Open Letter to Parents of Students with Food, Insect, or Other Allergies
AN OPEN LETTTER TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH FOOD, INSECT, OR OTHER ALLERGIES
We understand that allergies can be minor irritations or life-threatening events. Though the HHS youth program is staffed with caring adults, we do not employ a medical professional to attend to injuries or allergic reactions of any of our participants. Activities specific to HHS youth program are not conducive to staff maintenance or administration of medications for participants.
If your child is diagnosed with an allergy and has been prescribed lifesaving medications, such as EpiPens or inhalers, your child or deep pockets in pants or held in zippered jacket pockets, worn by the child, are ideal locations for easy access for use, backpacks left in alternate locations are not.
No environment can be %100 allergen free. Though staff members may be aware of allergens and their reactions, the HHS youth program is not allergen free.
If a student requires emergency treatment, 911 will be contacted.
Please speak to your child about their allergy and help them be confident in the management of their own care.