Nut Free School

GD Is Now a Nut Free School

Dear families,

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students, Gardner-Dickinson School is now a peanut and tree nut free school due to the serious allergic reactions many children experience.

We understand this may be a challenge for families but with the increased safety measures due to COVID-19, with students eating at their classroom desks, we need to ensure a safe environment for our students.

Please avoid sending food in with your children that contain any of the following:

  • Almond
  • Beechnut
  • Brazil nut
  • Bush nut
  • Butternut
  • Cashew
  • Chestnut
  • Coconut
  • Filbert
  • Ginko nut
  • Hazelnut
  • Hickory nut
  • Lichee nut
  • Macadamia nut
  • Nangai nut
  • Pecan
  • Peanut
  • Pine nut
  • Pistachio
  • Shea nut
  • Walnut

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience but food allergies are a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition. One in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the United States. Please help us create a positive school environment for our students where they feel safe.

If your child has a food-related allergy or sensitivity, please make sure to let School Nurse Tricia Gibbs know by calling 518-283-4600 ext. 3. Ms. Gibbs can also answer any questions you may have.

Thank you.

Dr. Mary Yodis, Superintendent

Tricia Gibbs, School Nurse

Posted in District, Elementary School, Middle School.