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 Post subject: Snow Days :shock:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:13 pm 
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At our school allergy support meeting we realised that the students may not stay in their classrooms during a snow day. If there are only 3-5 students in a class, classes may be amalgamated so that one teacher/school personel can supervise the students, in the library for example.
All the grade 3 students may eat lunch together which could mean that a peanut allergic student is eating at the same table as a student who is not in a peanut free class.
I would suggest that you contact your school to inquire what is the policy regarding snow days if the entire school is not peaunt free.
I had never concidered this so I'm sure other parents haven't either.


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I just thought I would bump this thread up given that it's snowing right now and doesn't look like it's ever going to stop.

Does anyone else worry about snowdays?

Our daughter's classroom is as nut free as the school will allow without any actual bans. The blurb about allergy awareness goes into the newsletter each month. All teacher are given the training at the beginning of the school year and photos of the children with LTFA is posted in the staff room and in the classrooms of the particular students.

Is this enough? I have a vague feeling of unease.

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I usually keep the kids home on snow days - the kids usually end up doing nothing anyway (it just becomes babysitting and busy work) and the thought of the kids being sent to another class is not very safe.

boys' mom


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 Post subject: Re: Snow Days :shock:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:12 am 
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Reraising for those who are meeting with their school.

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Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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 Post subject: Re: Snow Days :shock:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:53 pm 
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I know all these previous posts are from Ontario and I notice you all use the words "peanut free" and bans.

Here in Alberta, we don't even use those words.

We are supposibly "allergy aware".

Of course you have "Sabrina's Law and we have a policy guideline if we want to have a anaphylaxis policy at all.


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