• Food allergyThe School District of Clayton is working to ensure that our schools are welcoming and safe for all students, including those with life-threatening or other serious food allergies. This is a very serious issue that is affecting an ever-increasing number of Clayton students.

    With the safety of all students in mind, the Board of Education approved a new Food Allergy Management policy, which went into effect for the 2009-2010 school year. While the policy simply puts into writing many of our past practices, it also brings changes to our schools.


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    District-Wide (K-12)

    • No peanuts or tree nuts or products containing peanuts or tree nuts may be brought into classrooms for any purpose, such as snacks, classroom parties, birthdays, etc.
    • No peanuts or tree nuts or products containing peanuts or tree nuts will be served in the school cafeterias.
    The policy also contains changes that are grade-level specific. Provisions listed below are in addition to the District-wide (K-12) restrictions.

    Note: The policy restricts peanuts and tree nuts and products containing peanuts and tree nuts. The restricted food items are referred to as "nuts" in this text.

    Grades K-2
    • Students may not have nuts in their lunches or classrooms. The restrictions apply, but are not limited, to:
      • Lunches
      • Snacks, including snacks for events such as classroom parties, birthdays, etc.
      • Any other items brought into the school by students, parents, patrons, vendors or others.
    • No nuts will be served in the cafeteria.
    • To provide an extra measure of protection, the cafeteria will have a designated nut-restricted table, which will be specially cleaned following each use. Students with known nut or tree nut allergies are required to sit at this table, unless the parents request otherwise.
    Grades 3-5
    • Students may have nuts in their lunches to be consumed only in the cafeteria during lunchtime.
    • Students may not have nuts in their classrooms. The restrictions apply, but are not limited, to:
      • Snacks, including snacks for events such as classroom parties, birthdays, etc.
      • Any other items brought into the school by students, parents, patrons, vendors or others.
    • No nuts will be served in the cafeteria.
    • To provide an extra measure of protection, the cafeteria will have a designated nut-restricted table, which will be specially cleaned following each use. Students with known nut or tree nut allergies are required to sit at this table, unless the parents request otherwise.
    Wydown Middle School
    • Students may have nuts in their lunches to be consumed only in the cafeteria during lunchtime.
    • Students may not have nuts in their classrooms. The restrictions apply, but are not limited, to:
      • Snacks, including snacks for events such as classroom parties, birthdays, etc.
      • Any other items brought into the school by students, parents, patrons, vendors or others.
    • No nuts will be served in the cafeteria.
    • To provide an extra measure of protection, the cafeteria will have a designated nut-restricted table, which will be specially cleaned following each use. Students with known nut or tree nut allergies are required to sit at this table, unless the parents request otherwise.
    Clayton High School
    • Students may have nuts in their lunches to be consumed only in the cafeteria.
    • Students may not have nuts in their classrooms. The restrictions apply, but are not limited, to snacks and other items brought into the school by students, parents, patrons, vendors or others.
    • No nuts will be served in the cafeteria - with the exception of specific vending machines and a la carte items that meet the following requirements: A la carte and vending machine items that do contain nuts may be sold if they are individually packaged with the ingredients clearly marked and displayed with signage warning that some of the items contain potential food allergens and that cross contamination may occur.
    • Students with known nut or tree nut allergies are not required to sit at a nut-restricted table, unless the student's parents and physician request otherwise.
    Please recognize that additional accommodations may be implemented to meet the medical needs of an individual's student health plan.