West Perry School District

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Nut Free Zone

Keep Our Students Safe!

  • This year we welcome students to our classrooms with food allergies.  We invite your help and cooperation to help them stay safe.

    We have a students who are highly allergic to PEANUTS and NUTS.  Reactions are caused by skin contact or ingestion and are life threatening.  There are several practices that will be in place this school year to help prevent allergic reactions:

    1. Students are encouraged to wash their hands after lunch or after eating any classroom snacks.
    2. All rooms are designated as (peanut /tree nut) allergy aware spaces.  There will be no classroom projects with peanut butter or peanut shells.  Please do not send any of these projects into the classroom with your child.
    3. Parents who will send a lunch from home for their child are free to pack the foods of their choice.  It is our hope that families CHOOSE not to send foods containing peanut butter or nuts. 
    4. If your child brings peanut products to school for lunch, we ask that they do not share them with other students and wash their hands prior to returning to the classroom.
    5. There will be a NUT & PEANUT FREE table in the cafeteria.  Only lunches that are free from all nut and peanut products (including items made in a facility that processes nut or peanuts) will be allowed at that table.
    6. All food should be eaten in the cafeteria or classroom with teacher permission.  NO FOOD is to be eaten in the hallways or lockers.
    7. There will be special days and occasions that students may want to bring a snack to share.  Please call 789-3012 x6303 or go to http://snacksafely.com/snacklist.pdf for “allergy safe” suggestions.


    We look forward to working together with you to have a wonderful year school year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse at 789-3012 x6303.

    Staff training:

    The course, “How to C.A.R.E. for Students with Food Allergies” from FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) has been approved for nurses and unlicensed school personnel and satisfies the requirements for Act 195 of 2014.

     This free on-line course takes approximately an hour to complete. Register for the course at http://allergyready.com/
    The course content and be accessed at http://allergyready.com/product/course-access/


Last Modified on February 5, 2016