ALL medications given in school, require both parental consent and a physician's order. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter medications (e.g. Tylenol, Advil, eyedrops, lotions, etc.). If you wish your child to receive any medications during the year, please complete and return the Authorization for Administration of Medication form. This form must be renewed annually. The medication must be sent in to school in the original pharmacy labeled bottle (no zip lock bags, loose pills etc please). Medication MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY AN ADULT AND SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH AN ADULT. NO medication should be transported in a student's backpack.
Any medication needed on field trips (inhalers, ADD medication, etc.) can ONLY be administered by a parent, parent designee (not a district employee) or "self-directed" student. A self-directed student is determined by the physician and MUST HAVE written orders, signed by the MD, stating that the child is independent in the administration of the medication.
The only medication a teacher can administer is Epinephrine (Epipen, Auvi Q, etc.). Many of the teachers are trained to assist in the administration of Epinephrine, but can only do so if it is in the student's possession. In the absence of a students epinephrine (none was sent by the parent for the student) , 911 will be called.
ALL students that require Epinephrine auto-injectors (Epi-pen, Auvi Q) and/or inhalers must carry these on their person, for field trips, after hours rehearsals and/or overnight activities plus ALL SPORTING EVENTS