Providing Medications at School
State law requires written permission from guardian and a health care provider before any medication (prescription and over-the-counter) may be taken at school. Forms are available from your school office or on our district website and must be completed annually.
Medication at School
If your child needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it’s temporary, a medication form must be completed by the child’s health care provider and signed by parent or guardian. This includes all over the counter medications. Students may have the option of carrying specific medications with health care provider, parental, and school nurse approval. If your child requires medication that can be given outside of school hours we encourage you to give at home.
The medication form must be renewed with any change in medication dosage and at the beginning of each school year. Medication must be in the original, properly labeled container, with the child’s name clearly printed on it. If you are unable to obtain a note signed by your child’s health care provider you must come to the school health room and personally administer the medication to your student. Medications should not be brought to school by the student except for medications that are carried and self-administered (requires health care provider and school nurse approval).
Please be aware that stored medications may not be available during non-school hours. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure the necessary emergency medications are available for your student after school hours and while traveling to and from after school events.
If your student experiences an allergic reaction (i.e., to bee sting, insect bite, food, medication) at school or on a field trip, 911 will be called and the Epipen will be administered by trained school staff. If you or the students emergency contacts are not available for consultation, and if immediate observation or treatment is urgent, your student will be transported to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Student safety is always our primary concern. Please contact the school nurse if you have questions regarding this or any other health concern.