Tobin FAQs

How do you handle building security?

Pre COVID-19: All of our Tobin Family of School buildings have security access systems. Each family is provided with their own security code to our location at 71 Cottage Street. We ask that you respect the security of all of our families by not holding the door for people you do not know or sharing this code with others. During COVID-19 family door codes are not accessible.

What are the snack and lunch arrangements for my child?

Parents are asked to send children with two nutritious peanut/tree nut free snacks (morning and afternoon) and lunch. Soda and candy are not allowed at any time.

Do you have a Peanut/Nut Avoidance Policy?

Allergies to a variety of foods – most notably peanuts and tree nuts – are becoming more common. Due to this increase, we have instituted a strict avoidance of peanut/nut products within all our schools. Strict avoidance is the only way to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction. We ask for your assistance in providing all of our students with a safe and healthy learning environment.

If exposed to peanuts/nut products, susceptible students may develop a life threatening allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. The greatest potential for exposure at school is to peanut and nut products. To reduce the risk of exposure, the entire school now practices “PEANUT/NUT AVOIDANCE”. We are asking that you do not knowingly send in any peanut, peanut oil or nut containing products for your child to eat during lunch or snack in any classroom. ANY exposure to peanuts or nuts through contact or ingestion can cause a severe/life threatening reaction. If your child has eaten peanut or nut products prior to coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands have been thoroughly washed prior to entering the school. The teachers will continuously preview and monitor the children’s lunch products for peanut or nut products. As there are many items that include peanut or nut products, but do not present as a nut product, we will carefully monitor lunch items.