Okay, so my youngest difficult child already has a 504 status from his old school. The 504 was mostly for his diet, because his behavior changes so much when he eats things off the diet. Well, this summer, we allowed him to have foods off his diet on his birthday, during his birthday party and he snuck stuff while on vacation. Each time he had an allergic reaction. The first time he had a rash, the next two times his face swelled up like a pumpkin. Well, we transferred our kids to a new school this year, so I was sure to email his teacher before school started. Here is what I wrote her: "His 504 status last year was mainly for his diet. He is still on a strict diet because over the summer he had a reaction to something and we haven't figured out what it is yet. On his actual birthday we took him out for ice cream and lunch at Braum's and he had pizza for dinner. He woke up the next day covered in hives from head to toe. We took him to the doctor and they just said to give him benadryl. Then on his birthday weekend, he had his family party and had cake and ice cream. The next day he woke up with a swollen face with slits for eyes. We gave him more benadryl. Over our vacation this summer in Florida he snuck some diet coke, pink lemonade and skittles. When we woke up the next day, his face was swollen again. So right now we are adding one thing a week back into his diet. This week is more wheat products. We will send him two snacks a day to keep his blood sugar even and for the first week I'll send sausage patties. If you can e-mail me after school starts and let me know if you have any peanut allergies in the room, I would really appreciate it. Last year he ate nuts for a protein snack in the morning and afternoon, but I don't want to send those until you know for sure about allergies. I know some kids with the allergy can't even smell the nuts and I'd hate for anything to happen. We will also send (insert name here) his lunch each day. I'm looking forward to him getting to eat sandwiches again, he's been bread free for a year now. If you or the other teachers on duty can watch him a little extra, he is a pro at sneaking others food and for now, I don't want him to eat anything we don't send." Would you like to guess what happened today? He has two marks on his behavioral chart, one for talking out of turn and one for being disrespectful. Then I'm looking at him and his face looks rounder, so I ask "What did you eat today that you weren't supposed to eat?" and his reply is "Why, what do you see?" and I say, "Thats not the answer to my question, what did you eat that you weren't supposed to today?" and he tells me "A cupcake." and I ask, "When did you eat a cupcake?" and he says "During class while we were watching something. So and So gave it to me and everyone else." So today, they must have celebrated a birthday and she let him have a cupcake! This is the very type of food most kids eat on birthdays and if you read above, umm, HELLO, he had an allergic reaction to his cake! I am sooooo peaved right now! In my old school, this is the very thing I would have fumed into the principals office with. But this is day 3 and a new school. What do I do? What would you do? I'd bet money that he is going to be swollen tomorrow. The peaved side of me thinks I should take him in tomorrow morning and march him to the nurse or principal and say "This is what happens when teachers decide they can go above parents heads and do as they wish" then the more rational me thinks I should just take him to this teacher with a school picture from last year and say "This is him without food hes allergic to, then show her his face now and say, this is him with food hes allergic to, any questions?" GEEEEEEEEEZ!