Health Form 2019-20
We MUST have an updated copy of this form on every student each year.
Policy and Procedures
All medication must be delivered to the school nurse or other designated school employee by the student's parent, legal guardian or designated adult. It is against School Policy for a student to carry ANY medication on their person without prior approval. All medication must be maintained in the Health Room. Violations of the medication policy are dealt with sternly. Medication needed on field trips is also covered by this policy and must be administered by an individual designated by the principal. There are separate permission forms for medication on field trips.
For your child's safety please remember:
ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must have written parental and physician authorization before medication can be administered at school. Form Med-1.
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS must have written parental authorization before medication can be administered at school. Form Med-3.
ALL MEDICATION must be administered as labeled. Medication must be brought to school by a parent/legal guardian or designated person over 18 years of age and given directly to the school nurse or designated school personnel.
Parents are responsible for knowing the expiration date of any medication brought to school and replacing medication before the expiration date. The school nurse/ school designated person will not administer any medication past the expiration date.
ALL MEDICATION MUST BE IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER. The school nurse/school designated person is legally required to administer only medication with FDA approval.
If your child forgets to take a morning dose of medication, school nurses are not allowed to give that dose at school. Parents may come to the Health Room to give the missed dose.
Students with medication prescribed by a health care provider contained in the original packaging and appropriately labeled may carry these medications, may self-monitor and may self-administer these medications only if we have permission from the prescribing doctor and the parent/legal guardian. If there is sufficient evidence that unsupervised self-monitoring or self-medicating would seriously jeopardize the safety of the student or others, (stimulants, pain relief medication, anti-depressants for example) the school may refuse to allow the student to carry his/her medication. Medications that are approved for self-administering are asthma inhalers, insulin for diabetic students, and Epi-Pens for severe allergic reactions. Form Med-2.
If your child comes to the Health Room and needs to go home, we must contact a parent or legal guardian. We cannot send a student home with anyone until a parent has been notified. This is why it is so very important that we have current information about how to contact you at all times. If your child has an emergency situation or needs immediate care that cannot be provided at school, those contacts you list on the Health Card will be called IF we cannot reach a parent first. Please understand that this is for your child's protection.