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Severe allergies are becoming more frequent in American life and schools. To stay updated on national recommendations and maintain a proactive plan to support students and families, Charlottesville City Schools has worked with the Thomas Jefferson Health Department as well as the “Code Ana” and “Wahoo Cool for School Food Allergy Initiative,” both part of the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.

Parents and guardians should notify the school nurse of their students’ known allergies and related information. At the beginning of the year, schools will send families a letter outlining important information about meal and snack procedures as well as alerting families to common or school-specific allergens.

To Learn More:

Rachel Rasnake, Director of Student Services
1562 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 245-2400