Medications: Students may not have medications in their possession. This includes cough drops, cold medicine, tylenol, vitamins and any other over the counter medications or preparations. Medications prescribed by a physician must be kept in the nurse's office. These medications must be kept in the original container and be accompanied by written permission and directions from the physician in order to be administered by the school nurse. There are NO exceptions to this rule. Parents must bring all medications to the nurse's office; students may not transport any medicine of any kind.
If your child is one of our students who has allergies please contact the nurse as soon as possible so we will be able to provide a safe learning environment for your child. Children can have allergies to environmental sources, seasonal pollen, food and medications.
If your child’s physician has prescribed a medication (s) for your child’s allergies, there are forms that need to be completed by the physician and parent so the medication can be given to your child in school.
These forms are available the Nurse’s Corner front page under the link of Medication Form. After reviewing the form if you need further information please contact the school nurse.
Children with reactive airway disease/asthma, who have medication in school, are required to have an Asthma Treatment Plan. The Asthma Treatment Plan is required by NJ State Law and is completed by your child’s physician and signed by the parent/guardian. The information in the Asthma Treatment Plan enables us to assist your child should there be a respiratory emergency during school hours. An Asthma Treatment Plan is required for any child who has an inhaler or nebulizer medications in school. For additional information about Asthma and Asthma Treatment Plans, please visit The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey’s website at http://www.pacnj.org/.
These forms are available the Nurse’s Corner front page under the link of Asthma Treatment Plan Form. After reviewing the form if you need further information please contact the school nurse.