As cold/flu season is officially here we are sending out a reminder regarding our Medication Policy. These policies include, but are not limited to, cough drops, throat lozenges and Tylenol. Please read and if you have any questions, contact Nurse Dana at 224-765-3509.
The District's medication procedures are as follows:
1) A School Medication Authorization Form completed and signed by the parent/guardian and doctor must be on file at school to permit the child to receive all medication, including those available over the counter, during school hours. All appropriate forms are available from the nurse or on the District website. Please do not give your child any medicines (including cough drops, nose drops, aspirin, antibiotics, etc.) to keep on their person or in backpacks or in lunch bags. This is for the safety of your child as well as other students.
2) Over-the-counter medicine must be brought to the school in the ORIGINAL package labeled with the student’s name.
3) All prescription medication must be furnished by the parent in a LABELED pharmacy container which displays the following: child’s name, date, prescription number, medication name, dose, and administration directions, as well as the physician’s name, and pharmacy address and phone number.
4) All medication should be brought to school by the parent or guardian. Students should not have medication, including cough drops, in their possession.
5) The consumption of medication will be supervised by the school nurse. When it is not possible for the school nurse to dispense medications or to supervise the self- administration of medication by the student, an administrator will supervise or dispense.
6) NSSD 112 reserves the right to reject any request for administration of medicine in the schools and to contact the student’s physician to request an opinion regarding the child’s current health status before administering any medication.
7) For students with severe allergies and/or asthma, in conjunction with the physician and the parent/guardian, circumstances should be identified in which the student may self-administer and/or carry the medication. A student will be permitted to carry and/or self-administer medication for asthma and/or an epinephrine auto-injector.
8) All School Medication Authorization forms expire at the end of each school year. New orders must be provided at the beginning of each school year.
Medication Authorization forms can be found on the district website under the Health section.