Medications at School
My child needs medication at school
Prescription medication – to be taken 10 days or less:
- Parent/guardian must bring the medication in the pharmacy container labeled with the child’s name. A second labeled container may be obtained from the pharmacy for use at school or home.
- Medication authorization form must be completed and signed by parent/guardian.
- Only medication ordered to be given four times a day, or at a specified time, will be given at school.
Prescription medication – to be taken longer than 10 days:
- Parent/guardian must bring medication to the health office in the pharmacy container labeled with the child’s name.
- Medication authorization forms completed and signed by parent/guardian and MD are required. Forms may be obtained from the health office or from the school health office website.
- No more than a one month supply (or less of the medication may be kept at school.
Non-Prescription (over-the-counter) medication:
- Medication authorization form must be filled out and signed by parent/guardian.
- Medication should be in the original container.
- Parent/guardian must bring medication and completed form to the health office.
- Students are not allowed to transport medications to and from school. Emergency medications (EpiPen, inhalers, etc.) may be carried by the student with required authorization.
- Please inform the nurse of all medications taken by your child, even if taken at home.
- Herbal medications and vitamins are not given at school.
- All medications must be stored in the health office.
- Please pick up all medication on the last day of school. Medications left will be discarded.
- All prescription medications must be brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled bottle. If requested, the pharmacist can give you an extra labeled bottle for the doses at school.