For Field Trips Extended Past Normal School Hours or Overnight:
Field trips can been fun for the student but worrisome for the parent if your child has a chronic health condition or takes medication. Typically the school nurse does not go on field trips, so early planning and meeting with the school nurse/teacher can help elievate fears and concerns.
This Field Trip Medical Form is for trips that extend past normal school hours or are overnight. It is important that you fill out Field Trip Medical Form giving the school as much information as possible even if we know your child has a chronic medical condition because the teacher will take this form with them on the trip.
All medication for the field trip must be supplied by the parent. Even if your child has the medication(s) at school, the school will not send it on the field trip. The nurse cannot repackage medications. Your child’s physician must fill out a form for all prescription medications because the forms we have at school do not give permission for after school hours. The medication must be in the original pharmacy-labeled or manufacture-labeled container and only the amount needed for the trip needs to be in the container. No medication in baggies will be accepted.
If your child has medications such as an asthmatic inhaler, insulin injection, and Epi pen that are required for emergency situations, that may be carried and self administered by the student, please inform the nurse to make sure the proper permissions forms are signed by the physician.
If your child has an inhaler, insulin injection, or Epi pen in the school’s health room, do not assume it will be sent. It is your responsibility to contact the school nurse/teacher to make arrangements for these to go with your child on the field trip.