Food allergies can be life-threatening. The risk of accidental exposure in the school setting can be reduced if students, parents and school staff work together to minimize risks and provide a safe educational environment for students with food allergies.
Parents are asked to refrain from sending food items to be shared with classmates. If snacks are permitted in your student’s classroom during the school day, students will bring their own healthy snacks from home. This is to ensure that each child has food that is safe for him/her. Please send only what is intended for your child. Sharing of food items will not be permitted. Parents are also encouraged to send non-food items if celebrating a birthday – please check with your student’s teacher for acceptable alternatives. Parents and guardians will be responsible for educating their student about self-management of his/her food allergy at school. CLICK HERE for a copy of the district’s Food Allergy Policy.
If you would like to learn more about food allergies, visit the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network at www.foodallergy.org. Thank you for helping to keep all students safe.
In an effort to create engaging, interactive and collaborative math classes, the Hilliard Tharp Math Department has been awarded an HEF Grant for its project, Mobile Math: Integrating iPads in the Math Classroom. Along with matching funds from the PTO, the grant, written by Erica Klenotic on behalf of the math department, will allow the Tharp math teachers to purchase 23 iPads. The Tharp Math Department hopes to create more opportunities to allow our students to construct and generate problems based on a concept or standard using critical thinking skills and 21st century technology.