If your student requires medications to be kept at school and/or administered during the school day, there are guidelines we ask be followed:
Transportation of medications
- Please complete the Request to Administer Medication form based on your student's age.
- Medications should be in the original bottle or container with the prescribed information on the label.
- Medications are administered based on the label on the bottle. Please be sure the information is current and correct.
- Non-FDA medications including herbal supplements and vitamins cannot be administered at school unless we have a physician's note for the medication. CBD or essential oils are not allowed.
- All medications must be kept in the clinic. A student cannot carry medications at school unless it is an emergency med, as described below.
- Grades K-6, medications should be delivered to your school by a parent or guardian. The nurse will verify the number of pills with the parent
- Grades 7-12, it is preferable a parent or guardian deliver the medication to your school. If a parent chooses to send the medication with the student, the parent will need to contact the nurse via email or phone call PRIOR to the student delivering. The student should bring the medication to the clinic immediately upon arrival to school. If there is any discrepancy in the number of pills, the nurse will contact the parent.
- Medications delivered should be in a sealed envelope with the name of student, name of medication, dosage, and pill count.
- End of School Year
- Grades 9-12: if you've completed the Medication Form, you can check that box that allows the student to transport the medication home at the end of the school year.
- Grades K-8: your nurse will contact you near the end of the school year to confirm how you want any medications left to be transported home. Your student can transport home, but written permission is required.
- Epi Pens- if your student has an Epi Pen prescribed, students in grades 7-12 may carry while in school, only with permission from the prescribing doctor. The doctor can make note of this on the Severe Allergy Form. Otherwise, Epi Pens are kept in the clinic for grades K-6 or for those parents who prefer it be kept in the clinic for grades 7-12.
- Inhalers- if your student has an inhaler prescribed, students in grades 7-12 may carry while in school, only with permission from the prescribing doctor. The doctor can make note of this on the Asthma Form. Otherwise, inhalers are kept in the clinic for grades K-6 or for those parents who prefer it be kept in the clinic for grades 7-12.
- Seizure Medications- can only be kept in the clinic.
- Glucagon- Students with diabetes may carry their glucagon in high school, however, it is recommended a dose be kept in the clinic.
- If your student, Grades 7-12, plan to carry their inhaler or Epi Pen while at school, please have your doctor sign the Medication Self Carry Consent. This form should only be completed if your doctor was unable to check the box for this on the Severe Allergy or Asthma forms.