Allergy & Medication Info
Walden School requires a signed authorization form to administer any type of medication (including non-prescription cough medications, etc.) to your child while s/he is at school. If your child has been ill and needs to take medication at school:
- Print and complete the Medical Authorization Form to specify the medication and manner of administration.
- Give the medication in the original container, along with the signed authorization form, to Walden’s Front Office directly.
Do not send medication to school in your child’s lunch box or backpack.
Some of our students and staff members have severe, life-threatening allergies to peanuts and/or tree nuts. Check with your child’s teacher about specific food allergens to avoid in your class.
All classrooms and The Village are designated “Nut-Free.”
Help your child understand that reactions to foods, like peanuts and tree nuts, can be different. It all depends on the person — and sometimes the same person can react differently at different times.
Nut and peanut allergies can cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis may begin with some of the same symptoms as a less severe reaction, but then quickly worsen, leading someone to have trouble breathing, feel lightheaded, or to pass out. If it is not treated, anaphylaxis can be life threatening.