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Middle School help needed - no cafeteria

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By NutFreeFamily on Wed, 05-12-10, 20:58

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping some of you will help me brainstorm ideas for my daughter who is entering Middle School next year. Her new school has agreed to help keep her safe and continue her 504 Plan.

The problem is the school is a small charter middle school with NO cafeteria. Weather permitting the students eat outside at picnic tables, otherwise the students eat in the classroom.

Since dd will be rotating classrooms daily this is tricky. The school has never had a peanut allergic child who is airborne, contact, as well as ingestion reactive. The school has only had ingestion reactive PA students. They've expressed great concern and what seems like a genuine interest in helping make next year successful for our daughter.

This is where we need your help. We do not want a peanut-free middle school. We've come up with some suggestions and would love opinions and more on what we've come up with.

1 - Have students wipe down desks using Lysol/Clorox wipes after eating. **We are supplying wipes so this could get costly

2 - Have subject teacher wipe down DD's desk with Lysol/Clorox wipes before class.

3 - Have DD wipe down her desk before class (She has severe eczema so this is not ideal for her. Wearing a glove is a little odd in my opinion.

4 - There is no assigned seating for lunch, but maybe have a designated peanut-free area. Our DD has always hated this so this is a last resort.

Any help, advice, suggestions, etc would be so very appreciated.

Thank you so much!!!


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