Please make sure you review the rules for medication administration in the student handbook. Students have been coming into my office to ask about taking medications for which they do not have an authorization from your physician. Your children can only have medication administered at school, prescription or over-the-counter, if there is a current doctor's authorization and an Authorization for Administration of Medication at School form completed and signed by both the parent and the doctor. These forms need to be renewed for each school year.
A parent/guardian needs to bring the medication to school in the medication's original container that has the student's name, medication, dosage and schedule for administration written on the label. Only unexpired medications will be accepted, so please check the expiration dates of all medication, including inhalers, before bringing them to school. Please do not allow your child to carry any medication either, all medications should be stored in the nurse's office with the exception of inhalers or Epipens. If your child is carrying unauthorized medication, it will lead to disciplinary action.
Children need an Authorization for Administration of Medication at School form for all over the counter medication also. Please do not send your student to school with throat lozenges without a doctor's order. Thoat lozenges need to be kept in the health office to reduce the pressure on students to share with other students.