If it is necessary for prescription medication to be given during the school day, please send the medication and a note from a parent or legal guardian to the health service stating the name of the medication, when and how long it is to be taken, and the name of the doctor prescribing it . Prescription medication must be kept in the health service, in a prescription or original bottle, with the student's name, the medication name, directions for use and dosage, doctor's name and phone number of the pharmacy. We will also need a permission slip signed by the physician.
Emergency prescription medications may, with special arrangements, be carried by your student at school. This would include medications for asthma, allergy, and diabetes. These medications would require school nurse assessment of student skills to self administer, parent and doctor written permission to carry and self administer. You may copy all the forms needed off this web sight or have your student pick up copies in the health service.
Health Service does not administer any "dietary supplements", herbal products or any products not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Non Prescription Medication Elementary and middle school students can keep a small supply of over the counter medications in the health service in original bottles with a parent/gardian permission form. If the over the counter medicine is used on a routine baisis health service staff will request a medical providers order be provided. High School students are permitted to carry a maximum of two doses of over the counter medication for self-administration to relieve symptoms of minor pain, cramps, indigestion, and headache. This policy DOES NOT ALLOW high school students to carry over the counter stimulants used to stay awake such as NoDoze, Vivarin, Ephedrine, and Caffeine.