Allergy Aware Alerts

The Strait Regional Centre for Education makes every effort to support students and staff with severe allergies and scent sensitivities through staff training, various accommodations and information-sharing within our school communities. 

We are asking for your ongoing cooperation to foster a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff.­­

Throughout schools in the Strait Region, there are a number of students and staff who have severe and life-threatening allergies to food and scents.  At our school, there are the following Allergy Aware Alerts:  

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Avoiding the allergen is key to preventing an allergic reaction. Therefore, the best way to provide a safe environment is to enlist the support of our students, staff and parents/guardians.  There are a number of measures that you and your child/children can take to ensure the safety of all members of our school community:

  • Wash hands with soap and water before eating, and wash hands and rinse mouth after eating (including breakfast and snacks);
  • Read food labels and learn how to identify allergen ingredients.  If you are unsure about a product, choose something else.  For information on the many common names that identify allergen ingredients on food labels, refer to the Health Canada Fact Sheets at: In addition, please refer to the Food Allergy Canada (formerly Anaphylaxis Canada) website at;  
  • Teach your child not to share food, drink or utensils with classmates;
  • Encourage your child to help clean their eating area after meals and snacks;
  • Allergies are serious! Never play tricks or dare friends with allergies to try foods;
  • Avoid products that have a scent/odour. For more information and resources, please visit the Canadians for a Safe Learning Environment website at; and
  • Get help, if your friend with an allergy or scent sensitivity doesn't feel well.

We recognize that creating and maintaining an allergy-aware and scent-aware school takes effort and diligence on everyone’s part. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance as we work together to make a safe, healthy and welcoming learning environment for all students, staff and families.