We want to ensure that your child receives the best care possible while at school. We take allergies, food safety, and student health very seriously. We cannot guarantee a nut, milk or “allergen-free” environment, but we do have an “allergen aware” policy. Your child is less likely to be exposed to allergens at school when we work together to create a management plan for your child.
Unfortunately, your school cannot guarantee a nut, milk or “allergen-free” environment. The risk of exposure is always present. Instead, we have an “allergy aware” policy, which empowers everyone. Children with allergies become aware of what they can and cannot eat, and school staff are alert and careful about each student’s allergies.
Ask your child’s provider to complete the Food Allergy Form (FAF). Once you fill out a Food Allergy Form, and it is reviewed by our food nutrition director and school nurse, your child’s allergy will be noted in our point of sale system. All paperwork must be updated yearly and all doctor’s orders must be current within one year. We will not accept outdated forms more than a year old.
While we accept forms on a rolling basis, we recommend submitting it to your school by June 1, 2023.
Once you've submitted the Food Allergy Form, be sure to bring your child’s prescribed allergy medicine to school. Medicine must be:
Your school nurse will work with you and your child’s healthcare provider to create an allergy response plan for your child. In the case of a severe allergic reaction, your child will immediately be given his/her prescribed medicine by trained school staff or a nurse. School staff will call 911 and contact you and your child’s health care provider.
Your nurse will train school staff members to enact your child’s allergy response plan in an emergency.
If a request is made at the point of service by a student or para-professional/teacher/school nurse (on student’s behalf), it will be honored by RVISD Child Nutrition staff within reason.
RVISD Child Nutrition staff is not responsible for tracking or monitoring students with food sensitivities and allergies.
Find out more at our Health Services page.