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!!!