Notify New Teachers About Your Child's Type 1 Diabetes
Summary: This is a sample email to notify new teachers at the beginning of the school year about your childs type 1 diabetes and highlight important aspects of the 504 plan.
When Q was in grade school and had one main teacher, we usually set up a meeting with the teacher, nurse, and the staff member who oversaw her 504 plan a few days before school began or during the first week of school to go over her care. We also looped in any teachers that might see her during the day who hadnt already had her as a student before.
Since Q is in middle school, she now has 8 different teachers during the day. Eight! This year I decided to send a quick email in advance of school starting to highlight a few important points. It isnt meant to cover all aspects of her daily diabetes management at school, but rather is intended as a heads up that Q will be in their class and to alert them of her medical condition. They will learn more at her upcoming annual 504 meeting.
I decided to share my email here on D-Mom Blog in case other parents needed a starting point for their own communication with new teachers.
Im also including the 10 Things Teachers Should Know About Diabetes and Glucagon PDFs below in case you would like to send those to staff or print them out.
My name is LC and I am the parent of Q who will be in your class this year. Q has type 1 diabetes
Im attaching a resource called 10 Things Teachers Should Know About Diabetes. Please take a few minutes to read this.
I am also attaching a copy of Qs diabetes instructions.
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