Where do I start?

Posted on: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 10:56am
juliekins's picture
Joined: 06/05/2003 - 09:00

I have a 3rd grader and kindergartner I've homeschooled from the beginning due to PAs. Well, last year I called the school and they are willing to keep our children in the office to eat. After much thought, MUCH discussion, we are willing to do this. Our children are willing to do it. My oldest WANTS to PS and not HS this year. Our only requests willb e that all students wash hands upon returning to class and that my children wear their epipens on their person, and that their teachers be instructed on epipen use. I would send letters home to all the students in the class, and have it placed in the weekly newsletter a friendly reminder about their allergies and how other parents can help (having children wash hands when finished eating breakfast and lunch)

What more do I need? I intend on calling the school next week to start the process, and hope to have this go as smoothly as possible for everyone involved. I don't want to make the school go peanut free, but I want to keep my children as safe as possible. I figure if the school resists this in any way, then I will play hardball and push harder. But if they will comply with these simple requests, and not infringe on anyone else too much, then hopefully this can go smooth for us all.

Has anyone had this process go EASY? I read these boards and most the reason I've homeschooled is because of the horror stories I read here. And I think that the more I try to change or force, the harder it'll be resisted by the school. It's quite terrifying to read these things.

I do want an action plan written for what to do if they do come in contact and need emergency care (ie, epis and 911, where epis are kept)

Can anyone help me?

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