The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy environment for all students and staff. In particular, this includes all those who may be susceptible to Anaphylaxis – the term used to describe acute, severe life-threatening allergic reactions to a substance. Epinephrine (EPIPEN) is the only drug that should be used in the emergency management of a child having a life threatening allergic reaction.
We are projected to have a few children in our Kindergarten Classes that have a life-threatening allergy to food (Anaphylaxis). In these cases, it is not mere injection of the food, but reside that the food may leave on surfaces and the food being exposed near the child. These children can go into Anaphylactic Shock, which is serious.
We ask that parents support us in keeping the school “nut free” as we have students with severe peanut allergies. Nut butter products are not permitted (such as Nutella), nor or any nut butter substitutes.
In addition to nuts, we must keep certain classrooms allergen free. The specific allergens for the Kindergarten areas are: Dairy, Strawberries, Fish and Eggs.