Medications (Reference Board Policy 5141.21) - The school health office supervises students who are required to take medication during the school day. A written authorization from the student’s physician and parent or guardian is required before designated school staff can assist the student in taking medication, including medications prescribed by the physician and over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, cough drops, and ointments. These medication forms are available in the school office and the RUSD Health Services Webpage: .
Any medications that will be stored in the Health Office must be signed in by a parent/guardian and staff member. The Health Aide/staff member will verify the medication against the physician’s orders, noting the medication’s expiration date, quantity, and form (liquid, pills, inhaler, nasal spray, eye drops, etc.)
All medication must be in the original container and placed under lock and key in the health office in the administration building for the safety of all students. except those medications that a physician requests the pupil be allowed to carry (e.g., inhalant for asthma, Auto-injector Epi-Pen for severe allergies). Doctor’s orders are required to be kept on file at the school for student carrying authorized medication. When on a field trip, the medications shall be monitored by and in possession of a teacher at all times.