March has been a problem for children with allergies at school. Consider the statistics: As many as 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies, and 17 percent of children under the age of three have food allergies.
How can you work with teachers, coaches and the school health and wellness coordinator to keep allergies at school under control? How can you keep your children comfortable and productive while in school during the allergy seasons?
If your child has moderate to severe food/environmental allergies, you need to speak with your child’s doctor to determine if medication or other precautions are needed to help your child through this season.
If medication or other precautions have been suggested by your child’s doctor, please submit all paperwork to the office of the campus health and wellness coordinator immediately. We are in place to promote a healthy school environment for your child and the entire staff here at The Varnett Public School.
You may refer to the Houston Health Department stay informed of the pollen and mold spore count.
I am here to assist you.
Ms. Karen Allen
Health & Wellness Coordinator, The Varnett Public School