• MEDICATION GUIDELINES

    • All permissions are good for 1 school year and expire at the end of the year.
    • The nurse cannot administer any medication without written parent consent.  For medication provided by school permission is given in Powerschool (see below).  For medications dropped off by the parents/guardians this persmission is provided on the Medication Administration Permission Form and a physician medical order (if prescription).  See the medication Administration Permission form below.
    • ANY change to the medication order requires completion of a new form (such as medication name, dose, time).
    • Only medications that must be given during school hours will be given to avoid loss of education time.  Medications given once, twice or three times a day should be given at home.  
    • Only a maximum of a 30 day supply of medication can be stored in the school clinics. Refills in the clinic cannot be transported by your child, it must be dropped off by the parent/guardian or a person over the age of 18 that has a written note from the parent allowing them to drop off meds for their child. 
    • Westfield Schools Policy states that non-FDA approved medications will not be dispensed during school hours, this includes but is not limited to vitamins, herbs, essential oils, and homeopathic medications. 
    • Discontinued medication must be picked up the day of discontinuation or within 1 week of notification to the school nurse. 
    • END of the school year- all medications must be picked up by the end of the school year, please make arrangements to pick up by the last day of school.  All medications that are not picked up will be disposed of.  Due to safety concerns during the summer months, no long term storage is available. 

     

    RETURNING STUDENTS - PERMISSION TO ALLOW THE NURSE TO GIVE MEDICATIONS IN THE HEALTH CLINIC

    1. Log onto your Parent access to Powerschool.  You can find this by going to Parents > Powerschool.  If you have forgotten your log on information please contact the school directly, the school nurse does not have access to this information.
    2. Navigate to Demographic Updates
    3. Go to the Medical Info tab and update all information. Once you have made your changes, go to Confirm and Submit tab and complete the information on this page.  Please make sure you include the date of the changes this helps the nurse identify when a change is made.  

    The Westfield Washington Schools Medication Policy and the Indiana State Code of Mediations administered at schools, requires completion of the medical information in Powerschool prior to administering any medications at school. 

    DROPPING OFF MEDICATON FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE CLINIC?

    1. Print out and complete the Permission to Give Meds form and drop it off to the nurse with the medication.
    2. According to the WWS Policy and Indiana State Code, parent/guardian must drop off the medication to the nurse, your child is not allowed to transport medication to the health clinic.

    Medication Administration Permission Form (parent provided meds)

    ARE YOU DROPPING OFF AN OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION? - provide in the original package. The nurse can only give the dose listed on the package label and must be appropriate for your childs age.  If your physician has ordered you to give more then the dose on the package label it would be considered a prescription dose, you will need to have your doctor complete the medication information portion of the Medication Administration Form (see notes for medical order regarding prescriptions below).

    ARE YOU DROPPING OFF A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION? -  provide in the prescription bottle with the most current medication information and the student's name on the label. For the safety of your child, the precription label must match the medication in the bottle and the medical order by your health care provider. All prescription medications require a medical order from your physician.  A space for this order is provided on the medication administration permission form.  

    LIQUID MEDICATIONS- Dosing spoons/syringes must be provided for all liquid medications by the parents and must be appropriate size for the dose to be given, for the safety of your child.