Sarah, Merlie
Megan and Marilyn
Jesse and Anita
Joel Goldstein
Our Principal: John Tolan
Neesha, Penny, Dena
Susan, Sherri, Sophia
Kaylee, Kim
Deb Sloan
Zanah Larson
Speech Therapy
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Lena, Kylee

10201 4th St. │ Island City, OR 97850 │ 541-663-3271 │ Fax 541-663-3272

Severe Food Allergy Information Sheet

Peanut and Tree Nut Free Zone

Food allergies are serious business! Several students within LGSD have severe food allergies.

What does it mean if a child is allergic to nuts?

An allergy to tree nuts or peanuts can be life threatening. A food allergy is a disease not a choice. A child with a tree nut allergy can't eat or come into contact with any tree nut/peanut products. It is more than just not liking nuts. If a child with a severe allergy accidentally eats a tree nut or peanut, then they could break out in a rash, have swelling of the face and airways, or could stop breathing. In extreme cases and without medical care, a severe food allergy can be deadly.

Samples of Tree Nuts: almond; Brazil nut; cashew; chestnut; filbert/hazelnut; macadamia nut; pecan; pine nut (pignolia nut); pistachio; walnut. Did you know that a peanut is NOT a tree nut?

Peanuts: Students can also have a severe allergy to peanuts. Peanuts grow under the ground and are a part of the legume family.

What is a Peanut/Tree Nut Safe Campus and how can I help?

LGSD wants to provide a safe place for all students to go to school. We have made the following changes to keep students with a peanut/tree nut allergy safe:

  • Tell your teacher and the school nurse if you are allergic to peanuts, tree nuts or any other foods.
  • No peanut or tree nut products are served in the cafeteria.
  • Everyone needs to wash their hands with soap and water to remove any peanut/tree nut residue after eating. Hand sanitizing does not remove residue.
  • Everyone is encouraged to pack peanut/tree nut free snacks and lunches. This includes peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter crackers, peanuts, almonds, pecans, etc. If your child does bring a nut product to school for lunch or snack, please let your teacher or school nurse know so that a plan can be implemented to keep others safe.
  • Do not share food! Please teach your child to not share food with other students.
  • If you are making food for a class party, please check with the teacher for food allergies in the class. The teacher can give you guidelines to keep students safe.
  • Food allergies are serious. Say "no" to teasing and tricks.
  • If your friend has an allergic reaction, tell a grownup quickly.

Remember: "Be a PAL!" - Protect A Life

Every Day Matters

Every Day Matters

There's a very strong correlation between good attendance and success in school. On the other hand, students who regularly miss school are also more likely to struggle in school.

Missed days add up quickly: Just two days a month puts a child's success in jeopardy because students fall behind and disconnect. By third grade, it gets much more difficult to catch up. Students who regularly miss school can quickly feel hopeless, and returning becomes harder and harder.

The reasons for chronic absenteeism are understandable but they must be addressed. Troubleshooting issues that are keeping a student away from school can make a difference immediately and for the long term. Students with solid attendance are much more likely to be successful during school and after graduation.

Even at the elementary level, regular and consistent attendance is crucial! Island City School is asking families to Make An Attendance Pledge Today! For more information, please go to www.Every-Day-Matters.org

Building Character


We will be working on RESILIENCY throughout September. We want to teach our students to overcome and to have the capacity to recover quickly when things don't quite go their way. Sometimes when we are at school, things just don't quite go our way. An assignment might be difficult, a disagreement with a friend might occur, or homework might have been forgotten at home. This is where our kids needs to be RESILIENT and have that growth mindset that we have been working on so diligently. They need to know that tomorrow is another day and that they can bounce right back!

We will be discussing RESILIENCY all month long so we would love your help reinforcing this trait through your discussions at home. Encourage your student to be resilient!

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Picture Retake Day


Picture Retake Day!

Our school picture retake day will be on Thursday, October 24th! You can still order pictures of your student(s) at www.mylifetouch.com. Just use the Island City picture day ID number: ID059706Y1

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