Allergy Alert

Allergy ALert
Posted on 09/03/2020
Allergy Alert 
Dear Parents and Guardians,

This is to inform you that we have student(s) in Centreville Public School classrooms who have severe, life-threatening allergy(ies) to peanuts and tree nuts.

Severe allergic reactions are often associated with foods, the most common being peanuts, nuts, milk, eggs, soya, fish and shellfish. They can also be associated with bee stings and medications such as penicillin. Allergic reactions can be so severe that eating, or even inhaling trace amounts of the foods to which they are allergic to may trigger a life- threatening reaction. Prompt emergency treatment is required.

All of us must do all that is required to provide this student with a safe environment. We therefore respectfully ask that you discuss this situation with your child. Please explain the importance of washing hands before and after meals, of not sharing foods, and if a food allergic child becomes ill, to seek help immediately.

In addition, the school plans to put in place the following routines and procedures to protect these students:

Parents/Guardians are asked to not send food items that contain peanuts or tree nuts. Please remind your children that pack their own lunch to respect the health and safety of their anaphylactic classmates.

Students will regularly review safety practices at lunch and snack times. All students are expected to show respect and care towards all students in the classroom during lunch and snack times.

If you require more information or clarification, please do not hesitate to call.

Your cooperation in this matter is deeply appreciated. Thank you for your continued support.


John Ricci

Principal, Centreville Public School