Medications to be given during School Hours
Our school has a written policy to assure the safe administration of medication to students during the school day. If your child must have medication of any type given during school hours, including over-the-counter drugs, you have the following choices:
1. You may come to school and give the medication to your child at the apropriate time(s).
2. You may obtain a copy of a medication form from the bottom of this page, the school nurse or school secretary. Take the form to your child's doctor and have him/her complete the form by listing the medications needed, dosage, and number of times per day the medication is to be administered. This form must be completed by the physician for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The form must be signed by the doctor and you, the parent or guardian. Prescription medicines must be brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled bottle, which contains instructions on how and when the medication is to be given. Over-the-counter drugs must be received in the original container and will be administered according to the doctor's written instruction.
3. You may discuss with your doctor an alternative schedule for administering medication ( i.e. outside of school hours).
4. A new medication form must be completed each school year.
***MEDICATION FORM TO BE FILLED OUT BY DOCTOR AND SIGNED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN AND DOCTOR***
School personnel will not administer any medication to students unless they have received a medication form properly completed and signed by both doctor and parent/guardian, and the medication has been received in an appropriately labeled container. In fairness to those giving the medication and to protect the safety of your child, there will be no exceptions to this policy.