Medications at School

School Nurses

  • K3–grade 5: Sue Biddle, office in Elementary Main building
  • Grades 6–12: Jennifer Weiss, office in lower level of Hutto building

Medications at school: original containers, please

Except as specified below, when medications are needed during the school day, a parent should submit a completed form to the appropriate school office along with medication in its original container.

Non-prescription medications

  • K3–K5
    • Available at school: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Vaseline, After Bite, calamine lotion
    • Other non-prescription medications: submit Non-Prescription Meds form and medication
  • Grades 1–5
    • Available at school: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Vaseline, After Bite, hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion, cough drops
      • Cough drops sent from home: give to the teacher or nurse
    • Other non-prescription medications: submit Non-Prescription Meds form and medication
  • Grades 6–8
    • Available at school: thermometers; Benadryl (for emergency use only)
    • Other non-prescription medications (including Tylenol and Ibuprofen): submit Non-Prescription Meds form and medication
  • Grades 9–12
    • Available at school: thermometers; Benadryl (for emergency use only)
    • Students carry their own non-prescription medications, including Tylenol and Ibuprofen (for personal use only).

Prescription medications

Inhaler

Epinephrine injector

Self-administered insulin: submit Prescription Meds form

  • K3–grade 8: insulin kept at clinic/office
  • Grades 9–12: refrigerator available at office to store extra insulin

School trips

  • K3–grade 5: school nurse gives medications and information needed to the teacher going with the students
  • Grades 6–12: parent gives medication (in original container) and School Trip Meds form to the trip sponsor

Under federal law, prescription medication can be taken only by the person for whom it is prescribed. Misuse of prescription medication (including giving or receiving it) may result in suspension or expulsion.

School personnel do not administer medication past its expiration date. Parents are responsible to know the expiration date of any medication brought to school and to replace it before its expiration.

School personnel do not administer medication that is not FDA approved. Because strong scents can trigger asthma attacks, headaches and allergy symptoms, please avoid or minimize use of essential oils or scented lotions on your child.