Your school nurse is available to ensure medications are administered safely during the school day.
- Prescription medications that must be given at school require the Prescription Medication Form with physician and parent signatures.
- Permission for non-prescription medications can be found on the yearly Health Information Form on the Parent Portal account.
- In general, medications are stored and administered in the Health Office.
Bringing Medications to School
- All prescription medications must be in correct pharmacy labeled packaging and all non-prescription medication must be in original packaging.
- An adult must bring medication to the School Nurse, unless the student has a self carry order from their physician, in which case a permission to self-administer form must be signed and turned in to the School Nurse.
- Medications cannot be sent to school in student backpacks for safety reasons.
The high school, and in some instances the 7th and 8th grades, may handle medications differently for students as they are involved in sports, internships, overnight trips, work experiences, etc. Contact your school nurse for the current protocols and forms for these grades, as many students will use the self carry and self administration options in the school setting.
Life Threatening Conditions
Conditions such as diabetes, anaphylaxis, asthma, and seizures that have rescue medications are handled individually and may vary grade to grade. If your child has any of the following conditions below, please fill out the corresponding forms and get it signed by your child's doctor:
- Diabetes: Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP)
- Asthma: Asthma Action Plan
- Allergies/Anaphylaxis: Food Allery and Anaphylaxis Plan or Anaphylaxis Plan (for non-food life threatening allergies)
- Seizures: Seizure Action Plan