Your school nurse is aware there are circumstances and health conditions when students require medications during the school hours or need to have emergency medications available at school.
Any new medication must be started at home before it can be given at schoo due to possible side effects.
All medicines, prescription and non-prescription (OTC), must have a permission form on file in the health room.
1. All permission forms for medications are good for the current school year.
2. All controlled medications, including ADHD medicines, should be brought to school nurse by a parent/guardian.
3. Must have written permission by parent/guardian and physician before medicine can be given by nurse at school.
4. Any change in dosage or time to be given will require a new written permission by the physician.
5. Must have a current pharmacy label on bottle.
6. Medication will be counted and stored in a locked cabinet.
7. Students must come to the health room to take medicine.
8. If not picked up, medicine will be destroyed on the last day of school.
9. NO NARCOTICS will be administered at school.
**Short-term medications like antibiotics and steriods follow the same rules listed above and can not be transported back and forth each day. It is recommended you speak to the prescribing physican about making the dose and administration times fall outside of the school day.