District 97 is committed to creating a positive learning environment for all students that is safe, equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child. To that end, the number of children who have food allergies is increasing. Approximately 10% - 15% of our students have a food allergy. The most common allergen is nuts of any kind. Nuts and nut products are not allowed in any classroom unless under specific principal direction. This includes products that are labeled “processed in a facility that shares equipment with nut products."
Every food-allergic reaction has the possibility of turning into a life-threatening reaction within minutes. With this in mind, I am asking my students to limit snack options to fresh fruit or vegetables. In addition, please send your child to school with a water bottle because students benefit from staying hydrated.
The staff at Holmes School appreciates your partnership in promoting the health and safety of our children. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am most easily reached through e-mail at [email protected]