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Allergy Reminder

For the safety of the children in our school who have severe nut allergies, Saint Joseph School is completely nut-free.  Please review our allergy policy and update

Because our children share space and interact daily with different grades, classrooms, and equipment, NO NUTS are permitted in classrooms, hallways, or anywhere in the school building

What does this mean?  It means that food should not contain peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil, or any form or derivative of peanut or nuts at all.  It must not contain "traces of peanut."  Even if the ingredient label says "may contain traces of nuts or peanut," or "made in a facility with tree nuts," treat this label as if it says "contains nuts or peanut."  

For other allergies (such as gluten or dairy), the classrooms are "allergy sensitive."  Your teacher will inform you if there are other allergies in your class.  If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Haladay at

Note:  if you send a safe non-nut butter in your child's lunch, such as sunflower butter, please label the sandwich so that the teachers and lunch monitors know that it is safe.