Some children require medications to be given at school to promote optimal health and/or to manage illnesses. However, whenever possible, we discourage administration of medications during school hours unless it is determined by a physician that it is required and necessary during school hours.
If your child will be taking medications during school hours, please review the following highlights of our medication administration policy:
All medications, including over the counter must be transported to and from school by a responsible adult. Please do not send medications to school with your child.
All medications will be delivered to the health clinic with the Medication Authorization form completed and signed by the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian and the prescribing health care provider, to grant permission for administering the medication. Please click here to download the form.
A separate Medication Authorization form must be completed for each medication that must be given during school hours or school sponsored activities.
The first dosage of any new medication may not be administered during school hours because of the possibility of an allergic or adverse reaction.
Only medication in its ORIGINAL container from the store or pharmacy will be accepted.
The school can accept no more than a 30-day supply of prescription medications.
Both prescription and non-prescription medication sent to the school must have current labeling on the bottle.
The medication in the bottle must MATCH the label, MATCH the student, MATCH the Authorization Form, and have a CURRENT prescription label on the bottle (if it is a prescribed medication).
A new prescription bottle with correct labeling is required for any dosage change.
The school cannot alter dosages without a new medication authorization form from you and your child’s doctor.
Unused medication must be picked up from the school within one week after medication is discontinued and at the end of the school year. Otherwise, the school will dispose of the medication. Medication not picked up at the end of the school year will be discarded.
If your child has asthma and uses an inhaler, please make sure that the school has an inhaler at all times during the year. As a parent/guardian, you can request that your child self-administer their inhaler. However, before a child is allowed to self-administer an inhaler or other medications, authorization from the prescribing physician and parent consent must be on file.