Medication

Whenever possible, the parent or guardian should make arrangements so that it is not necessary for school personnel to administer a medication to a student. However there are cases when a student's health could be compromised by not getting medication during school hours. When sending any prescription or non- prescription medication to school each year, the parent must:

  • Send medication in the original container with directions.
  • Complete the IUSD Medication Administration form signed by both parent and licensed authorized health care provider.

Storage: Medication to be administered at school is to be kept in the health office. Other special requests may be discussed with the Credentialed School Nurse.

Half Tablets: Health Office Staff is not responsible for breaking tablets in half. This will not be done at school. When there is a physician order to give one-half of a tablet, please talk with your pharmacist.

Field Trips: If your child takes daily or as-needed medication, Health Office Staff does not accompany students on field trips and a teacher may be responsible for administration of medication.

Standard Medications: Health Office Staff will administer only medication that is listed and described in the Standard Physician's Desk (PDR) or the Over-the-counter ( OTC) PDR.

Nebulizer Treatments: When nebulizer treatments are required, special arrangements must be made in advance with the Credentialed School Nurse.

End of School Year Medication/Supplies Procedures:  If your student has medication that is kept in the health office during the school year it is the parent/guardian responsibility to pick up the medication/supplies on the last day of school.  Medication that is not picked up on the last day of school will be brought to Health Services, 3387 Barranca Parkway.  Medication will be kept for one week.  At the end of the week any unclaimed medication will be disposed of properly.  

Thank you for your cooperation on these medication procedures. Our intent is to insure safety and good health for your child.