The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), including staff, students, parents/guardians and trustees is committed to the TCDSB’s mission of providing a safe and welcoming learning environment that supports academic excellence.
This mission is affirmed in TCDSB policies, including the Violence Prevention Policy. Every member of this community - student, teacher, parent/guardian, support staff, trustee, parish priest, volunteer or others while on TCDSB property, at TCDSB sponsored events and circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate - is governed by the policies of the TCDSB and shares in the responsibility for creating a positive environment that is safe, harmonious, comfortable, inclusive and respectful.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Anaphylaxis is the most severe allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening.
At St. Fidelis Catholic School numerous students have serious and/or life-threatening allergies to certain foods. Foods that can trigger an anaphylactic reaction by consumption and contact are: traces of peanuts and other nuts, fish and shellfish, sesame seeds, eggs, kiwis, seed and nut oils. Please avoid sending food products with these ingredients to school.
We ask that everyone practice extra care in checking all food items before they come to school. Speaking to your children about food allergies will help to educate them.
Please do not send in food items for birthdays or at other celebration times. We want these special days to be fun for all children, so we invite you to consider alternate choices for sharing. For those that wish to, some suggestions include: a book donation to the class on behalf of the child celebrating their birthday, craft supplies for the class to share, a donation to a charity that the school supports in your child’s name, a pencil, stickers, or crayons.
In addition to this, we would like for you to reinforce our message of not sharing food items. Although we promote sharing, for example, of books, toys, ideas, materials, etc., the sharing of any food item is not permitted. Frequent hand washing is also an important step in preventing cross contamination.
While we cannot guarantee an allergen free environment, together, we can do our best to ensure the safety of all children at St. Fidelis CS. When staff, parents, and students, work together, we can establish a common understanding about the severity of anaphylaxis, and we are able to create a safer environment.
Thank you for your cooperation and support!!
All schools are required to develop and implement school-wide plans to help create a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment. Review our school’s plans for more information: