Medications at School

USD #385

Department of Health Services

 

MEDICATIONS

 

Over the counter and prescription medications can be administered at the school through the Health Office. The following guidelines will be strictly adhered to:

 

Prescription Medications:

  1. All prescription medications require written permission from the parent/guardian AND physician. Permission must be resubmitted every year.
  2. Prescription medications must be provided in the original container and be within the expiration date period.
  3. All controlled substances defined as such under state or federal law will be kept in locked cabinets under the supervision of the registered nurse.

 

Over-the-counter Medications:

Parents/Guardians of students in grades PreK-12 may choose to allow their child to receive over-the-counter medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, triple antibiotic ointment, cough drops, anti-itch cream, etc.) in the school setting without a physician’s signature.  Permission must be resubmitted every year.

Grades PreK-5: 

  1. Parents/Guardians must present a signed parental OTC Medication Form.
  2. Parents/Guardians may fill out and return the attached form at any time, but we encourage them to send medication only when their child needs it.
  3. OTC medications will be given according to label instructions. Check your medication carefully to be sure it is labeled for use for your student’s age and is not expired.  Current weight may need to be obtained.
  4. OTC medications will need to be provided by the parent/guardian and must be delivered to the school in an unopened sealed container.  
  5. Vitamins, supplements and other once, twice or three times a day medications should be given at home whenever possible.
  6. All medications at school are given at the discretion of the school nurse who may ask for clarification and/or refuse to administer any medication.

 Grades 6-12: 

  1. Parents/Guardians must present a signed parental OTC Medication Form (available on this site). Parents/Guardians may fill out and return the attached form at any time.
  2. OTC medications will be given according to label instructions. Current weight may need to be obtained.
  3. OTC stock medication includes ibuprofen, acetaminophen, cough drops, triple antibiotic ointment, and anti-itch cream. Any special request medication will need to be provided by the parent/guardian and must be delivered to the school in a sealed container.
  4. Vitamins, supplements and other once, twice or three times a day medications should be given at home whenever possible.
  5. All medications at school are given at the discretion of the school nurse who may ask for clarification and/or refuse to administer any medication.
Click on a document below to view/download it.





Peachjar E-Fliers

See flyers & happenings for your school at:

Follow us on Twitter!