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Medication Quick Facts

 

  • All medications given at school must have a note from the parent/guardian with date, studentís name, name of the medication, amount to be given, when it is to be given, reason for medication and length of time the medication will be given.

  • Medications should be given at home whenever possible.  Once a day, twice a day and even three times a day medications can usually be managed at home.

  • Non-prescription medications (those bought over-the-counter) must be in the original package/container, not a baggie, envelope, etc.  Over-the-counter medications will only be given according to the directions on the package, unless the school receives a doctorís order to do otherwise.  The school will need a signed note from the parent/guardian with date, studentís name, name of medication, amount to be given, when it is to be given, reason for medication and length of time the medication will be given.

  • Prescription medications must be in original container with pharmacy label or written instructions from the doctor.  Send to school (in the original container) only what is needed for the doses to be taken at school.  Prescription medications will only be given according to doctorís written instructions or the instructions on the pharmacy label.  The school will need a signed note from the parent/guardian with date, studentís name, name of medication, amount to be given, when it is to be given, reason for medication and length of time the medication will be given.  Changes in long-term daily medication must have a written note from the doctor.

  • Parents are responsible for assuring medication arrives safely at school.

  • Medication will not be sent home with a student eighth grade or younger.  Ninth thru twelfth grade students may bring medications home if the school has received written permission from a parent/guardian.  (2001 Indiana State Law)

  • After contacting parent/guardian regarding pick-up, or the conclusion of the school year, all medications not picked up within a timely manner will be destroyed.

 

In partnership with our families and the community, the mission of the Jay School Corporation is to provide a quality educational program, which causes each student to think, reason, and communicate and to make positive contributions to our community.