Although the district strongly recommends that medication be given in the home, it realizes that the health of some children requires that they receive medication while in school.
If you are sending medication to school for your child, please follow these procedures:
- Complete medication form, sign and return it to the nurse. If the prescribed medication is to be given before the form is completed, the nurse must have written instructions from the physician. Parental or guardian written consent must accompany all requests for the administration of non-prescription medication.
- Make sure medication is properly sealed.
- Medication must be properly labeled and in the original container from the pharmacist or store.
- Childs name
- Name of medication
- Dosage to given
- Time to be given
- Prescribing doctor’s name
Medication not properly labeled will not be given.
- Inhalers will be kept in the nurse’s office and used under supervision. Qualified students will be allowed to carry their own inhaler after they have demonstrated to the nurse the correct use of the inhaler and comply with the rules of carrying their own inhaler. The parent must give permission for their child to carry their inhaler on the medication form. Inhalers will be brought to school in the same manner as all other medications.
- All medication must be taken directly to the nurse’s office. If the nurse is not available to receive the medication, the medication is to be taken to the main office.
For the protection of all students we do not want medication sent in baggies, Tupperware, pockets, or lunch containers, etc. No prescription or nonprescription medication (including aspirin or Tylenol) will be given without written consent from the parent or guardian unless the above procedure is followed.