Health Information

Medication Guidelines

If under exceptional circumstances a child is required to take medication during the school day and theparent cannot be at school to administer the medication, the school nurse or principal’s designee will administer the medication in compliance with these regulations.

• All medication must be in its original container and taken to the nurse upon arrival at school.

– The container must be marked with the child’s name.

– The original prescription label for inhalers and epi-pens must be on file in the nurse’s office.

The district prescription medication form must be completed and signed by the parent before medication can be brought to school or consumed on school property.

– This form is available from the nurse or the attendance secretary.

• If over-the-counter medication, such as Tylenol, is to be administered at school, the student must bring the medication and the completed Permission Form to Take Over-the-counter medication to the office.

– Each medication administered must have a separate permission form and cannot be combined on one form.

• The school nurse or school personnel will

– inform appropriate staff members of the medication

– keep a record of the administration of medication

– keep medication in a secure place

– return the unused portions of the medication to the parent, guardian or student unless instructed otherwise.

• The student’s parents must inform the school nurse or school attendance secretary of any changes in the child’s health or medication.

• The school reserves the right to refuse requests to administer medication under special circumstances.

Students with Special Health Care Needs

Many health care services can be provided for students to keep them at school so they can learn and participate with other students. Our goal is to provide information to parents and legal guardians about some of the services and programs available for addressing the health care needs of students during the school day to help students succeed in school. It is important that the necessary health care information is shared with the appropriate people – such as teachers on duty during break, busdrivers and cafeteria employees – to make sure the students’ needs are

Individual Health Care Plans or Individual Health Plans (IHP)

Students with special health care needs — chronic health conditions requiring treatments, procedures, medications and/or monitoring – must have IHPs performed by school personnel. Students with inhalers and epi-pens must also have IHPs.