The end of the school year can bring excitement to the children and relief to the parents. Maybe your school was great working with you and your child’s food allergy, or maybe there’s some improvement that needs to get made.
For either situation, here are 5 things you can do to end this school year, and help start the next year off right:
- Find out when to pick up your child’s medication. Most schools will toss any left over meds, so make sure the epinephrine makes it home safely. Also, make sure you don’t accidentally leave it in the car with the hot summer sun!
- Thank the teachers, staff members, bus driver, etc. – everyone who helped keep your child safe this year. A quick thank you card can mean so much to them.
- Meet next year’s teacher(s) to discuss your child’s food allergy and help them with any questions they may have. This is a great time for your child to start getting familiar with them too.
- Discuss with the nurse, principal, cafeteria, etc. any concerns you would like to see addressed before the new school year. Be sure to also comment on the positive things that were done this year too…no one likes to just hear the negatives.
- Congratulate your child on following the food allergy safety rules. Be sure to go over them again, so they always hear what they need to be doing. Example: “It was great that you always asked first before eating any treats that you were given this year.”
If you’re looking for ways to work together with your school to create a safer environment for your child, be sure to check out my book Allergies at School.
PS: I’m sure this school year was stressful at times, but YOU did a great job! Now go enjoy the summer:)
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