Medication should not be at school at all unless absolutely necessary, and then must be left secure in the office. A form (available from the school office) completed and signed by the parent and physician must be kept on file in the school office for medication which is ongoing. Teaching staff are not required to administer medication. Currently, this assignment is handled by an Educational Assistant who dispenses medication.
All students who require Epipens must have one Epipen left in the the main office cupboard and one to be carried in a fanny pack by the student when at school. These precautions will enable teachers and other staff to act immediately, if the critical need arises. Any oral medication to be administered after the Epipen injection should also be carried in the fanny pack and a measured quantity should also be left with the office Epipen.
Please alert the office to any medical problem so that we can ensure that the proper precautions are taken for your child’s well-being. In order for any medical condition to be documented in the OSR, the school must receive a signed letter detailing the condition from the parent or guardian.