Medications in the School
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY TYPE OF MEDICATION ON THEM WHILE IN SCHOOL. This includes over-the-counter items such as cough drops, nasal sprays, etc.
To ensure the safety of all students, any medications that are prescribed for students must be delivered to the health room BY AN ADULT. All medication, even over-the-counter medication, (i.e. cough drops, creams, pain relievers, etc.), require medication authorization forms to be filled out by both parent and physician. The dangers of lost or mistaken medication are obvious. In order for prescribed medication to be administered by school staff, the following conditions must be met:
- An Authorization for the Administration of Medicines by School Personnel form must be completed by the physician and parent/guardian. These forms are available from the school and must be completed prior to any medication being dispensed.
- All medication must be in the pharmacy prepared container, properly labeled with the childs name, name of drug, strength, dosage, frequency, physicians/dentists name, and date of original prescription.
- A new Authorization is required at the beginning of each school year, as well as for any changes in medication.
NOTE: Medications and student health information are NOT available during afterschool programs such as PTO activities, Boy/Girl Scouts, and Park & Recreation activities. Parents must make separate arrangements with adult activity supervisors regarding student health needs.