Medications at School

A student may not self-carry any prescription medications. They must be stored in the health office. This includes all prescription medications and controlled substance medications. If it is a controlled prescription medication, it must be brought in and counted. Marijuana, even with medical marijuana card, is not allowed anywhere in student's possession or on school grounds.

The only exception to this is students who self-carry medications for emergencies – asthma, epi pens, severe migraines, etc. Those students must have paperwork in the health office that is on file that says self-carry of certain prescriptions is appropriate.

NO ONE ELSE MAY HAVE MEDICATIONS ON THEIR PERSON, IN THEIR CAR, OR ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.

If a student is found carrying medications, unless verified that paperwork is on file with the nurse, they will be confiscated and locked up until appropriate paperwork is received, or a parent or guardian can come retrieve them. It is a safety concern for all students.

The only medications students can carry on them are over the counter medications. These over the counter medications are not to be shared. The medication must be in the same bottle as it was purchased. Students are allowed to carry up to 5 days dosage of over-the-counter medications

To the right is the medication form students can bring in, signed by their doctor, for them to be administered prescription medications and over the counter medications at school.

Authorization to Administer Medication

The Authorization to Administer Medication is to be signed by your health care provider, giving the school nurse permission to administer prescription medication in school.  This form must be filled out and signed by you and your Health Care Provider (HCP) if your child is taking prescription medication during school hours.
 
All required forms can be downloaded from the list to the right.