My youngest son, 5 years old, is currently in pre-school and will be attending kindergarten this August (2014). When I went to the school (in regards to my older son), I spoke with the school nurse about my youngest's peanut allergy.
I informed the nurse that while I understand the school is not peanut free, my son cannot be around peanut products because if another child had something, didn't wash their hands and touched my son, he WILL break out in hives. I also asked if they had an allergen free table.
I was told that there was no allergen free table and my son would sit with his class. I was alittle surprised by this and asked them if this can be corrected, seeing he cannot sit near or beside children eating peanut products. The nurse informed me that I will have to speak with the school's principal, lunch director and so on. I would need to supply a letter stating the severity of my child's allergy and even then, they might not be able to accomodate an allergen free table.
What else am I going to have to go to get the school to understand this isn't just a simple allergy?