This is a reminder that we are a “PEANUT FREE” school. Peanut food items will be confiscated and an alternative lunch will be provided. You can view the school’s monthly breakfast/lunch menu below:
South Loop School’s Food Policy
We are a peanut and nut free school. If your child has any dietary needs please inform the main office during registration and the classroom teacher on the first day of school. Please provide any doctor’s form detailing the allergy. Our nut-free policy includes all* tree nuts. In order to ensure the safety of all children, please adhere to this school-wide policy, refraining from all nut products. Some nut alternative butters include sunflower seed spread (sun butter) or soy nut butter, as neither contain nuts. A monthly breakfast and lunch menu will be available monthly on the school’s website: southloopschool.org
For pre-packaged lunches like Lunchables, any candy, gum, or nut products must be removed prior to sending lunch to school.
*all tree nuts including peanuts, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts
With the increasing numbers of reports from different schools of students ingesting THC edibles, I am urging parents to take additional vigilance and caution. We understand times have changed and that marijuana is now legal, but it is important not to have edibles readily accessible to our children. Please take extra precaution to lock these items in a secure place. Our children are curious and heavily influenced by misinformation about what the effects of taking edible THC products may lead to.
Parents, randomly check your child’s backpack and talk to them about the dangerous effects edibles can have on their bodies and/or mental wellbeing if they were to ingest something without awareness of its potency or the ingredients it may contain and/or taking candy/sweets from other students. We will continue to urge students not to share foods/treats with one another especially from an unknown source because they may not know the ingredients contained within them.