It is strongly recommended that students take their medications at home. However, we recognize that there may be special circumstances in which a student may require medications during the regularly scheduled school day.
Medication is defined as prescription medication or an over the counter medication. No student may carry or take any medication at school without written authorization from the parent/guardian and/or a medical provider.
If your student requires prescription medication at school we require an Authorization to Dispense form to be filled out by the parent and the physician. The form is required to be filled out and returned to the school nurse before the administration of any medication in the school setting. The form must be filled out each year and for any changes in the administration/dose of the medication(s). Prescription medication must come to the school in the original container labeled for the student by a pharmacist in accordance with law, and must be administered in a manner consistent with the instructions on the label. Parents may request a bottle for home and a bottle for school from the pharmacy. Any unused medications will be returned at the end of the school year.
Staples/Motley Schools do not supply over the counter medications (like Tylenol, ibuprophen, cough drops, etc.) Parents may provide over the counter medications in the original bottle/packaging to be kept in the nurse’s office for their child’s use only. An Authorization to Dispense form must be filled out by the parent/guardian prior to any medication being administered in the school setting. Any unused medications will be returned at the end of the school year.