If your child has a food allergy requiring an epinephrine auto-injector (Epi-Pen, Auvi-Q) you must complete the Severe Allergy Careplan in cooperation with your physician and return it to the nurse's office. Please be sure your child has an unexpired auto-injector available to him or her at all times. Students should carry their auto-injector on their person during the school day, on field trips, extracurricular events and on the bus. Our severe allergy protocol is reviewed with all students that carry an auto-injector on an annual basis.
The cafeteria food is considered "nut-free" as they don't purchase or prepare any products with nuts and they monitor traces of nuts, but can not guarantee "individual" nuts (caused by cross contamination). There is a nut-free table in the cafeteria available to those students who need that degree of protection. Indredient lists are available on all foods served by the food staff. A monthly menu with complete nutritional information is available on the Food Services website. If students have any questions regarding what they can eat, they should ask one of the servers who will obtain that information for them. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact the Food Services Director directly at 978-887-2323 ext. 6140.
There is no food allowed in the classrooms and signs are posted to request that no food containing nuts be eaten in the hallway or other common areas. Your child may bring in nuts or food containing nuts to be consumed in the cafeteria only. There is no eating on the bus.
Additionally, to help protect your child, the majority of the school staff is trained to administer an Epinephrine auto-injector in an emergency. At least one of the chaperones on the trip will be trained in the administration of an auto-injector if a student with a severe allergy is attending the trip.
Refer to Masconomet's Food Allergy Guidelines for more information.