If your child requires medication to be given while in school, either for the entire year or for a short time, the following steps must be followed:

    *A doctor's signature either on the district form or on a prescription pad from the doctor

    *A parent's signature requesting that the medication be given at school

    *An original prescription bottle with the student's name and the name of the medication

    *If an over-the-counter medication, the original container with the student's name written in clear, legible writing

    *If the medication is a controlled substance such as Ritalin, a parent must bring the medication into school. All controlled substances must be counted and signed off by the parent and school nurse

    *Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Tums and Benadryl may be given to the student with a parent's signature provided on the Annual Student Information Update

    All medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, must be kept in the health office. Medication must be sent in the original labeled container and must be accompanied by a Medication Dispensing Form signed by both the physician and the parent.

    With parent permission indicated on the Annual Student Information Update, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Tums and Benadryl may be administered according to the manufacturer’s suggested dosage. Your child should not come to school on narcotic medication for pain management as these medications may cause dizziness, light-headedness and sedation, which make it difficult for your child to function safely and effectively in school.

    Administration of specific nonprescription medications is available to all students under the guidelines of the district’s Medical Director. These medications include cough drops, throat spray, and Neosporin ointment.

    All controlled medications must be hand-delivered to the school nurse or the principal’s designee by a parent or guardian, at which time it will be counted and signed for.