Only prescription medications can be dispensed at school and those only if there is NO viable alternative.
Written authorization form from parent/guardian and physician's order for giving medication will be required.
The medication must be in the original prescription bottle (ask the druggist to divide prescription so one is for home, one for school). The bottle shall have the identification of the student, the name of the physician, and name and dosage of the drug. Dispensing of the drug will be done by authorized school personnel (school nurse, secretary or principal) as stated on the prescription label.
If possible, instruct the student as to the reason and importance for taking the medicine, and inform the student of the time the medication is to be taken.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School reserves the right to request a medical statement to verify the need for medication during the school day.
Absolutely no medication will be given without written authorization. A permission form and a doctor's order may be obtained from the office. If it is necessary for your child to take prescription medication, bring the signed form with the proper prescription bottle to school. The medication should be brought to the office by a parent and picked up by a parent if any medication remains in the container.