Prescription Medications to be Administered by the School Nurse: If your child requires a daily medication during school hours, the school nurse is available to administer that medication providing we have the required documentation on file. We are unable to take possession of any medications without a completed School Medication Administration Form signed by your child’s Physician and Parent/Guardian. Medications CAN NOT be sent to school with students, they must be dropped off by a parent/guardian. We are happy to make accommodations to meet with you before or after school if you are unable to come in during school hours, please call the nurses office to make these arrangements. All medications are required to be in original packaging with a current prescription label for your child from your child’s physician with directions for dosing. When filling your monthing prescriptions, please encourage your pharmacist to prepare your child’s medication bottles for school following this protocol.
If this is not a daily medication, given as needed, please be aware of the expiration date and be sure to replace the medication prior to your prescription expiring. Medications such as EpiPens, Inhalers, and Seizure medications must have current prescription labels as well and must not be expired.
Over the Counter Medication to be Administered by the School Nurse: If your child occasionally requires a medication for something such as an allergic reaction (oral Benadryl), a topical cream/ointment for a skin condition or itching/irritation, oral pain medication after an injury or procedure (Children’s Tylenol or Children’s Motrin) please be sure to send an unopened box, labeled with your child’s name (siblings may share the same bottle) within a current expiration date. Over the counter medications also require a School Medication Administration Form to be signed by a Parent/Guardian.
No over-the-counter medications or prescription medications will be accepted by your child’s teacher, at the front desk or car line, these should be given at home by the parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to carry medications in their backpack or lunchbox unless it is part of their IHP/Individualized Health Plan. Medical documentation is REQUIRED in formulating all IHP’s.
School Medication Administration Forms are available by clicking on the link below. These forms are completed annually for each new school year. Returning students are required to provide a new form each year.