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LATEX ALLERGIES

Schools across the nation are experiencing more and more students who have latex allergies.  Often, students with this allergy can have severe and even life threatening reactions if exposed to latex resin and powders.  Glenbard North has several students with latex allergies, and for their safety, certain latex products are not allowed on campus.  Latex balloons and “Silly String” pose a significant health threat to students with a latex allergy.  These products are NOT ALLOWED on campus at any time, including after school, evening or weekend events.

With this in mind, we request your help.  Please talk with your children about this health and safety issue.  Some students might not understand the reason for a “balloon ban.”  At North, we want all parents to feel that their children are safe and comfortable on campus.