Medicine at School
Students will not be allowed to bring over-the counter medication to school (this includes but not limited to Tylenol, aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Benadryl, cough syrups, Tums, etc.), UNLESS a doctor, dentist, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner has prescribed the medicine.
Medication Policy Requirements
- A doctor, dentist, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner must prescribe ALL medications.
- All medications are to be sent in the original container.
- Medications, which are not properly labeled, will NOT be given.
- Herbal medications will not be given at school
- Parents may send daily does of medicine prescribed by a doctor to schools with the student.
- Parents may bring no more than a 4-week supply of medicine to the school.
- Asthma inhalers and bee sting kits may be carried by the student if written in the order by the doctor.
- The first dose of medicine should be given at home to ensure that no allergic reaction occurs
- All unused medicine will be discarded at the end of the school year unless you make arrangements to pick up the medicine.
- Parents may give medicine to their own child at school.
- The school must give the medication as ordered by the doctor and not as the parent requests.
- Schools do not have a full-time school nurse during the school day. Therefore, designated school personnel give medications to students.