Medications

  • Permission to Administer Medications at School forms must be completed by parents and physicians for what medications?

    Prescription medications

    Non - Prescription medications commonly known as over-the-counter medications examples are:

    • Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil etc.
    • Tums
    • Homeopathic or "natural" remedies

     

    Does that mean we have to make a special trip to our health care providers office to get this completed?

    No! Your Shorecrest nurse is happy to help you in this process by faxing Permission to Administer Medications at School to your health care provider if you sign the parent portion authorizing the health care provider to return fax the forms to us. I can even fax you the form for your signature if you have a fax available to you. I really try to make this as painless as possible! 

     

    How long are the completed forms valid?

    For the current school year only. New Permission to Administer Medications at School forms must be completed for each school year.

     

    My student gets occasional headaches or cramps or upset stomachs etc…. what can we do?

    I am happy to keep a supply of those over-the-counter medications that may help quickly relieve the discomfort we all get from time to time. I need to have a Permission to Administer Medications at School form completed by the parent/guardian and physician – even for over-the-counter medications.

     

    May my High School student carry an inhaler for their asthma?

    Yes they may with the signed permission of the parent/guardian, physician and agreement of the Shorecrest principal and nurse(s). The student must follow the written procedures on page 4 of the Shoreline School District Policy Manual #3416P.

    I actually encourage parents/guardians of High School students to have their students carry their inhalers with them, it is often a long way to the health office! Many students are turning out for sports and other activities after school when the health office may be closed. I am happy to keep an extra inhaler in the health office in case the one that is suppose to be in their backpack gets left at home! 

     

    My student takes medications every day at home, but none are needed for school. What if there is some sort of event that keeps students at school overnight? What could I do to be prepared?

    I recommend you provide the health office with a 3 day supply of “emergency” medications especially if your student is taking medications for:

    • ADD/ADHD
    • Depression/Anxiety
    • Asthma
    • Seizures
    • Diabetes

    Permission To Administer Medications at School forms need to be completed for those emergency medications. Please refer to Shoreline School District Policy Manual #3416 and #3416P

    Forms may be downloaded by going to the Documents menu on the top left of this page.