Most medications can be given before and after school hours. Medications given less than 4 times each day should be given at home, unless otherwise ordered by the physician. When prescription or non-prescription medication must be given in school, please follow these guidelines.
Mediation must be in the original, labeled container, with the expiration date evident.Instructions should include dosage, reason for treatment, time(s) to be given, and date to discontinue.
The physician’s request must accompany the medication, including date, time schedule, and dosage. A pharmacy label does not meet the requirements of a written physician’s signature.
Student's Name, Date of Prescription, Medication, Dosage, Instructions for Administration, Physician’s Name, and Name and Telephone Number of Pharmacy.
(Pharmacy should supply two labeled containers - one for home and one for school)
Forms are available here! This form must be signed by the parent and physician for prescription medication and long-term administration of non-prescription medication.
Medication can be lost or stolen and medications can be dangerous if taken by the wrong student. If it is necessary for a student to carry medication on the bus, instruct your child to bring the medication to the School Nurse as soon as he/she arrives.
Students are not permitted to carry controlled substances on the bus or in school at any time.
Students may not carry medication with them in school and medication may not be stored in teacher’s desks. Older students may carry their own medication (e.g. inhaler, EpiPen) as determined on an individual basis by the School Nurse.This requires a plan that is approved by the parent and Principal.
If your child does not receive his/her medication prior to school, you may come to school and administer the medication.
If your child is scheduled to receive medication during the school day, the time of the school dose may need to be delayed.
The School Nurse and teachers will help students until they get into the habit of going to the nurse at a consistent time.
The School Nurse will discard any medication not claimed.