• Medication at School

    Many children need medications during the course of the school year. In order to assist you in the safe delivery of these medications, we need your cooperation. The following guidelines are for the safe delivery of these medications at each school.

     If your child will require medication during the school day and/or during school-related events, complete the following steps:

    1. Complete the “Student Information” section of the "School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization" form. The form is on the webpage.
    2. Have the healthcare provider complete the "Prescriber Authorization" section of the "School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization" form. The potential side effects of the medication must be included if the medication is to be given for more than thirty days. This includes all medication, including all over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
    3. Deliver the completed authorization form to the school nurse with the medication in its original pharmacy or manufacture labeled container. Controlled substances, such as Ritalin, must be delivered to the school nurse at your child’s school by a parent or a responsible adult that you designate. This is for the safety and protection of your child and other children.
    4. A pharmacy label must be located on all prescription medication including asthma inhalers and the inhaler box.  You will need to speak to your pharmacist to request this step.
    5. We cannot accept medications that are not in their original container.
    6. The first dose of all medications and the first dose after a change in medication must be given at home.
    7. In order for a student to give his/her own medication (inhalers/emergency medications), physician must indicate on the authorization form that self-administration is recommended.
    8. The parent must also complete the "Self-Administration Authorization" section of the "School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization" form. Your child must demonstrate that he/she is knowledgeable of the purpose and proper administration of the medication. Self-administration of controlled substances, such as Ritalin, is not permitted. This is for the safety and protection of your child and other children.
    9. The "Self-Administration Form" must be completed by the student, parent and nurse prior to the self-administration of any medication at school and/or school-related events. The form is provided on the webpage.
    10. Unused medications will be returned to the parent/guardian.
    11. Medications not picked up after the completion of the school year will be discarded.  Every effort will be made to return the medications to you.

    This process is intended to promote safe delivery of necessary medication to your child, not to add unnecessary burden. We will make every effort to assist you with this process. Thank you for your cooperation.