Wonderful meeting with the school

Posted on: Mon, 05/16/2005 - 2:50am
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I had a meeting this morning with my PA DS's
school about his peanut allergy and being in school for the first time.

It was the best meeting I could have hoped for.

1. He can wear the epipen on him
2. There is always a trained nurse on sight
3. The teacher, sub teachers and bus driver will have full training. They have an epipen trainer and video.
4. They are going to make a new rule to put a ban on having any food in the classroom except for birthdays.
5. All the children and teacher must wash their hands when they get to school
6. They may ban peanuts from school, especially the peanut butter they have available at school to eat.
6. I get first crack at going on all his field trips
7. If his teacher is having any kind of food in her class as a learning technique, she will notify me first to see if it is ok.
8. The principal and I are meeting again in August to make a 504 plan. The principal is in charge of all the 504's in the district, so I got really lucky there. He understands perfectly why I want one.
9. Only milk will be allowed in the classroom for snack
10. When they have birthday parties, the teacher will notify me, have me pick out a safe cake mix and frosting she can buy, and the birthday child gets to make their own cake in class to avoid bakery cakes being brought in. ( I thought this was fantastic)

I met with the school nurse, Ryan's teacher and the principal. They were all so willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. They are also sending out a letter to all the parents notifying them of his allergy before school starts.

Then next year when he is in first grade, we will have another meeting regarding his eating in the lunchroom, etc.

I am just about to write them each a thank you note telling them how I appreciate their concern for my child's safety.

I hope you are lucky enough to have a great school system like we do.

Jan

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