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Are You Prepared for a School Crisis?

Find out what educators and industry experts recommend to get your classroom emergency-ready. It was a Saturday afternoon in late September when torrential rain began pouring over Pelion Elementary School in South Carolina’s Lexington County School District. Flash flooding caused dams to break throughout the state, washing out roads and destroying homes.

5 Ways to Make this School Year a Safe One

You’re in the midst of returning to school, adjusting to new schedules, learning new names and faces, and gearing up to make an impact. You’re prepared…you’ve got this! But when it comes to school and student safety, you can never be too prepared.

Anaphylaxis

It’s tough being a kid in school these days – especially if you have severe allergies. A severe allergic reaction, or what’s called anaphylaxis, can be really serious and even life-threatening. It can happen at anytime and anywhere – in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, on the bus or during a field trip. So it’s critical… Read more »

Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know – Spanish

Schools and Food Allergies At any time, school staff may need to respond to a food allergy emergency—whether in the classroom or cafeteria, or on the playground, athletic field, or school bus. That’s why it’s important for educators to know about food allergies and understand their role in helping to prevent and respond to allergic… Read more »

Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know – English

Schools and Food Allergies At any time, school staff may need to respond to a food allergy emergency—whether in the classroom or cafeteria, or on the playground, athletic field, or school bus. That’s why it’s important for educators to know about food allergies and understand their role in helping to prevent and respond to allergic… Read more »

Responding to a School Crisis

NEA Healthy Futures wants to keep schools safe, especially during a crisis. Natural disasters, accidents that claim student or educators lives and violent acts can shake a school community to its core. Ultimately, it will be you and your fellow school community members who will work to restore balance. We’re encouraging all school communities to… Read more »

Food Allergies

Approximately six million children in the U.S. have one or more food allergies, and among children with food allergies, 16 to 18 percent have experienced a reaction at school. At any time, school staff may need to respond to a food allergy emergency — whether in the classroom or cafeteria, or on the playground, athletic… Read more »