Prescription Medication

The school health service office must have a signed doctor’s order and authorization from the parent or legal guardian in order to administer prescription medication.

The doctor’s order and parent authorization must be renewed at the start of each school year.

All medication must be brought in the original container or prescription bottle, correctly labeled with the child’s name, type of medication, dose of the medication and instructions for administration.

The label on the prescription bottle must match the doctor’s order.

The health office will not cut pills. Pill cutting must be done by the pharmacist or parent.

The parent or other adult is responsible for bringing medication to the health office.

Non Prescription Medication

Grades K-5 – Non-prescription, over-the-counter medications are subject to the same requirements as prescription medications.

Grades 6-12 – Non-prescription, over-the-counter medications may be administered in school with a parent or guardian’s prior written authorization. Parents or guardians are responsible for their child’s supply of non-prescription medication. The medication must be in the original container that clearly identifies the medication. 
Medications can only be dispensed in school when absolutely necessary for the well-being of the student. All medications must be kept in the Health Office unless special arrangements are made with the School Nurse for that building.

Medication Request & Physician Authorization Form

Grades 6-12 Only: Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form