Letter to Families...
Medications may be dispensed in school when the student's health may be jeopardized without it, and when needed to maintain/promote the health of the student so that learning is enhanced.
Please note: All medication, including short and long term medication, whether prescription or non-prescription, requires both physician and parent written consent.
If your student needs to take medication during school, the school district requires:"Over the counter" (non-prescription) medications:
1. Signed written permission from the parent/guardian for school personnel to dispense medication.
2. A statement from the prescribing physician which includes name of medication, the reason it is prescribed, and the dosage, time and frequency that the medication is to be given at school. (The physician must write this or use a district medication form.) The statement must be annually updated.
3. Medication must be in the original container which includes product instructions.
2. Long-term medications : an annual statement from the prescribing physician is required which includes name of medication, the reason it is prescribed, and the dosage, time and frequency that the medication is to be given at school. (The physician must write this or use a district medication form.) HS-49b
Short-term medication : the pharmacy label on the prescription container may be used for up to 2 weeks without a physician's statement.
3. Prescription medication must be in the properly labeled pharmacy container. (Ask the pharmacist for a bottle for home and one for school each time the prescription is refilled.)
NOTE: School personnel will not dispense medications which are sent ot school in improperly labeled containers (i.e. plastic bags, envelopes, aluminum foil, cellophane, etc.)