Please read the very important information and changes in the medication policy.
The State of Alabama requires the following regulations concerning the medications in the school setting:
1. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRANSPORT MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL.
Parent/Guardian must be responsible for bringing all medications to school. This includes cough drops, vitamins, supplements, over-the counter-medications and prescription.
2. Prescription Medication administered at school:
a. Your physician must complete a "School medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization" Form before any medication can be given at school.
b. Inhalers must have proper authorization signed by the parent and physician. It must have a prescription label attached or sent in the original box with a corresponding order from the doctor.
c. All medications must be in original containers (do not send in Ziploc bags, envelopes, etc.) with a corresponding order from the doctor.
3. Over-the-counter medication, such a Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, etc., must be purchased by the parent and brought to school by the parent in the original container with a completed "School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization" form giving specific instructions. NO HANDWRITTEN NOTE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
a. Such medications can only be administered for a maximum of two weeks and will be discarded after this time. The district school nurse must evaluate and approve all over-the-counter medicines and parental instructions, determine if it is appropriate and if a physician order is necessary.
b. If needed longer than two weeks, a physician's order will have to be signed and brought to school with medication by an adult.
4. IF YOUR STUDENT HAS FOOD ALLERGIES AN ORDER MUST BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN AND BE ON FILE WITH THE LUNCHROOM STAFF. A NEW ORDER MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE LUNCHROOM EACH SCHOOL YEAR. THE ORDER MUST STATE ALL KNOWN FOOD ALLERGIES AND BE SIGNED BY THE PHYSICIAN TO BE VALID.