the year, special occasions come up (i.e. birthdays) and students want to share
these special days with their classmates by bringing food to school. Please
remember to check with your child's teacher for any possible allergies or food
concerns in the class. While teachers cannot share any information about a
specific child, they can let you know that there are students with food related
medical concerns or food sensitivities in the class.
hold seasonal celebrations (i.e. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day). Please
be mindful when planning for these class activities. Please consider
alternatives to cupcakes or cookies when you send food to school. Ask your
children to help plan tasty, healthier food choices for class events. If
sending food, please contact your child’s teacher prior to the special day, and
please provide a list of ingredients.
If a child
has any allergies, parents need to communicate this information with the
school’s staff. Please let our office staff know, as well as your child’s
teacher(s). Please provide as much detail as possible, as well as any medical
documentation. Complete an emergency care plan for your child if your child's
condition is life-threatening.
We ask that
our classrooms be nut free and that parents be mindful of food allergies,
however, we cannot guarantee that allergens will not be sent to school.
Children with severe allergies should be aware of the risks associated with
their allergies and take responsibility for avoiding these risks. Empower your
children. Start working with your child, in an age-appropriate way, to teach
him/her what he/she is responsible for, such as avoiding allergens, not sharing
food and speaking up if he/she starts to have an allergic reaction at school.
If your child
has special dietary needs or considerations, we recommend planning ahead with
the classroom teacher and having some alternatives available for your child if
treats are sent to school that your child cannot eat.
Thank you for
Scent Free Building
It is the responsibility of all members of the Cleveland Community to help make our school safe for everyone.
We have many posted signs reminding people that we are a scent free
building, but at times we all need reminders. Our signs read:
“Many people are extremely sensitive to perfumes,
colognes, aftershaves and other scented products. Please do not wear
them at anytime in this building. Thank you”
Dash BC - Your "one-stop" access point for all healthy schools information in BC.
Frangrance Free Living
Scents from The Canadian Lung Association
Vancouver Coastal Health's North Shore - School Health Manual