Medication At School:
Here’s a friendly reminder about the procedure to follow if it is
essential that a student receive medication during school. Any and all
medications to be given during school hours by school personnel
must be accompanied by the completed medication form. There are
three types of medication administration at school. The same
medication form is used for all of these situations. Some situations
require a physician’s signature, some do not.
Long Term Medication Administration:
This covers medications to be taken by a student at a prescribed time
every day during school hours for the duration of the school year.
This also includes prescription medications such as asthma inhaler
or epi-pens, etc. to be used as needed. This situation does require a written
order from the physician as well as parent/guardian permission.
Short Term Medication Administration:
This covers medications to be taken by a student at a prescribed time or on an
“as needed” basis for a single period of ten days or less. This would
include antibiotic therapy, or an over the counter medication for
treatment of a specific ailment for that specific ten day period, etc.
This situation requires written instructions and permission from parent
Over the Counter Medication Administration for use
This covers any over the counter medication that
you wish your child to have access to during school hours for the
duration of that school year. This would include Tylenol, Advil,
Tums, Cough Medicines, etc