The nurse is available throughout the school day. A pass from the teacher is required for a student to visit the nurse. Administering medication during school hours should occur only when medication schedules cannot be adjusted to permit administration of medication at home.
- Parents/Guardians MUST sign a “Request to Administer Medication” form available in the nurse’s office.
- Medication MUST be brought to the school by the parent/guardian in the original container with the student’s name, name of medication, and directions for dosage, time to be administered, physician’s name, and date. The medication will be received, counted and verified by the nurse, her designee, or principal’s designee. Any changes in the dosage or time must be accompanied by another form. Medication will be stored in a locked area. At no time should a student have possession of prescription or over-the-counter medication.
- The first dose of any new medication should be given at home in case of a reaction.
- Parents/Guardians MUST pick up any unused medication within one week of the expiration date. After one week the nurse will destroy the medication. Medication given throughout the school year will be destroyed if not picked up after the last day of school.
- If it is necessary for a student to carry an inhaler with him/her at all times, a “Permission to Carry an Inhaler on School Grounds” form MUST be signed by the parent/guardian and physician (form available in the nurse’s office). A signed permission form also must accompany ingestible medications.