If a student has a life-threatening allergy to a food, that food will be forbidden from that child’s classroom. A notice will be distributed to the entire class on the first day of religious school, and the teacher will follow up with a call to each classmate’s home within the first week of religious school.
If environmental precautions are necessary (such as washing down tables), these precautions should be discussed with Bev Klau, School Principal.
Food and Snacks in the Classroom
Students in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 are encouraged to bring a small, nut-free, and healthy snack to school on Sunday mornings. Snacks will not be shared with other students.
Temple Shir Tikva Religious School is allergen aware and does not allow any foods in the classroom that could pose a life-threatening risk to students with severe food allergies (anaphylaxis). Allergy information for each classroom will be provided to all parents. (See allergy section above).
Children in Grades 3-6 are asked not to bring food into the classrooms for their Wednesday classes. We ask that they eat snacks before religious school.
Passover Food Policy
In advance of the Passover holiday, the temple building is thoroughly cleaned. During Passover, strict kosher-for-Passover food requirements are maintained within the building. Any snacks brought into the Temple building during Passover should be foods that are kosher for Passover.