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Taking Medicine at School


If your child needs to take prescription medication at school, including over-the-counter medications, here are some important rules and policies to follow:

  1. Medications must be brought to school by the parent or another responsible party in the original container.
  2. All medication is to be taken to the nurse's office for secured, locked storage.
  3. Prescription medications must be in a prescription-labeled container the label stating the child's name, current date, name of medication and directions for administration.
  4. Over-the-counter medications must be in their original containers.
  5. Parent permission forms must accompany any kind of medication. Physician requests also must accompany over-the-counter medications and any prescription medication to be given differently than stated in the label directions.
  6. If your child has asthma and you and your child's physician believe it necessary for your child to carry a "rescue" inhaler, as opposed to keeping it in the nurse's office, please contact your school nurse. Authorization forms will be provided for you and the physician to sign.
  7. In grades nine through 12 only, students may carry over-the-counter medications and self-administer these medications, if: the medications are in their original containers; and the student has possession of a note signed by a parent/guardian giving permission for the student to carry and take the drug in question.

If you have questions or would like a copy of the complete Administration of Medication Policy, please contact your school nurse or Lisa Harnacker, Manager of Health Services, at (314) 415-5064.