Food in School
Avon School sincerely appreciates careful consideration of the following regulations related to food allergies and vigilant efforts to comply with them. We depend on your enhanced awareness and assistance to ensure that every child here at Avon School is able to participate in the school program without unnecessary exposure to health risks.
In order to ensure the health and safety of all of our students, including those with severe/life-threatening food allergies, we want to make sure you are informed about district policy concerning the serving of food in school.
In our classrooms:
Avon School will not supply snacks to children, except those which are provided through the contracted food service company.
Any food that is served as part of a special classroom event or celebration must be consumed in the classroom. No food should leave the school to be consumed in unsupervised locations. For this reason, goody bags containing food cannot be issued at class parties.
Class parties and other parent initiated celebrations, like a child’s birthday, MUST be discussed with classroom teachers at least 48 hours (two school days) in advance. The teacher must be informed about what foods are being served at the party. In classrooms with food allergic children, these foods should be allergen free. During this two day time period, the classroom teacher MUST contact the parents of any severely food allergic child to discuss the child’s ability to consume the snack that is planned.
The classrooms of severely food allergic children will be designated as “allergen free.” This means that food containing these potential allergens will not be permitted in the classroom. If a student inadvertently brings a restricted food to the classroom of a food allergic child, he/she will not be permitted to consume that food.
Parent/guardian emails a teacher to request food delivery (i.e birthday treat) at least 2 school days prior to intended date
The two day notice to the classroom teacher is required so that there is adequate time to coordinate with the parents of food allergic students and a plan can be devised so that all students can safely enjoy the celebration. Other food concerns exist in addition to tree nut allergies - teachers need time to reach out to parents and receive written responses from each prior to the day of the party.
In the cafeteria:
On field trips:
School Sponsored Events: