Does the school provide medication?
No, the school does not provide medication. Medication must be brought to the front office or school clinic by the parent/guardian except as otherwise permitted. An “Authorization to Give Medication” Form JLCD-2 must be completed and filed with the School Clinic. Back to Top
May the parent/guardian bring and give medications to their student?
Yes, a parent/guardian may come to school and give their child medication. Appropriate visitor sign-in procedures should be followed. Back to Top
Why do I need a doctor's health care provider’s note for adult strength when the doctor told me it was ok?
The School Nurse wants to protect your child and must follow guidelines for dosage recommended by the manufacturer. Back to Top
How do students get their medications at the After School Program (ASP)?
The Principal, with input from the School Nurse, and the After School Program Director, will determine by whom and how medication will be secured and administered at ASP. Back to Top
Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.Back to Top
How much time do I have to get to the school if the nurse calls me to pick up my child?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. You, or a person you designate, must arrive within 15 minutes if your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher. Otherwise, 911 will be called. Back to Top
How long will my child’s over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with parent/guardian permission as needed through out the school year. A health care provider’s note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days. Back to Top
If I give my child Tylenol for a fever, can I still send them to school?
If the fever is more than 100.9 degrees F before you give them Tylenol, then your child cannot come to school. Your child may return to school when his/her temperature is below 101 degrees F without Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication for 24 hours, if s/he feels well and is not showing any signs of illness. Back to Top
Can my child carry his Epipen, insulin or asthma inhaler at school?
Yes, students may carry inhalers and Epipens or insulin with a completed “Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication” Form JLCD-10 on file in the clinic. Back to Top