Severe Allergies in School
Does your child have a mild to severe allergy that may affect their school day?
If your child has a mild to severe allergy that requires medication, please talk to your doctor about prescribing these life saving medications for school. You can ask them for a prescription for school, or take our school form to request physician's authorization for medications to be taken at school (see below). With parent and physician authorization, staff can assist your child with their medication(s) during school hours. If they can take their medication independently, we kindly request that parent and physician authorization is completed to designate that they may self-administer their medication. We appreciate your assistance in obtaining this prescription for school as without it, students are not permitted to carry or self-administer medication(s) and staff cannot assist to administer any medication for safety reasons. (California Education Code 33308.5, 49400, 49423)
Please be sure to talk to your child's school nurse about your child's medication so that an allergy action plan (like the one to the left) can be developed to help your child stay healthy and safe at school. Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to a healthy and safe school year!
Click to go to:
Food Allergy Action Plan
Plan de atencion de emergencias de alergias alimentarias y anafilaxia
Click here to go to Venture's:
"Prescribed Medications Administered in School" form
"Medicamentos Prescritos Administrados en la Escuela" formar
* Epinephrine shortage. See here for details. Resources below.
Food Allergy resource for more information on common allergens, research, education, and awareness.
Food Allergies and the CDC
For more tips and resources, check out the CDC for more in depth information.
Back to School Allergy Ready
Teachers and Staff - Need to review allergy training information? This website can help. For more student specific information, please talk to your school nurse. (This is not a substitute training for SB1266.)