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Medication Drop Off Day

This is for students who will require prescription or over-the-counter medication to be dispensed at the Nursing office.  Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for grades K-12, ibuprofen (Advil,Motrin), Maalox, and Tums for grades 6-12 are the only medications that can be given at school without a private physician’s order on file. Therefore, parents are encouraged to deliver necessary medication with the appropriate paperwork on the Medication Drop-Off Day to ensure that all paperwork is complete for the start of school.

August 21, 2024, 8AM-1PM and 3PM-6PM

Nursing Offices in each school building

1. The physician written order for each medication to be administered at school. The order should include the child’s name; date of prescription; name of medication; dosage and route of administration; specific time at which, or special circumstances under which the medication shall be administered and the signature of the prescriber. Note: The label on the container does not count as the physician order. This is a separate item.

2. The medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name, content identification and instructions for administration. Ask the pharmacist for a “school bottle” with a complete label. Over-the-counter medication must be in the original, unopened bottle with a readable label and does require a physician's order to administer.

Medications and signed physician orders not received on drop-off day may not be ready for administration to your student when school begins on August 26, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the nurse in your student’s building.