Additional guidelines for medications at school:
*All medication must be kept in the clinic during the school day.
*Over-the-counter medication dosage must not
exceed the dose
recommendation listed on the bottle. Exception: If your physician,
dentist or orthodontist has directed a certain dosage to be given that
is greater than that recommended on the bottle, a written order will
need to be included with the written permission from the parent.
The use of “sample” medication from the physician, dentist, or orthodontist
must have signed written instructions from that doctor accompanied by the
parent's written permission.
*In the interest of safety for all students, medications
cannot be transported to
or from school on the school bus. Should your child need to have medication
at school, please bring or make arrangements for the medication to be brought
to the clinic. For your convenience, many of the local pharmacies will provide
a second labeled container for medications needed at school.
*Please note: If a medication is required “daily” or “twice a day”, please
administer it at home. Many “three times a day” orders may also be given
at home unless the doctor requests specific times during the day.
*Inhalers: Students that have asthma may experience times when symptoms
worsen and the physician requests the student carry an inhaler to be used when
needed. Please provide a letter from the physician permitting the student to
carry the inhaler. It is strongly recommended that a spare inhaler be kept in
the clinic in case the student cannot locate the inhaler.