Allergy Awareness: Safety and Inclusion

Dear Meadow Brook Partners,

This year we have many students in our building and classrooms that have severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and other food items.  Because of the seriousness of these allergies we are asking that only nut safe snacks are sent to school for snacks and class parties.  It is the policy of Meadow Brook Elementary and Rochester Community Schools to make the safety and well-being of our students our top priority, and with that in mind the guidelines and procedures outlined below have been put into action.

Classrooms Snacks, Parties & Celebrations

Classrooms with students that have allergies will have appropriate signs posted at their entrance. These classrooms will also routinely wash their hands and clean surfaces throughout the classroom. Communication will be sent home to all families alerting them to an allergy in their child’s classroom and helping them understand how to follow the safe snack guidelines on the district webpage. 

Snacks: Please pack your child’s snack in a separate bag from their lunch. These items will be checked by support staff at the beginning of the school day to ensure they are allergy-safe.  

Parties/Celebrations:  Snacks at parties/celebrations will follow our district guidelines and procedures to maintain and safe, nut-free environment for students with allergies.  

Lunch 

Students may bring lunches that contain nuts. We aim to promote inclusiveness while maintaining a safe environment, so a “nut restricted” table and a “nut restricted and hot lunch” table will be available for students with allergies & their friends. We allow families to make arrangements for friends to sit together at our “nut restricted” tables with approval and guidance on how to ensure allergy safe lunches. Please contact me or your child’s teacher for more information.  

Resources

Food Allergy Guidelines & Procedures

Safe Snack Guide

Our goal is to make school a safe and joyful place for all of our students.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this critically important aspect of our school community. If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

Seth

 

Seth Berg 

Principal

Meadow Brook Elementary 

Rochester Community Schools

Call: (248) 726 – 4101

Click: sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us

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