Allergy Sensitive Environment Policies

Allergy Sensitive Environment

In the Cedar Falls Community School District we recognize that students with life threatening allergies attend our schools. In order to create a safe and nurturing environment for our students, the district will maintain guidelines to address the needs of students with life threatening allergies that have been clearly documented by the primary care physician or a board certified allergist.

The Cedar Falls Community School District staff and professional partners will work in cooperation with the parents and students to create an Individual Health Plan, promote self-advocacy and competence in self-care, and provide appropriate educational opportunities to meet the needs of all of our students. The Cedar Falls Community School District is implementing a comprehensive plan to reduce the risks associated with allergy exposure; however, it is impossible to create an environment that eliminates all such risks.

Food Allergies & Special Diets

If your child has a known food allergy, please make certain to notify your school nurse. A special form will need to be completed and signed by the child's doctor indicating the food allergy. The district's food service staff will then be able to accommodate your child's dietary needs.

Peanuts

The school district does not make products using peanuts or peanut butter.

Every attempt is made to not serve products that contain peanuts, peanut products or other nut products. However, some manufacturer's process their products in a facility that also produces peanuts or other nut products. It is important for the Nutrition Department to be made aware of a child's allergy to avoid serving these items to an allergic child.