Our medication policy is necessary to ensure the safe and timely administration of medication to your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the School Nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If a student needs specific medication during the day, it is important for parents to co-ordinate the administration of medication with the School Nurse. Any medication should be taken at home if at all possible. Medications that need to be given during the school day are to be brought to and from school by a parent.
Medications must be in their original container, labelled with:
- Name of student
- Name of medication
- Time of administration
- Expiration date
EPI PENS and INSULIN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SIGNED DOCTOR'S ORDER
Medications will be kept in the Nurse’s office. Emergency medications may be kept in other locations if necessary (please discuss with the Nurse). Any change in medication must be clearly communicated, in writing, with the Nurse.
Students should not carry medication with them at school (with the exception of students at the DSC) unless the Nurse has been informed. Students may carry and self-administer their own asthma inhaler. It is also highly advisable for an extra inhaler to be kept with the Nurse.
Refill of medications is the responsibility of the parent. Expired medication will not be administered. Medication will be discarded if not picked up on or before the last day of school.