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.
All students will receive an Allergy Information Form with their back-to-school packets or new registration forms. Once identified, your clinic staff will arrange a meeting with the student’s parents and student to discuss and individualize an Allergy Action Plan, signed by the student’s parents 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. They are trained on proper administration of rescue medications.
While Leander ISD does not have nut-free schools and it is not a nut-free world, we do everything we can to keep your student safe. A clearly designated “nut-free table” will be made available to your student on a voluntary basis.
- Students with food allergies should not share snacks with others.
- A “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 (Spanish).