Medications and Medical Conditions
- Medications and Medical Conditions
On the first day of school, a pink sheet will be coming home with your child asking you to update your child's records. Please list all contact numbers including names and numbers of those we can call if we are unable to contact you. On the back, it is important that you include any of your child's medical conditions and medications they are taking. It is extremely important that I know of any medical conditions and medications. If this information should change during the school year, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please complete the medication consent form (available in my office) and provide the medication in the original container. Do not send the medication with your child to school, do not send medication to school that you want to go home with the student everyday. We are unable to have medication come and go home! Please note that sunscreen, herbal medication, natural oils, cough drops all constitute as medication and needs to have a medication consent form filled out. I will be unable to administer these items if this form is not completed. If your child needs to keep an epi-pen and/or inhaler with them, there is a separate form to be completed.
The dosage you write on the medication form must match the dosage on the medication bottle. This is true for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. If your child needs more than the dosage described on the bottle, please provide a note from your child's doctor's office.
Also, for over-the-counter medications, please make sure the medication is age-appropriate for your child. For example, don't provide Extra Strength Acetaminophen for a child who is less than 12 years of age. For children less than 12, you must supply a Children's Acetaminophen. The same holds true with Ibuprofen.