Medications at School
I have added this page, since this topic alone generated many questions among parents. I hope this is helpful. We are permitted to give a variety of medications here at school, however, their administration is strictly guided by school policy, and also by the direction of the school physician. Please note, FOR ANY MEDICATIOS OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED BELOW, a medication form is required with both the parent AND health care provider's signatures (only Physicians, OR Physician's Assistants, OR Nurse Practitioners may sign). This policy applies to all prescription AND over-the-counter medications.
The medications that we keep in stock in the Health Office, and that WE DO NOT NEED A MEDICATION FORM ARE; Tylenol (you may initial your permission for this on your child's individual emergency form for this), Tums, Chloraseptic Throat spray, cough drops, Neosporin, Hydrocortisone Cream, Benadryl Cream, Caladryl, Saline lens solution, Visine eye drops, Sterile eye irrigant (for eye injuries), Orajel (for dental discomfort), Blistex and Vaseline.
All other medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, require a medication form, with both the parent and health care provider signatures (Physician, OR Physician Assistant, OR Nurse Practitioner). OR you may bring a copy of the actual doctor's prescription to the Health Office. These include; Motrin, Advil or Ibuprofen, individual asthma inhalers, Epipen or Benadryl for allergic reaction, or any other medication NOT listed in the paragraph above.
Please note, at the elementary school level, children are NOT permitted to carry ANY medication back and forth to or from school. An adult must bring in medication, and is required to sign the permission form in the Health Office at the time the medication is brought to the nurse. Please note that Health Office hours are 8:30-4:00.
** After school activities and medications- If your child has a medical condition, and they may require medication (inhaler or epipen) during the activity, the Council Rock School District has a policy and speical form that permits students to carry medication with them. Please note- students found to be carrying medication with them, who do not have the district medication forms signed by the physician, parent and child in the Health Office, are not in compliance with CRSD medication policy, and may be subject to disciplinary action. Please feel welcome to call the Health Office. We would be happy to explain the policy, and provide the forms to you, and discuss a safety plan for your child. *At this time, the 'self-carry' medication forms are ONLY available from the school nurse, or on the shelves outside the Health Office.
Again, extra medication forms are available on the shelves in the hallway, immediately outside the Health Office door. If you have any quesitons, please feel welcome to visit or call the Health Office at 215 944 2409.