Dear Parent/Guardian:

This letter is to inform you of legislation and protocols intended to protect students who have anaphylactic allergies and/or diabetes and/or asthma.


Sabrina’s Law, An Act to Protect Anaphylactic Pupils received royal assent in June 2005 making it law for each school in Ontario to provide an anaphylaxis management plan that will reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents (e.g. peanuts/tree nut protein) in the classroom and common school areas.


Ryan’s Law, Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools, provides direction to school administrators, staff and parents about the appropriate response on both a school-wide and individual person level to minimize the inherent risks to students and others who are identified as being susceptible to asthmatic reactions due to allergies and other triggers.


Diabetes Management: A Protocol for Schools is a guideline to be used by school and community personnel to support and ensure the safety of children with diabetes in our schools. The development of this document has been a collaborative project involving representatives from the Halton District School Board, the Halton Catholic District School Board, Region of Halton departments of Health and Social and Community Services, Community Care Access Centre of Halton and the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Trillium Health Sciences Centre, Diabetes Unit.


If your son/daughter has diabetes, asthma, or is anaphylactic and you have not already completed forms this year, please download the forms from here and have them returned to the main office at your earliest convenience, along with an EPI pen if applicable.


Diabetes


For those students who may be at risk of a concussion, here is the link to the Board's web page regarding this health matter.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Mr. Yhard

Vice Principal

Nelson High School