As you prepare to join our Basking Ridge community this fall, and as part of our commitment to ensuring the health and wellness of students with asthma or other potentially life-threatening illnesses such as allergies, The Pingry School would like to share important protocols in place and information to help keep students safe:
- The Basking Ridge Campus is not a nut-free campus. Students and caregivers are encouraged to visit the website of our food service partner, Sage Dining, for complete daily menus and lists of allergens in foods. This will help to ensure students have the most up-to-date information when selecting meals. Students should also be aware that nut products can be found in the The Bear Pause (the school store), in the vending machines, and at various bake sales that take place on campus.
- New Jersey Statutes, Title 18A: 40-12.3 permit students to self-administer medications for asthma or other potentially life-threatening illnesses such as allergies, provided proper procedures are followed. Students are required to submit an Asthma Action Plan and/or an Allergy Action Plan annually, completed by a parent and primary care physician.
- Students who have asthma or a potentially life-threatening allergy should carry and self-administer their emergency medications, such as an albuterol inhaler, Benadryl, or epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens), at all times during school or when attending a school-sponsored event. The Asthma Action Plan and the Allergy Action Plan forms are located in the Magnus Portal, accessible by logging in to the Pingry Parent Portal.