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Kelly VanderRoest » Medication Policy

Medication Policy

All medication should be given outside of school hours, if possible. Three-times-a-day medication can be given before school, after school and at bedtime. The initial dose of a medication must be administered at home,  the doctor’s office or hospital. 

If necessary, medication can be given at school under the following conditions:

  • The medication must be provided by the parent, the medication must be in its original, properly labeled container. The pharmacy can provide a 2nd labeled bottle.

  • All medication must have a prescription (RX) label, a written doctor’s order or a doctor's signature on the Medication Administration Form .

  • No more than a 30 day supply of medication will be accepted.

  • If the medication is a controlled substance, it should be transported by an adult. The medication will be counted upon arrival in the nurse’s office, witnessed and co-signed.

  • Only FDA approved medications manufactured within the United States will be administered. 

  • Homeopathic preparations will not be accepted.

  • A Medication Administration Form must be completed each school year and when any changes occur. A separate form must be completed for each medication.

  • It is encouraged that the parent/guardian pick up the medication when it is discontinued and at the end of the school year. At the end of the school year, all medications that have not been picked up will be destroyed.

  • Over The Counter Medications

    Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Calcuim Carbonate/Simethicone can be administered at school to treat indicated conditions. The medication must be provided by the parent/guardian in its original, factory sealed, travel size bottle, with a complete intact label and the Over the Counter Medication Administration Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.