Westmoreland Elementary School

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Medications in School

Current district policy is that all medications must be brought to or picked up from the health office by a parent or guardian. Please DO NOT send in medications with children  
 
 
 
When it is absolutely medically necessary that a medication be administered during
 
school hours, a written medical order is required from a physician 
 
 
1. The order must specifically state: 
-child's name
-medication
-dosage (such as 'one tablet (or tsp) every 4 hours')
-time to be given (if necessary)
-any pertinent instructions. 
 
2. Please use the proper form (see below to download forms)
 
3. Sign the parental consent/authorization 
 
4.  All medications must be given to the health office in the original container with the pharmacy label. 
 
5. The label must match exactly the medication provided. 
 
6. Over-the-counter medications (including cough drops and Benadryl) follow the same procedures (although a pharmacy label is not required). 
 
7. Please check expiration dates on all medications submitted. Medications that have expired will not be accepted.
 
8.  If possible, send in medication that will not expire before the end of the school year.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me 
 
 
 
1.  EPINEPHRINE PACKET-(Epinephrine with or without Benadryl)-the doctor must complete all pages.
 
2. For any Asthma medication
 
 
3.Basic Medication Form