Dear Sunshine Families,

Due to the severity of this particular allergy, we ask that you refrain from sending any kind of hand sanitizer with your child to school. Teachers will advise their students to continue to wash their hands as a safe alternative. Please read below for more information:

Monday, September 11, 2023

Dear Sunshine Parents and Guardians,

As many of you are aware, scents and scented products can be a health hazard for some individuals. Whether it’s the smell of fresh cut grass, or fresh flowers causing someone to have an allergic reaction or it’s the smell of chemicals or artificial scents causing someone to react, scents that one person may be fine with can have a big impact on others around them.

An individual in our school has scent sensitivites and allergies. We are asking for your help in making the environment safe for all staff and students. Please do not send items containing isopropyl alcohol to school with your child, and where possible please, refrain from using them before they head to school. Isopropyl alcohol is commonly found in cleaning products such as glass cleaner and floor polish but may also be present in the following:

  • Febreeze
  • Liquid fabric softeners
  • Laundry detergents
  • Alcohol based hand sanitizers
  • Nail polishes and nail polish remover
  • Moisturizing creams
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hair sprays and other styling products
  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Some deodorants, especially spray deodorants
  • Eye glass cleaning spray

Additionally, there is an issue with oranges. While you may still send oranges with your child, they should be peeled at home, as it’s the act of peeling the orange that releases the allergen.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this safety matter.


Keri Hanlon