Keswick Valley memorial School is a strawberry, nut and scent safe zone.
Although we can't guarantee the absence of these allergens at all times, we
are taking a number of steps to ensure that staff, parents and school
partners are informed regarding the seriousness of allergies, and doing their
part to help keep all students safe.
Signage around the school had been revised to indicate that we are a strawberry,
nut and scent safe zone.
Teachers will review allergy protocols with students and ensure that they understand
the risk to staff and students with severe allergies.
A review session will be held with staff regarding responding to allergies and
reactions that are anaphylactic in nature.
Signs have been placed on three cafeteria tables indicating that lunches at those
tables must be completely free of any strawberry product (ie. foods with labels
with statements such as "May contain strawberry flavoring", etc.)
Small information slips will be available to staff to place in student lunch boxes
if strawberry or nut products are found, as a reminder regarding this concern.
In the event that food contains nuts or pure strawberries, the item will be bagged in
a Ziploc and returned with the slip. If it is a "may contain, or strawberry artificial flavor,
the note will go home in the bag but the student may consume the product.
In the event of a serious allergic reaction and/or anaphylaxis the school first
aid team will be notified and administer first aid. For those students with an
Eipen, it may be administered if needed. An ambulance will be called in the event
that epinephrine is administered.
It is our hope that by providing information and working together we can be diligent
in making KVMS an allergy safe environment for all students. For more information
on anaphylaxis please see the following: