It is recommended that prescription and nonprescription medicines be administered at home whenever possible.
Please remember that no medications of any kind, prescription or over-the counter medications can be dispensed or given to your child at school without a written permission slip (see your school nurse) from a physician. Please remember it is your responsibility to ask your physician for a completed form or take the school form with you. A parent/guardian must also sign the permission form. To view and print forms click here for 'Forms and Links" section.
Inhalers are kept in the nurse’s office. If a child needs to carry an inhaler with him/her at all times, the physician needs to specify that in the order. If a child is going to carry an inhaler, the parent needs to make sure the inhaler is brought to school daily and not forgotten.
Parent(s)/ guardian(s) are responsible for informing the school nurse of any changes in the health and/or medication of the student. When changes occur, the parent(s)/ guardian(s) must return a new medication order to the school nurse. Medication, including over-the-counter medications, will be administered only upon written order from the physician.
Any/all approved medications brought to school must:
1) Be in a sturdy container
2) Be clearly marked with your child’s name, time, and amount of dosage
3) Include your physician’s name and name of the prescribed medicine
A new form must be submitted to the school nurse each time there is a change in medication, dosage, or time of administration. Parents must deliver the medication to school (no medication should be brought on the bus with the students). Students should never keep medication of any kind (Tylenol or cold medicine) on them or in any of their belongings (except inhalers ordered by the physician to be carried with them).
Unused medications may be picked up by the parent or guardian no later than the last day of the school year; medications which are not picked up will be destroyed fourteen (14) days after the close of the school year.