Health & Safety: Student
If your child is taking a medication at home that may impact
his or her school performance or wellness, please notify your
school nurse (whose name and contact information are given on
School Nurses page).
Medications can be administered by the school nurse
at school only under the following guidelines:
- Written permission from both the parent or guardian and
physician are required in order for the school to administer
medication as per New York State Education Law. The
Permission for Medication form can be obtained in the school
health office. All medications including over the counter
preparations, such as Tylenol, cough drops, and topical
ointments, require permission from both the physician and
parent/guardian as well.
- The doctor’s order needs to include the name of the
student, the name of the medication, doses, route, and time
to be administered during the school day.
- An ADULT must bring the medication to
school in the original container. The container must be
properly labeled with correct name of student, name of
medicine, dose, time to be administered, etc. A child cannot
transport medication back and forth to school due to the
danger of loss or accidental misuse of the medication.
It is very important that parents of students with
severe allergies or other chronic medical conditions
contact their school nurse to make her aware of the student's
condition and to create a medical safety plan for the student.