Allergy Management Plan
The Liverpool Central School District is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for students. Recognizing the increased prevalence of life-threatening allergies among school populations the District has focused on allergy awareness and works closely with parents/guardians, students, and healthcare professionals to minimize the risk of exposure.
Parent/guardian of children with a life-threatening allergy are expected to:
- Inform the school nurse of your child’s allergies prior to the opening of school (or as soon as possible after diagnosis). All allergies must be verified by a physician or physician’s designated licensed extender (Nurse Practitioner-NP or Physician Assistant-PA).
- Complete and provide all required medical documents and medication(s), to the School Nurse, before the student begins school.
- Work with the school team to develop to ensure necessary accommodations are met.
- Teach your child to:
- Recognize symptoms of an allergic/anaphylactic reaction.
- Communicate with school staff as soon as he/she feels a reaction is starting.
- If food allergy, teach student not to share food, drinks or utensils.
- Understand the importance of hand washing before and after eating.
- Carry their own epinephrine auto-injector when appropriate.
- Report teasing and/or bullying that may relate to the child’s disability.
- Provide documentation of ANY changes in allergy status or procedures for student’s care.
Students with a life-threatening allergy are expected to:
- Develop a relationship with the teacher and school nurse who can assist in identifying issues related to the management of the allergy in the school.
- Based on their developmental level, be proactive in the care and management of their allergies.
- Use proper hand washing before and after eating throughout the school day.
- Notify an adult immediately if they’ve been exposed to the item of which they are allergic.
- Notify an adult if they are being picked on or threatened by other students as it relates to their allergy