency.
Visit your child’s doctor before school starts to get the following:
Required prescriptions for emergency medications (epinephrine auto-injectors).
Doctor signatures on forms:
✓ Medication Authorization
✓ Emergency Action Plan
Provide the school with all medications and supplies needed for your child.
Be a part of the TEAM!!!