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Anaphylaxis is a sudden, life threatening, severe allergic reaction. The most dangerous symptoms include breathing difficulties, a drop in blood pressure or shock. While New Caney ISD cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment at school, the district is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the safety of every child who has allergies.
New Caney ISD has developed guidelines to manage students with these life threatening allergies so that they may safely participate in the educational process. Students who are at risk for developing anaphylaxis are entitled to carry and self-administer their anaphylaxis medications (epinephrine auto-injectors) while at school or a school event (see medication policy for Self-Administration guidelines).
If your child has food allergies of any kind, please notify the school nurse prior to or upon registration of your child. School district policy requires the Child Nutrition Department to maintain a Physician's Statement form (see attached) for each student diagnosed with food allergies in order to provide the necessary modifications. In addition, your physician should provide a Food Allergy Action Plan or Anaphylaxis Action Plan (if allergen is non-food related) to be kept on file in the school clinic. Both of these forms must be renewed annually. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.