Managing Classroom Allergies

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  1. MsOSilv683

    MsOSilv683 Rookie

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    Hi everyone.

    I teach 3rd grade and I've been looking for some kind of way to keep track of my student's allergies, specifically food allergies. Has anybody found a good solution to this?
     
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  3. Oliver James

    Oliver James New Member

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    Hello! I actually found a great tool for managing the allergies in my classroom, it is called Friendly Reminders - MyFriendlyReminders[dot]com . I don't think it was originally created for this but it works very well. All you have to do is send out a link to all the parents and it automatically gets added to a group.
     
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    teacherintexas Maven

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    As if this isn't slightly suspicious......

    I use a spreadsheet. Done.
     
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    I am very fortunate -- our gradebook program (RenWeb) sends a reminder every single time you log on for anything saying "ALERT!" and then lists the names of the students, what their food allergies are, where their epi-pens or other medicines are located (in a locked cabinet), etc. You can't take roll, send a classwide email or anything related to that without reading it. You can believe after seeing these messages pop-up daily all year long, I don't forget!

    I had 5 students last year with severe allergies (tree nuts, peanuts, and milk & milk products.) That list kept me straight.
     
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    geoteacher Devotee

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    All children with allergies are tagged within my grading program before I even meet them. However, the school nurse is also a great resource for information like this.
     
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    Wow that's awesome! I wish we had that.
     
  8. MsOSilv683

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    I'm currently using a spreadsheet right now. I am just a little lazy and was hoping I could find someway to offload this information to somebody else.

    The problem with the nurse is, she's so busy all the time.

    I think Oliver's suggestion is more along the track I was looking for. It doesn't look like this Friendly Reminders thing was designed for teachers directly but I can get it to work. The cool part is that the parents do the heavy lifting, and I don't have to manage the spreadsheet.

    I like how the reports look too.
     
  9. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Our nurse creates a list of students with food allergies for the whole school that we get a copy of. Even if I don't teach the student, I might one day be subbing in the class, so we need to know.
     
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    We use power school and under the student information tab it shows all of the students who have any medical alerts and if they are taking medication at school. I use that to make a table students and alerts.
     

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