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Health Celebrations

nut free posterWe love birthdays at Cipriani! But, as we have seen from the wide interpretations of the word "healthy", we have implemented a NO FOOD BIRTHDAY celebration policy.  Cipriani has a large number of students with nut and other food allergies. We encourage parents to consider participating in non-food celebrations. Every child is recognized with a card and pencil from the Principal and parents are encouraged to send a favorite book to read aloud to the class on your child's special day. Check out the new Healthy Celebrations guidelines and suggestions for special occasions right here! 


Classroom celebrations are very special but please encourage healthy snacks if any food is to be provided during a classroom party.


In April, 2014, BRSSD updated a number of Wellness and Nutrition related policies.  All district policies can be viewed through the School Board tab but our Wellness and Nutrition policies can also be viewed here.

* Note - BP = Board Policy, AR = Administrative Regulations

The Superintendent or designee shall encourage school organizations to use healthy food items and/ or non-food items for fundraising purposes. He/she also shall strongly encourage school staff to avoid the use of non-nutritious foods as a reward for students' academic performance, accomplishments, or classroom behavior. (cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations) School staff shall strongly encourage parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district's nutrition education program by considering nutritional quality and limiting foods or beverages that do not meet nutritional standards when selecting snacks which they may donate for occasional class parties or birthday celebrations. Schools are encouraged to adopt a No-Food Birthdays policy. Class parties or celebrations that include food shall be held after the lunch period when possible. School staff shall strongly discourage students from sharing their foods or beverages with one another during meal or snack times, due to concerns about allergies and other restrictions on some children's diets.

Keeping us all healthy

Exclusion from School for Health Reasons

State law requires that children be excluded from school for the following reasons:

  1. Contagious health problem.(ex. chicken pox, strep throat, skin rashes of undetermined origin)
  2. Lack of immunizations except when having a medical exemption on file in the office.
  3. Children with head lice will be excluded from school until the hair has been treated and ALL of the eggs (nits) have been removed.
  4. We ask that children are fever-free WITHOUT medicine for 24 hours before returning to school.
  5. We ask that children stay home for at least 24 hours after vomiting before returning to school.

Medicine Needed in School

State law requires schools to have a Hold Harmless form on file for those students requiring medication during the school day.  This applies to any prescribed and/or Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicine, such as aspirin, acetominophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, lip balm, nose spray, lotions, eye drops, cough drops, etc. These items are to be stored in the school nurse's office with the appropriate form.  Asthma inhalers and sunscreen are exempt from office storage, and can be kept in a child's backpack in the classroom, but a doctor's note for informational records is still required.


You can download the MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM here.