Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common examples of triggers include foods, latex, insects and medication. Exposure can lead to various symptoms which may include difficulty breathing, hives, difficulty swallowing or a dangerous drop in blood pressure and shock.
We ask that our parents/guardians partner with us to ensure we have an updated Student Health Information form for new and returning students. Once identified, the campus nurse will make contact with the student’s parent/guardian to discuss an Allergy Action Plan that must be completed and signed by the student’s parent/guardian and physician. This plan outlines possible triggers and the proper emergency response for your student.
All staff members on campus are trained yearly to recognize a severe allergic reaction and are familiar with emergency procedures. Designated campus staff members are trained on proper administration of rescue medications.
While, Leander ISD cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment at school, we have developed guidelines to manage students with these life threatening allergies so that they may safely participate in the educational process.
- Food Allergies Management Plan
- Food Allergy Action Plan
- Special Diet Request Form – English
Special Diet Request Form – Spanish
- Unassigned Epinephrine Auto-Injector
- Students with food allergies should not share snacks with others.
- A clearly designated “nut-free table” can be made available to your student on a voluntary basis.
- Parents of students with allergies should send snacks for their student.
- For students who require meal substitution due to food allergies, please use the CNS Special Diet Request Form (CNS Special Diet Request Form – Spanish).