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Allergy Policy

There is a law in Ontario that requires schools to protect students with life-threatening food allergies (anaphylaxis). While the majority of the responsibility lies with anaphylactic students and their parents, the entire school community has an important role to play in protecting these children. Chances are, sooner or later, your child will have a classmate who has a serious food related allergy. Please refer to the links below for guidance on how to keep these children safe at Blythwood:

For parents of children with anaphylaxis and/or asthma:

  • On the first day of school the Allergy Committee will be stationed in the school gym to collect completed Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan forms for the school’s files AND one up-to-date epinephrine auto-injector, e.g., EpiPen® clearly labelled with the child’s name and prescription details to be kept in the office
  • If your child has asthma, please inform the school as well
  • Please arrange to speak with your child’s teacher about keeping your child safe in the classroom
  • Soon after the beginning of the school year the Allergy Committee will take photos of each child to be displayed on posters in the main public areas of the school and in the staff room
  • Parents should note the expiration date of the auto-injector provided to the school to ensure that it is replaced when necessary

Please contact the Allergy Committee with questions or concerns:

Anne Guilfoyle: moc.l1555973702iamg@15559737027elyo1555973702fliug1555973702enna1555973702

Kate Harrington: moc.l1555973702iamg@1555973702notgn1555973702irrah1555973702njk1555973702

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