Taking medications at school--prescription and over-the-counter
To promote a safe and healthy school environment, and to support the "drug-free" philosophy of the District, our medication administration practices seek to minimize as much as possible the amount of medicines brought to our campuses each day. This protective attitude regarding medication allows secondary students to bring/take only those medications that are essential to their health and ability to function well and safely at school.
If it is necessary for a student to take prescription (Rx) medicine during the school day, a parent/guardian must complete the "Medication Administration Request" for the school nurse to keep on file. The medication label must match the parent permission form. The form is below as "Medication Form" and can be printed off, completed by parent, and sent with the student.
Middle school students must come to the health room to receive prescription RX medications, although, with appropriate doctor’s order and parent permission they may carry their own inhalers or Epi pens.
With parent consent, middle school students may carry small (limited to a one or two day's supply) amounts of nonprescription, over-the-counter medicines, carried in it's original container, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and the like, and self-administer according to the directions on the container marked with his/her name in permanent ink/marker.
All medicines brought to District campuses must be in the original properly labeled container, with the student's name, without regard as to whether it is prescription, over-the-counter(mark name with permanent marker), or self- or other-administered. Name should be written with permanent marker on inhalers or RX label attached. If lost, it can be returned to owner.
Herbal preparations, anabolic steroids, dietary supplements of any type, vitamins, weight reduction, muscle building and performance enhancing aids are not considered essential during school hours/activities and are not allowed to be taken during those times unless administered by a parent.
Medications (including over-the-counter, dietary/herbal supplements of any type, and anabolic steroids) may not be shared with other students under any circumstances. Any violations of these standards are considered infractions subject to consequences outlined in the Student Code of Conduct/Discipline Management Plan.