Helping a student with a Severe Reaction to Bee Sting is a cooperative effort between school, parents, and student. The following lists give suggestions for helping a student with a Severe Reaction to Bee Sting access a general education.

School accommodations and responsibilities:

  • Establish a good working relationship with the parents/guardians
  • Establish a health assistance plan
    1. parent and emergency contact information
    2. situation for parent notification (emergency)
    3. doctor’s diagnosis of the impairment
    4. doctor’s orders
    5. establish a bee sting action plan
    6. establish procedures for when student is involved with a school activity but not during the routine school day (i.e. on the bus, field trip, extra curricular activities)
    7. train school personnel in how to handle emergency situations that may arise with reactions to bee sting
    8. provide training for additional people in how to handle emergency situations

Parent involvement:

  • Work cooperatively with school personnel
  • Notify the school of the student’s severe reaction to bee sting
  • Work with the school to develop a health assistance plan
  • Provide the school with a doctor’s diagnosis of the severe reaction
  • If doctor has given written instructions in regard to the reaction, give this to the school
  • Provide emergency phone numbers of parent/guardian and other responsible individuals so school can contact these individuals about bee sting related question and/or emergencies
  • Educate the student in self-management of his/her reaction to bee sting:

Student self-management strategies and responsibilities:

  • Cooperate with agreed upon procedures for preventing bee sting
  • Communicate immediately to school personnel if a bee sting takes place

*** These are not complete lists of suggestions or accommodations, but they are suggested ideas used by parents, teachers, and students to help the student access a general education.