In common with most other schools, we have a number of children with significant life threatening allergies. The allergens include peanuts, nuts and other food items.

If your child has a serious allergy, please contact the school and your child’s teacher and we will set you up with a URIS plan which helps the school take care of your child.

If your child is in a class where one of the students has a significant allergy, you will be asked not to send foods containing that allergen in your child’s lunches. You will receive communication from your child’s teacher about appropriate lunch items or items you are asked not to send. Please be respectful and help keep all of our students safe.

We do not describe the school as being ‘Nut Free’ or free of any other allergen because we can’t guarantee that students or adults have not brought nuts, traces of nuts, or other allergens into the building.

Southwood School staff receive training and information related to many life threatening conditions common in our community. These conditions include anaphylaxis, seizure disorders, and diabetes. Students with life threatening conditions have URIS (health care) plans outlining their condition and the safety procedures required of school staff members in the event of an emergency.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.