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Medications at School

Medications at School

 

If possible, parents are advised to give medication at home on a schedule other than during school hours. If it is necessary that a medication be given during school hours, the following regulations must be followed:

 

  1. Antibiotics or other medicines ordered to be given three times per day should be given before and after school and at bedtime.
  2. Medications must be brought to school by a parent/guardian in its original container with the appropriate label intact. Controlled medicines will be counted with the nurse.
  3. Parent/guardian must sign a permission slip granting the school nurse/principal designee permission to administer medication according to regulations.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to report to the designated area to take his/her medicine.

IF MEDICATION IS NOT IN ITS ORIGINALLY LABELED CONTAINER
IT WILL BE DESTROYED AND NOT GIVEN

 

Ask your pharmacist for an extra bottle to be kept at school when you are bringing prescription medicine. Over the counter medicine must be brought in its original, sealed container. All unused medicine will be destroyed if not picked up by the parent by the last day of school.