Medication During School Hours

ALL MEDICATION INCLUDING OVER-THE–COUNTER MEDICATIONS (SUCH AS COUGH DROPS, TYLENOL, MOTRIN, ETC) REQUIRE A SIGNED MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM FROM A PHYSICIAN.

ALL MEDICATION IS TO BE TRANSPORTED TO AND FROM SCHOOL BY AN ADULT. No student is to transport or have medications in his/her possession.

Before any medication can be given at school a medication authorization form must be completed and signed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian; this includes prescription and over the counter medications. Print a form from home.

Prescription medications are to be in the original container with the student’s name, medicationname, dosage, physician’s name and pharmacy name.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container with the student’s name written on the container. All medications shall be stored in an appropriate locked cabinet.

Students in K- 8 grade will be addressed on a case by case basis to determine if they meet conditions for self- administrations of inhalers.

All medication forms must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.

Short-term antibiotics prescribed to be given three times a day or less should be given at home. Example: a medication ordered three times a day should be given at home before school, after school and before bed. This allows for the doses to be spread out over the longest time period possible when the child is awake.

The parent or guardian is responsible for picking up extra medication at the end of treatment and/or school year. Medications left at the end of the school year will be disposed of properly by the school.

EXCEPTION:  Students may self carry inhalers and epipens.  Students in K- 8 grade will be addressed on a case by case basis to determine if they meet conditions for self- administrations of inhalers and/or epipens. Please complete the Parental Request for Medication Self Administration Form, if you would like your child to self carry their inhaler. The form is available on the medication consent form page.