Information for Student's with Life Threatening Allergies

Notice to parents/guardians of students with Life Threatening Allergies (LTA)

Please make arrangements with your child’s health care provider to complete an Allergy Action Plan - this must be updated annually.   It should be returned to the school nurse by the first day of school in September.

The Allergy Action Plan is considered an essential tool in managing LTA’s in the school setting, as it is an emergency plan specific for your child.  Although strong emphasis is given to prevention and limiting exposure it is, nevertheless, of utmost importance to have a plan in place in the event of accidental exposure. 

In accordance with Arlington High School policy, children with Life Threatening Allergies are permitted to carry their own epi-pen, however, we strongly encourage you to provide the clinic with an additional epi-pen.  The Health Services Department is staffed with a full-time R.N. so your child should be encouraged to report any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction to the school nurse at first onset of symptoms or with possible exposure.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please contact the school nurse.

Click here to download a copy of the Allergy Action Plan (pdf)

Follow this link for more information regarding Arlington Public School LTA policy 

Sarah Barker,
May 9, 2016, 6:17 AM