Medication Information

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL 

It is best for medication to be given at home, but we understand that it is sometimes not possible. If a medication must be given during the school day, please follow these important procedures:

  • Both written doctor order and parent permission are required for ALL medication. This includes all types of prescription treatments, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies. Medication Order forms can be obtained from the District website or from the nurse.
  • A responsible adult must bring medications to school and they must be in their original container. Once medications are delivered to school, they are safely stored in the nurse office and administered by the nurse as prescribed. All medication administration should be handled through the nurse office. 
  • At the end of the school year, medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Orders and forms do not roll over into the next school year. They must be updated and re-submitted for each school year. Medication left in the nurse office after the last school day will be discarded.


EMERGENCY/LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS

  • If your child will keep an emergency medication at school, please collaborate with your doctor to complete an Emergency Action Plan. There is a specific Asthma Action Plan, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan, and Seizure Action Plan for students with those health conditions. These forms are available on-line through the CYSD website, or from the nurse. 
  • Emergency, life-saving medications and action plans will be sent on field trips and safely stored by the teacher. When your child has a field trip, please contact the nurse with any questions or concerns. 

 


COUGH DROPS IN SCHOOL:

Cough drops brought to school MUST be in the ORIGINAL container with a note from the parent, and be brought to the nurse on arrival.

For K-3 students, they will be kept in the nurse's office, and be used there, under supervision of the school nurse. For grade 4-6 students, they will be checked by the nurse and labeled to be kept at teacher's desk, and used under adult supervision.

Cough syrups, dissolving strips, lollypops, and Vitamin C drops are NOT to be sent to school with students.

Thank you for your cooperation.