Medications in School
- Prescription and Over-the-counter medications can only be given
if a Medication Administration form has been completed and is signed
by the parents/guardian and the health care provider. If a student
will take a medication on a regular basis through out the school
year, the beginning date would be the first date of school and the
end date would be the last day of school. The process for the
student to receive medications at school is as follows:
- Complete the Medication Administration Form. This form was
mailed to all parents/guardians. If you need additional forms,
please contact the school. This form can also be found on the school
- The form can be brought, faxed or mailed to your health care provider for their signature. The doctor who orders the medication should be the one that signs the form. Mr. Bahr has said that parents may use the fax at the school. Please contact your health care provider if you are going to fax the form. Because of privacy rights, your doctor may not be able to fax the form back to the school unless they have your permission.
- Ask the pharmacist to fill a prescription bottle specifically for school use.
- Bring the medication to the school. It would be helpful if this could be done before the first day of school.
- Over-the-counter medication should be brought to school in the
original container with the label intact.
A new medication form is needed when:
- Any new medication is started during the school year. This
includes antibiotics that are given over 7 to 10 days.
When the dosage, time, or how the medication is administered has
changed. Sometimes during the school year, medication dosages are
increased or decreased and a new form would need to be completed.
If you go to the doctor’s office and they order a prescription to be given during the school day, please ask them to print the form from the Ada-Borup website and complete it while you are in the clinic. We realize that when you are at the doctor’s office you may forget that they will need to take the medication at the school. Please bring your child to school with the medication they will be taking and begin the process of completing the Medication Administration form. It is the school policy that medications can only be given after this form is completed, including parent and health care provider signatures.
Medications that are used in the treatment of ADD or ADHD need to be brought to the school by the parent/guardian. Since these medications are controlled substances, we ask that you bring them for your child and other children’s safety.
You will be notified when your child’s medication supply is low.