Allergy Information

Purpose

 

The purpose of the guidelines is to minimize the risk of accidental exposure to peanuts and nuts for students with serious or life-threatening allergies to peanuts and nuts and to provide an emergency action plan in the event of such an occurrence.

Objectives

 

Master’s Academy & College strives to create a peanut and nut “safe” environment. It is not possible, despite best efforts, to provide a school environment that is guaranteed to have no exposure to peanuts or nuts. In order to reduce the risk of accidental exposure, Master’s Academy & College will not use &/or sell peanuts, nuts, or products that clearly state peanuts or nuts in the ingredients. However, products that will be used &/or sold that are packaged with “may contain peanuts or nuts”. Master’s Academy & College will make every attempt to inform those who rent our facility of the Peanut & Nut Guidelines. We have respectfully asked for cooperation from our parent and student community to not send peanuts, nuts, or products that clearly state peanuts or nuts in the ingredients to school or off-campus activities. Master’s Academy & College can not be considered peanut and nut “free” because we can not guarantee compliance to the Guidelines and products will be used &/or sold that come packaged with “may contain peanuts or nuts”.

Responsibilities - Parent

 

  • Inform the office and teacher (in writing) about serious or life-threatening allergies &/or asthma;
  • Complete and sign Medical Information Form; signature indicates consent to include student in E.A.P. booklet and consent for teachers/staff to assist &/or administer medication;
  • Inform the office and teacher (in writing) of all changes in medical information throughout the school year;
  • Provide the office and teacher with at least one unexpired injector (epi or twinject), &/or inhaler;
  • Ensure student has an injector (epi or twinject), &/or inhaler, readily available at school and for off-campus activities;
  • Provide snacks, lunches, and treats for special occasions;
  • Ensure student is knowledgeable about accidental exposure, allergen avoidance, sharing food, washing hands, signs/symptoms, treatment procedure, and the use of an injector (epi or twinject) &/or inhaler;
  • Assist school with educational information about serious or life-threatening allergies &/or asthma for student and parent community sharing (if applicable).

Responsibilities - Student

 

  • Recognize signs/symptoms of serious or life-threatening allergies &/or asthma;
  • Know treatment procedure - how to administer an injector (epi or twinject) &/or inhaler;
  • Keep an injector (epi or twinject) &/or inhaler available at all times;
  • Promptly inform teachers/staff of a possible accidental exposure to an allergen or signs/symptoms of serious or life threatening allergies &/or asthma;
  • Eat only foods brought from home unless authorized by parents (in writing);
  • Do not share food, do not eat food from Cafeteria, vending machines, or any other foods brought into
  • Wash hands before and after eating.

Responsibilities - Teachers/Staff

 

  • Participate in E.A.P. in-service training;
  • Know “at risk” students as indicated in the E.A.P. booklet;
  • Know the signs/symptoms and treatment procedure for serious or life-threatening allergies &/or
  • Know medication location; provide location in the classroom (if applicable);
  • Know how to assist &/or administer medication; an injector (epi or twinject), inhaler;
  • Know the step-by-step plan for providing assistance to an injured/ill student in the event of an
  • Ensure that the E.A.P. booklet is available for substitute teachers;
  • Ensure first aid kit and medication is taken off-campus (if applicable);
  • Ensure that you or another adult trained in assisting &/or administering medication accompany the
  • Injury/Illness Report Form; complete and return to the Academy Office and notify Principal for follow-
  • Know the Peanut & Nut Guidelines and reinforce them in the classroom;
  • Participate in first aid & CPR training (as required).

Responsibilities - Administration

 

  • Develop and implement E.A.P.; step-by-step plan for providing assistance to an injured/ill student in the event of an emergency;
  • Develop and implement Injury/Illness Guidelines and Peanut & Nut Guidelines;
  • Inform student and parent communities (bulletin board, signage, webpage, etc.);
  • Medical Information Form; produce “at risk” Student Information Sheets for the E.A.P. booklet;
  • Prepare and distribute the E.A.P. booklet to teachers/staff;
  • Provide in-service training for teachers/staff; include signs/symptoms of serious or life-threatening
  • Provide medication storage for student medication (if applicable);
  • Provide first aid kit for off-campus activities (if applicable);
  • Provide on-going first aid and CPR training (as required);
  • Provide substitute teacher booklet; “at risk” students.