Ideally, medications should be given at home. Day students who need to take prescription medication during the school day must have a written Medication Order Form/Authorization for Prescription Medication form on file in the health center (forms can be obtained from the school nurse). The school recognizes that some students may need to self-administer/carry their own supply of medication. Students who have the completed physicians order form on file may carry a one day supply of their medication with them. The school recommends that spare medication, properly labeled in its original container, be kept in the health center in case the student runs out or forgets to bring it.
Minor symptoms can occur that require the use of non-prescription
medications for treatment. Parents can complete an Authorization for
Non-Prescription Over-the-Counter Medications form (forms can be
obtained from the school nurse) which will allow the nurses to
administer a single dose of in stock medication such as Ibuprofen or
cough syrup. This form is for day students only since boarding students
medication/treatments are classified under our physicians’ standing