2020/2021 Nut Restriction Policy

We have several students at CCE who have life threatening allergies to nuts and/or peanuts.  To ensure the safety of all students we serve, we ask that peanut products or nuts not be brought for classroom snacks. (This would include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, etc, and of course, peanut butter and nut butters.)  These products are only allowed in the lunch room during grade level lunches. 


While in the lunchroom:  

  • Students will sit at identified tables that are either nut restricted or allow nuts

  • The same identified tables are used each day for nut restriction to ensure safety

  • The towels used to clean tables after each lunch will be separate for the nut restricted tables

  • Students eating food containing nuts will wash their hands before returning to the classroom

  • If a student without a nut restriction would like to join a friend at the nut restricted table, they must bring or purchase a nut free lunch.  


In celebrating birthdays, Coyote Creek does not allow students to bring treats to share with their class.  We celebrate birthdays with a student picture on our front TV to celebrate them all week!  We do have celebrations for holidays that include food and parents send in goodies from an approved list provided by the school.  While we strive to limit all products that contain nuts or are manufactured in a facility that contain nuts when having these classroom celebrations, not all labeling is consistent and it is possible that some products with nuts may enter the classroom.  All staff make every effort to limit this from happening.  


For snacks in the classroom, we encourage bringing fruit, veggies, goldfish, cheese sticks, or other healthy snacks.  All students are told they are not allowed to share food at any time.  Nutrition services does its best to assure that no products are offered for purchase in the lunchroom that are made in a nut facility, however, there is no perfect, absolute system.  Please refer to the district lunch menu (below) each day to see what is offered.  https://dcsd.nutrislice.com/menu/coyote-creek/lunch/2019-07-25?mode=browse


Lunchroom aides will ensure that students with nut products are sitting at the identified tables and nut restricted students will choose the appropriate table for their seating. Please be sure to talk to your children about where they should sit each day if they are bringing a nut product or if they should be at a restricted table.  


If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the office.  We are here to support all kids in their needs.  

Updated 07/25/2020

Douglas County School District Nondiscrimination Notice:

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. 

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.