If a student is to take either over-the-counter or prescription medication, the parent must complete a Request for Medication Administration form. All forms are found on the GRACE website in the SCHOOL LIFE section under the heading Handbook & Forms.
- All medications and forms must be submitted to the office by the parent or guardian. Over-the counter medication must be in its original bottle and clearly marked with the student’s name.
- Prescription medication must be in its original bottle and clearly labeled with the name of the student, name of the medication, dosage, duration of treatment, and physician’s name.
- Medication is not to be kept with the student, in a locker, in the classroom, nor is it to be administered by a teacher.
- Students with life-threatening illnesses or allergies should have an emergency plan on file in the school office as well as a current dosage of emergency medication. This plan may be provided by the student’s physician or the health department.
If a student is injured, he/she should be sent to the office. A Student Injury/Accident Report will be completed by the supervising teacher if the injury is serious enough to warrant a call to the parent or emergency personnel.
Students who are prescribed EpiPens for allergies are required to have two (in date) EpiPens. One will be kept in the office. Lower campus students should have an EpiPen in their classroom; upper campus students should carry their own EpiPen.
In the event of a severe reaction or anaphylactic shock when an EpiPen has not been provided and a need for one has not been indicated or documented in the past, in an apparent life-threatening situation, such as anaphylactic shock, the school nurse may administer an EpiPen.