Allergies and Asthma

*If your student has a severe allergy or severe asthma, contact your school nurse

DJUSD is committed to the safety of our students. In order to reduce the risk that children with food allergies will have an allergy-related event at school, the following guidelines have been assembled:

DJUSD Guide for Supporting Children with Life-Threatening Food Allergies

Guía del DJUSD para Apoyar a los Niños con Alergias a los Alimentos que Ponen en Riesgo la Vida

​Also see:  Information About Food Allergies for Parents of All Children
Información acerca de alergias alimentarias para los padres de todos los niños
Severe Allergy
If your child has a severe food allergy or bee sting allergy you will be asked to bring an epinephrine auto-injector to the school office along with an Allergy Action Plan and Medication Authorization Form. These forms must be signed by you and your child's doctor and renewed every year. Contact your school nurse if your child needs any precautions or accommodations in the classroom. 

Allergy Action Plan
Medication Authorization
Autorización para Asistencia con Medicamentos

All school sites have stock Epi-pens on hand to respond to anaphylaxis in persons who do not have an Epi-pen on site or who have not been previously diagnosed with an allergy. 
Asthma
If your child requires an inhaler at school please bring the inhaler to the school office along with the Asthma Action Plan and the Medication Authorization Form. These forms must be signed by you and your child's doctor and renewed every year. Your child may carry the inhaler if they are able to safely self-administer the medication. Forms are still required when your child carries the inhaler.

Asthma Care Plan Packet (includes Asthma Action Plan and Medication Authorization form)
Autorización para Asistencia con Medicamentos