Medications

Student with Asthma Medication Bottle

Our Medication Policy encourages parents to administer all medications at home. However, it is recognized that children with chronic illnesses, specific disabilities, and chronic conditions may require medication during the school day, and we are desirous of meeting the needs in the highest professional manner.

In these instances, it is required that a physician's approval and a written parental consent accompany all medication both prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter, such as Tylenol, Advil, cough syrup etc.)

All medication should be brought to the school by the parent and delivered to the Nurse's Office. Prescription medication must be in the pharmacy container, clearly labeled with the child's name, name of medication, drug store where purchased, name of prescribing physician, and the time and amount of medication to be given. Your pharmacy will give you an extra-labeled container for school if needed. Over the counter medication must be in its original container. Please do not bring medication to school in plastic bags or envelopes-the nurse cannot accept these. No child of any age is permitted to carry medication in school, with the exception of inhalers and epinephrine infectors, for which a special form must be completed.

This policy is consistent with the standards and practices of nursing and the policy of our school system. It is also a safety precaution for the well being of your child.

Click Here to download the Medication Administration forms. It is suggested that you take it with you; if/when you take your child to the doctor during the school year. They physician's order section should be completed by the physician only. A note written by the physician along with a separate parent permission note is also acceptable, instead of the form.

Parents/guardians should retrieve medications at the end of the school year. Medications will be destroyed if not picked up by the last day of school.

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