Allergy Information

  • person surrounded by allergens Food or other life threatening allergies, such as an insect sting, are serious medical conditions.  Although, most allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some allergies can cause severe reactions called anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can have a rapid onset and may be life threatening.

    The best treatment starts with complete information.  We ask that parents/guardians notify the Health Office of all existing life threatening allergies

    EWSD has developed an Allergy Awareness Protcol.  This document was created to inform parents and staff on EWSD's approach to reduce the possiblity of a life threatening allergic reaction in a student with known life threatening allergies.

    What Parents/Guardians need to do:

     1.  Every year, an Emergency Care Plan (ECP) should be provided to the school Health Office. (Food Allergy ECP, Non-Food Allergy ECP)

    The ECP should:

    • be written and signed by the student's doctor and signed by a parent/guardian
    • provide information about the allergen (food, drug, or insect sting), including a written diagnosis from the student's doctor or allergist
    • provide signs and symptoms of the student's possible reactions to known allergens
    • provide information about the possible severity of reactions, including any history of prior anaphylaxis
    • a treatment plan for responding to an allergy reaction or emergency, including whether an epinephrine auto-injector should be used

    2.  File the ECP with the school Health Office.  Parents/guardians must notify the Health Office of all existing life threatening allergic reactions and for any changes in allergy status or treatment.  Please provide any other physician orders or care plan regarding treatment and care in the event of an exposure.

    3.  Contact Child Nutrition Services if it's a Food Allergy.  Parents/Guardians of students with life threatening food allergies should contact the Food Service Director regarding special dietary needs.  Furthermore, EWSD has a list of allergens that can be viewed at (opens in a new window).

    • Child Nutrition Services: Scott Fay, Supervisor
      • phone:  802-857-7333
      • fax:  802-857-7614