What if my student has a severe ALLERGY?
A School Health Plan, medications, and supplies MUST BE IN PLACE at the school BEFORE YOUR STUDENT CAN ATTEND. Please get in touch with your School Nurse ASAP. Who is my School Nurse?
The School Nurse will create a School Health Plan for your student. This plan outlines what action staff must take to support your student’s allergy management. It is distributed to staff that work with your student (including substitutes).
Parents/Guardians must provide the School Nurse with:
- RELEVANT MEDICAL HISTORY: Please complete the appropriate allergy history form
- RELEASE OF INFORMATION: This allows the School Nurse to communicate directly with your student’s healthcare provider: please request from your nurse, different providers require different forms.
- MEDICATION & ORDERS: Ask your student’s Licensed Healthcare Provider to complete Authorization for Administration of Medication for Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction at School .
Depending on the severity of the allergy and your student’s ability to manage symptoms and follow orders set up by their Licensed Healthcare Provider, the School Nurse and building Administrator may authorize self-carrying and the self-administration of medication to treat your student's anaphylaxis symptoms. This can be very important at the secondary level for field trips and sports.
All Medications are Required:
- To be in their original pharmacy labeled container
- To match the Licensed Healthcare Provider’s order
- Not be expired
TAKE NOTE: Edmonds School District is aware that anaphylactic reactions at school are caused by exposure to substances to which a student is allergic and these exposures can be life-threatening. The sources of these allergens are typically foods, medications, stinging insects, and latex. The risk of accidental exposure to these allergens can be reduced in the school setting when school staff, students, parents/legal guardians, and licensed healthcare professionals work cooperatively to minimize risks and provide a safe environment.