Medication At School
- A Request for Administration of Medication Form must be completed by the parent or guardian for ANY medications to be given. Medication Administration Form!
- All medications, both prescription and over the counter, must be brought in by a parent or guardian. NO students are allowed to bring medication to school. Students may not have medication in their possession except with a physician's order for emergency situations only. There is zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol in Forsyth County Schools.
- Medications must be in their original container. Medications brought in a zip lock bag or unmarked container will not be accepted/given. Prescription medication must be in a pharmacy container labeled with child's name, name of medication, name of prescribing physician, time medication is to be given and name of the pharmacy filling the prescription. You can ask pharmacist to give you two labeled prescription bottles so you have one for home and one for school.
- The clinic does not stock medications. All over the counter medications must be brought in by a parent or guardian.
- Do not bring medications to school which need to be given once daily or two/three times a day unless the physician specifically states a time during the school day which it is to be given.
- End of the Year Medication Pick Up: If the medication is not picked up from the clinic, by a parent/guardian, before or on the last day of school, it is considered abandoned. Abandoned medication will be destroyed in accordance with local, state, and federal laws/rules & guidelines by the school nurse and an administrator. We do not store medication over the summer to use for the next year.
- Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns regarding your student.
Last Modified on February 4, 2019