Medication should be administered at home as much as possible. The school does not routinely supply or dispense any over the counter medication such as aspirin or Tylenol. When absolutely necessary, medication will be administered by the school nurse upon written request from the parent/guardian along with written orders from the student’s private physician detailing the diagnosis, name of drug, dosage and time to be administered. The medication must be brought to school by the parent/guardian in the original prescription labeled bottle and will be stored in the nurse’s office. Students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind at school, at school sponsored events, or on overnight field trips except when a potentially life threatening condition exists and self-administration of medications (such as asthma inhalers, auto inject epinephrine, insulin) is necessary. Special self-medication forms must be filled out by a private physician, parent and student. Both nurse administered and self-administered medication forms are available from the school nurse. Any unused medication must be picked up by the parent/guardian by the end of the school year or at the end of the period of administration which ever comes first. Uncollected medications will be discarded on the last day of school. If it is absolutely necessary that your child take medications while on a field trip, please contact the nurse for medication forms as soon as possible. Only the nurse or the child’s parent may administer medication (prescription or over the counter) while a student is on a field trip. If a school nurse is in attendance on an overnight field trip we do have Standing orders from our School Medical Director for the school nurse to administer Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl and Tums as necessary. Parent must have signed permission on the field trip form for administration of these medications on the overnight field trip form.