Dear Northshore Parents,
The Northshore School District recommends that medication be taken at home whenever possible. We recognize, however, that in some cases it is essential that medication be administered during the school day. If school personnel need to be involved in the administration or supervision of medication at school, the following is needed:
Please do not put any kind of medicine, including aspirin, vitamins, and cough drops in your child's lunch box. Unidentified medicine and single pills cannot be given at school. Medicine must be given under guidance of the school nurse and following written instructions by the physician, and/or the parent/guardian.
1. All medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription, need a current medical order. An order from the student's physician/dentist for administration of medication can be verified by phone or FAX by the school nurse.
2. Medication must be delivered to school in a properly labeled prescription or original, over-the-counter container. The student's name must be on the label with proper identification of the drug, dosage, and directions for administration. Medication that is to be administered for more than fifteen (15) consecutive school days requires additional instructions from the physician/dentist.
3. A quantity sufficient for one month only can be sent to school.
4. The medication order is effective for the current school year only. If changes in the medication order occur, the parent is responsible for notifying the school and providing medical verification from the physician/dentist.
5. The parent/guardian can delegate the responsibility for self-administration of medication to their child, but in doing so, releases the school district from any obligation to supervise or monitor the student. The student is to carry only a one day supply of the medication in the original container accompanied by written permission to self-medicate signed by the parent/guardian. Medications to be self-administered for more than fifteen (15) consecutive days require a current medical order signed by the physician and parent.
Thank you for your cooperation