ANAPHYLAXIS & ALLERGIES: The YCDSB has an anaphylactic policy to help protect students affected by life threatening allergies. As outlined in the Board’s policy, parents are asked to inform the school of such allergies, and required to fill in S15 and S15a forms which are available in the office. Each form must include a passport sized photo so that the student is easily identifiable by staff. Parents are asked to ensure that students for whom Epi-Pens are prescribed have two Epi-Pens at school. It is strongly advised and encouraged that one Epi-Pen is to be on the student’s person at all times and the other stored in the office for emergency use. We continue to remind and inform our students NOT to share food in our school environment (including on the school grounds, buses, before/after school and in any school sanctioned events for students) and wash their hands. If you are new to our school and your child has an allergy, please contact the office for the appropriate documentation or see forms below . ‘Allergy Safe’ environment signs are posted by the classroom doors. S15 & S15a forms will be reviewed by classroom teachers, itinerant teachers, support staff, and supply staff. Staff have also received training and information on recognizing the signs of an anaphylactic reaction, how to take appropriate action, and how to administer the Epi-Pen.
Let’s work together to keep our students and school safe!