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SSDS has strict policies in place to assure the safety of children with serious allergies or a medical condition. It is required that the Medication Administration and Food Allergy Policy form be initialed and signed by the parent or guardian of children with medication at the school, showing compliance and understanding of the following policy:
In order for a staff member or substitute teacher to administer the epi-pen, asthma inhaler or any other medication, the following documents need to be signed:
Any child who requires that medication be kept or administered here at SSDS must come to the Office to get additional information and receive the required paperwork. Under no circumstances should parents provide medication in a child’s lunch, drink, etc. All medication needs to be administered in the Office and under the supervision of an SSDS staff member.
A list of children and their respective allergies is posted in all classrooms at the beginning of the school year. The list includes those students who keep epi-pens in the classroom and/or the school Office. Parents should familiarize themselves with this list.
For classes that have a child with a severe allergy the snacks of ALL families should be completely nut free including no traces of nuts (not made in the same factory w/nut products). The school or the parents of the child with the nut allergy can provide a list of nut free snacks if a family has any questions or needs some ideas. This will be strictly enforced.