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Medication Policy
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Medication Form

In case you are unfamiliar with the school's policy on the assisted self-administration of medication to students by school personnel, we would like to bring you up-to-date on this matter.  If your child must have medication of any type during school hours, including over-the-counter drugs, you have the following choices:

1)      You may come to the school and give the medication to your child at the appropriate time.

2)      You may use the enclosed copy of the “Permission for Medication” form or obtain a copy form the school secretary.

3)      This form must be completed for both prescription and nonprescription medication.  The form must be signed by the doctor if your child is on a long term medication (longer than four weeks).

4)      Medication must be brought to school by the parent or guardian.  Students are not allowed to transport medication to school.

5)      Prescription medications must be brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled bottle which contains instructions on how and when the medication is to be given.  Non-prescription medication must be received in the original container with the child’s name written on the bottle. 

6)      You may discuss with your doctor any alternative schedule for administering medication (e.g., outside of school hours).  If medication is ordered three times a day, it should be given before school, after school, and at bedtime unless the doctor states otherwise.

School personnel will not assist with any student medications unless they have received a medication form properly completed, and the medication has been received in an appropriately labeled container.  Medication brought to school in envelopes, baggies or aluminum foil will not be given to any child.    In fairness to those assisting with medication and to provide for the safety of your child, there will no exceptions to this policy. 

If you have any questions about the policy, or other issues related to the administration of medication in the schools, please contact the school nurses at 798-2646.

Thank you for your cooperation.

SAFETY ISSUE:  Medications should not be sent by students on the bus.  Medications will not be sent home on the bus.  Parents must pick these up in person from the nurse, office or teacher.

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