Children may receive medication at school. It is School District policy that all medication administered be supervised by the school nurse. In the interest of safety for all children, we do not allow students to bring medication to school to be self administered (this includes cough drops). All medications must be delivered to the school nurse by an adult. In order for your child to receive medications at school, we need a signed authorization form. These are available from your school nurse or on-line at http://www.asdk12.org/healthservices/forms/.
- Short-term medications are prescriptions needed for three weeks or less. A current pharmacy labeled container must be brought to school by an adult with an authorization form signed by a parent or guardian.
- Long-term medications (over 3 weeks) require both parent/guardian and physician authorization to be on file with the nurse. These medications must be brought to school by an adult.
- Long Term Non-Prescription Medications can be administered for the duration of the school year. Each request is subject to the school nurse’s approval and will be given at the standard dosage recommended by the manufacturer. In order for these medications to be administered at school, we need a signed authorization form and they must be in the original container.
Please do NOT allow your child to bring in medication, it must be hand carried to the nurse by an adult.