Starting school for the First Time

Posted on: Wed, 02/10/1999 - 2:08pm
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My son has a peanut allergy and will be starting kindgergarten this fall. I am going to register him this spring and would like to fully discuss with the teachers and school officials what precautions they will take. Any suggestions from those of you who have gone through this ?? I would like to know what questions to ask and what protocols I could set up for my son and his allergy. Also any action plan ideas in case of an emergency?? I need help.

Posted on: Wed, 02/10/1999 - 3:23pm
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<p>Trish: My son too is starting kindergarten in the fall. It would be helpful if all those who have already been through the "starting school" stage could post any suggestions that would be helpful to those of us that are entering the school system for the first time with our allergic children. That way we can find out the schools positions on certain issues such as the children carrying their own Epipen, Peanut free classrooms/lunchrooms/schools, bus rides, field trips, crafts using peanut butter or peanuts (or nuts period), training staff on use of EpiPen etc.<br />
I am sure their are lots of scenarios that we haven't yet thought of, that those of you that have already been through this can suggest to us. Thanks in advance. </p>
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Colleen</p>

Posted on: Wed, 02/10/1999 - 4:01pm
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<p>Hi again Trish:</p>
<p>I started a new topic on the "SCHOOL" discussion board regarding questions to ask when enrolling your child in school.<br />
There is so much more to think about when they are going to be in someone else's care for so much time, isn't there? I think if we can work out all the bugs beforehand though, we might feel a little more confident that our child's safety is being looked after. Good luck to you in dealing with your school.</p>
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Colleen</p>

Posted on: Thu, 02/11/1999 - 1:13am
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<p>Hi Colleen</p>
<p>Thank you for your initiative in posting a topic on the SCHOOL discussion board. You are so right in suggesting that there are many scenerios we have not even started to think about. I look forward to hearing from others who have already been through this. </p>
<p>Thanks again</p>
<p>Trish</p>

Posted on: Thu, 02/11/1999 - 6:57am
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<p>Trish<br />
Our daughter will be attending school in the fall. Do not wait until fall to inform. Do it now. We informed the school in Nov. 98 that she would be attending. A care plan must be put into place as well as an emergency plan ect..<br />
Not to mention the education of others. The degree of action will depend on the degree of the allergy. ie: air borne, contact, injested allergy, or all three.<br />
Since you live in Canada for info,Type health canada and you will get a lot info.The calgary allergy network also has a wealth of info, and links. I would also recomend the book called Anaphylaxis: A handbook for school boards. This book is put forth by the Canadian school board ass. and is only $10.00<br />
I hope this is hepfull to you.<br />
Stay safe .</p>
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