Medications at School

It is important to note the following information about medication administration while at school:

  • If your child is on medication please request a separate bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic. All medicine must be in the original container.


  • Parent or guardian must administer the first time dose of any new prescription medication or any over the counter medicine. The parent should be in close supervision of the child for at least 24 hours to detect if any serious reactions occur.


  • Please do not send medication to school by the child. A parent or guardian needs to bring all medicine to school.


  • A physician’s authorization is required for all prescription medication, herbal medication, or doses higher than the bottle recommends.


  • A parent or guardian signature is required before medication will be administered.


  • Medicine must be picked up at the end of the school year; any medicine not picked up will be discarded.


  • The Authorization to Administer Medication form is good for one school year.


  • Any changes in medication dosage must have a physician’s order. Each medication requires its own medication form.


  • Non-prescription medication will be administered as instructed on the box, unless accompanied by a physician’s order instructing to do differently.