- The student's parent/guardian will provide the school written permission to administer medication to their student (for OTC medications and/or prescription medications). This must be provided every school year.
- In order for your student to receive prescription medications, written instructions from a physician that include the name of the student, name of medication, dosage of the medication, route of administration, and time the medication is to be given to the student must be on file at the school. This must be provided every school year and with any dose/route/time/medication change. No changes to medication dosage or time of administration of medications will be made except by instructions from a physician.
- All prescription medication must be in a labeled container as prepared by the pharmacy or physician with the student's name, the name of the medication, dosage, and the frequency of administration.
- Any non-prescribed (over-the-counter) medications will be accepted in original containers only.
- Medications must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian of a student. Medications should not be sent to school with a student in their backpack or on the bus.
- Prescription and OTC medications must be kept in the office at the student’s school.
- Students are not to carry any medication on themselves. Exceptions can be made for emergency medications such as insulin, glucagon, diastat, asthma inhalers and EpiPens for severe allergic reactions. *Written permission must be given by the parent/guardian AND physician, and approved by the District Nurse and Administration for students to carry their emergency medications on themselves and self medicate.
- All medications left over at the end of the school year, or after a student has left the district, should be picked up by the parent/guardian within one week of the last day of school. If this is not done, the medication will be disposed of by the school.