Medication PolicyMedications (both prescription and over-the-counter drugs) should not be taken during school hours if it is possible to achieve the medical regimen at home.
If medications must be taken during the school day, please contact the school nurse for the appropriate forms or download the forms below.
Your child should not come to school on narcotic medication for pain management as these medications may cause dizziness, light headedness, and sedation which make it difficult for your child to function safely and effectively in school.
A Consent for Medication Administration IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.
To insure your child’s safety, all medications are to be delivered to school:
• In a pharmacy-labeled container. Ask the pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home.
• By the parent/guardian or designated adult, never with the child.
***No medications will be administered that arrive in baggies or envelopes.
***No lunch and afternoon medications are given on curriculum days.
Long Term Medications
Medications that must be taken during the school hours, on a long term basis, require the following forms to be on file in the school health office before any medication
can be administered at school:
• A completed Consent for Medication Administration by parent/guardian and physician
Short Term Medications
Medications that must be taken during school hours on a short-term basis require the following forms to be on file:
• A signed and completed Consent for Medication Administration form or current prescription label
Students are not permitted to carry their own medications except for the following:
1. Students with diabetes are permitted to keep all their diabetic supplies with them.
2. Students with asthma are permitted to carry their inhalers with them.
3. Students with severe allergies are permitted to carry their epi pens with them.
4. Students with Cystic Fibrosis are permitted to carry their enzymes with them.