A Nut Sensitive School

  • Amesbury Elementary School is a Nut Sensitive School.

    What does this mean?

    As a school community, we will work together to ensure the safety of all the children in our school. We are asking the entire AES community to assist in this effort to keep children with food allergies safe. Common areas around the school will be declared Nut Free Zones. The menu in the school cafeteria will feature nutritionally appropriate substitutes for peanut and tree nut products. All staff members will share in the responsibility of keeping children safe in our school.

    How can I help?

    You can help by talking with your child about food allergies and supporting the efforts taking place at school to make all children aware of the nut sensitive policy at AES. Some of our efforts will include the importance of hand washing throughout the school day and not sharing food with other students. You can also help by cutting down whenever possible the peanut and nut products your child brings to school for lunch or snack as is reasonable for your family. Students who do bring peanut and tree nut products will be asked to eat at clearly designated areas.

    What if I have further questions?

    Please do not hesitate to call Walter Helliesen, Principal, or Kristen Lynch, our school nurse, at 978.388.3659 with any questions you may have. We will continue to update AES community members regarding the nut sensitive policy at AES. We thank you for your support and look forward to a safe and healthy year for all our children.