Parents must bring all medications to school. Students are NOT allowed to transport medication to and from school.
Administration of Non-Prescription Medications:
Parent will complete a medication administration request form and provide the medication in the original, unopened, packaging with the student’s name on it. Per CCPS Policy, school personnel may not administer non-prescription medication more than twice a day, more than three consecutive days, or more than three times per month without the written authorization of the student’s licensed health care provider. All medication will be brought to the clinic by the parent.
Administration of Prescription Medications:
School personnel will administer prescription medication to a student only with a written order from the student’s licensed health care provider that specifies the name of the medication, required dosage, and time the medication is to be given. A medication request form will be completed by the parent and provider. The medication, in its original container will be brought to the clinic by the parent. Students are not allowed to transport medication to and from school.
If your student requires prescription medication at school, please provide the required order when presenting the medication to clinic personnel. There are two medication request forms. One is for prescription medications and one is for over-the-counter medications.
Students with health concerns such as asthma, diabetes, seizures & life-threatening allergies will need to have a health plan form completed by a physician. You may find these forms online at the Student Health and Safety link below. These forms are also available in the clinic.
Parents of students with health concerns are encouraged to contact the school nurse.
Our clinic staff includes a Registered Nurse and Clinic Assistant who work together to promote optimum health for the school community. Functions of our school health team include:
- Review of health records to identify students with health needs
- Developing emergency action plans for students with health problems such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures
- Identification and follow-up of health problems affecting children’s learning
- Referrals to community resources
- Individualized health education to students, parents, and school personnel
- Medication administration
- Review of student’s immunization records
- Investigation and follow-up of communicable diseases
- Participation on IEP teams and 504 planning
- Emergency First Aid
- Health Screenings (hearing, vision), health education classes
- Promotion of wellness activities for faculty and staff
- Representation on committees within the school