Students Who Have Anaphylactic Reactions
At Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School, we recognize that some students are at risk to experience severe anaphylactic reactions to common allergens. Such allergic reactions could conceivably be life-threatening. While we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment, in accordance with “Sabrina’s Law: An Act to Protect Anaphylactic Pupils”, every reasonable effort shall be made to:
- Reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents in classrooms and common school areas;
- Ensure access to necessary asthma medications;
- Ensure that school personnel are aware of which students within the school population have been identified as being at risk to experience severe anaphylactic reactions;
- Implement the procedure necessary to intervene effectively in the event of an anaphylactic emergency.
In order for school personnel to respond appropriately, it is crucial for the parent/guardian/adult student to keep the school administrators fully informed of the student’s allergic condition and the medication(s) which have been prescribed to address the condition.
There are four (4) forms available in the Main Office. These will comprise the Individual Emergency Anaphylaxis Action Plan for your child, which will be kept in the Main Office. Kindly complete and return the forms to the Main Office to the attention of a Vice-Principal. Your attention to this matter before the end of October would be greatly appreciated.