Allergy and Medical Alert - 2021-2022

We want to make a special effort to raise awareness of certain medical conditions at our school.

Many substances, including dust, pollen, fish and nut products, can cause a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction in some people. In fact, many medical experts are calling for strong measures in schools to protect children with allergies from exposure to some of these substances. Some allergies demand more attention due to their severity. In some cases, just the smell of a certain food, or a trace of the substance on an object, may cause an anaphylactic reaction. An anaphylactic reaction is an allergic reaction so severe it can cause death.

To ensure the safety of all children, we must take precautions and be prepared for an emergency. To help reduce the risk of a medical emergency, we ask that you NOT allow your child to bring items with eggs*, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, peanut butter, or any product known to contain nuts/peanuts or peanut oil. WOW Butter, Nutella (or similar no name or store brand Hazelnut spreads) are also included in this list.

* Items containing eggs in the ingredients are fine . Egg sandwiches are not allowed at school.

If your child has eaten peanuts/nuts before coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering the school.

As well, we request that students, staff and visitors not wear scented products such as perfumes, colognes, hair / body sprays.

We also have some students at Larkhall with compromised immune systems. Therefore, we ask parents/guardians to call the school to inform us of any viruses or illnesses your child may have that are deemed to be contagious.