Allergies, Asthma, Seizures & Diabetes
Glenview School District 34 is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and the ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
The goal of District 34 is to provide a safe environment for all children, including those with life-threatening allergies. Although the risk to students with these allergies in the schools cannot be completely eliminated, it can be greatly reduced. The district plan of support addresses the identification of individual needs, staff awareness, necessary curricular and procedural modifications, and emergency plans. Protecting students with life-threatening allergies is the shared responsibility of families, schools, and the community.
If your child has a life-threatening allergy, please notify your school nurse. The nurse maintains a list of students who have food allergies to share with staff on a need-to-know basis and can assist you with the necessary documents needed for school.
The following forms are helpful for the District to keep on file, however they are optional:
An increased awareness of asthma is needed to keep students safe at school. The Health Services staff maintains a list of students with asthma to share with staff on a need-to-know basis. Asthma information and recommended actions for responding to emergency events, including emergency medication, are provided to staff.
Illinois law requires students with asthma to provide an Asthma Action Plan that guides staff response.
Epilepsy can be scary and an often challenging health concern to manage for both parents and students. A thorough understanding of a student's seizure history is important for the school team in order to support and protect the student throughout their school day. Parents are encouraged to reach out to the school nurse if your child has a history of seizures and our health office team will need documentation from your provider in order to properly train staff working with your child as well as develop an individualized health plan and emergency plan.
To be completed by your provider:
To be completed by parents:
Managing diabetes in the school setting requires parents and health office staff to work closely together. Your school nurse will assist in ensuring that staff working with your student have the training and information they need to keep them safe throughout the school day. They will also assist in developing a 504 plan to ensure that they have the accommodations they need to be safe and supported throughout the school environment.
In order for us to support your child, we will need a diabetes medical management plan from their endocrinologist. You may provide us with one from the office or have your office complete ours:
We also recommend having back up supplies in the health office, even if your student is independent in their daily care. Please contact your student's health office with any questions.