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With careful planning and the proper support, your child can experience a safe school year. These resources are provided to help parents, educators, and students create an allergy-friendly learning environment.

Take advantage of these downloadable forms and emergency plans, classroom posters, and communication resources for parents, school or daycare staff, and students.

For parents and teachers

Are you registering your child for school? This document contains a step-by-step outline of how to register a child who suffers from severe allergic reactions. The outline includes vital information for the principal of the school, parents, and physicians.

Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised. Copyright © 2014 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

This 5-step Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan was created to help schools keep a record of children who suffer from severe allergic reactions. Please download and complete the form, and submit it to your child’s school.

Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised. Copyright © 2014 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Letter from Principal or Teacher

These two letters are designed to communicate information to parents regarding an allergy-safe environment in schools. They are sample letters only. The principal or teacher can draft their own letter from these.

Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised. Copyright © 2014 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Transitioning a child into school requires forming a partnership between you and key individuals at the school, from teachers and classmates to school nurses and staff members. Understanding Anaphylaxis in Schools helps you build these partnerships and manage potentially life-threatening allergies in the school setting.

Be sure to read and follow these steps when registering a child for a new school or before he or she goes back to school.

Avoidance is key to preventing a severe allergic reaction. The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology recommends applying these ten avoidance strategies in school or daycare to help reduce the risk of accidental exposure.

The shift from elementary to middle or high school is challenging for most kids. Ongoing parental involvement and communication is critical. Learn about detailed insights about social changes, brain development as well as practical tips for the management to anaphylaxis in a high school setting.

Source: Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised Copyright © 2014 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Practical advice for creating and sustaining allergy-friendly classrooms.

Participating in special occasions can often be overwhelming and stressful for a child with potentially life-threatening allergies and for their parents or caregivers, friends and party chaperones. Learn how to help ensure parties and other special occasions aren’t something to dread.

This handbook provides key recommendations, based on the latest research, for the management and treatment of anaphylaxis in the community. The guidelines also include user-friendly tools and resources in non-medical terminology for people at risk, parents, educators and caregivers.

Classroom posters

This easy-to-read poster helps explain severe allergic reactions and how to use EpiPen® in the event of an allergic emergency.

The Severe Food Allergies Poster can be downloaded and printed in the following languages:

Shows the two simple steps to using EpiPen® in the event of an allergic emergency.

For students

The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology recommends students follow these ten avoidance strategies to help reduce the risk of accidental exposure of their allergens.