Families requiring medication for students while at school must adhere to the following policies:
Please note that the school staff is prohibited from providing any medication, including aspirin, to any student without completion of the required authorization form.
- Diocesan Medical Authorization Form must be completed and signed by BOTH the parent/guardian and the child's pediatrician. This form is applicable for EpiPen medication or inhaler medication as perscribed. Neither phone calls nor handwritten notes are accepted.
- Changes in dosage or times of dosage must be communicated to the office by completing a new Diocesan Medical Authorization Form.
- All medications must be brought in the original container to the main office by a parent. A prescription label must indicate student's name, name of medication, physician's name, dosage and times for dosage. Parent/guardian must also provide utensil for dispensing liquid medicines brought to school.
- Medicine will remain in and be dispensed from the school office. A note should be sent to the child's teacher asking the teacher to send the child to the office at the proper time to receive medication. (Note: medicine will only be dispensed to children who report to the office for it.)
- Students may not have medication in their possession (i.e., backpacks, lockers or lunch boxes) during the school day, unless indicated by a pediatrician (see below). This prohibition includes cough drops, which are considered non-prescription medicine.
- Students may keep inhalers and EpiPens with them if a physician has indicated a serious need.
- Students must be free of fever (fever = over 99 degrees) without medication, and not have vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
- A doctor's note is required to return to school after missing more than 3 days of school due to illness or an infection such as chicken pox.