Medications at School
Medications should be given at home if at all possible. If it is necessary for medications to be given at school, Guthrie Public School Policy (F-13) must be followed for the safety of the students.
A Medication Authorization Form signed by the parent/legal guardian must be completed for each medication. This includes prescription and non-prescription medication.
This form will need to be completed each school year AND for any change to dosage or directions for use.
Parent/legal guardian must bring the medication to school and maintain the supply. If the dose of the medication is ½ a tablet, divide tablets into halves before bringing to school.
Prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container and have an intact pharmacy label with the child’s name, name of medication, dosage, directions for use, expiration date, and prescriber’s name.
Most pharmacies will provide an extra labeled bottle for school use upon your request.
Non-prescription medication must be in the original packaging labeled with the student’s name and expiration date.
Medications not in the original container, improperly labeled, unauthorized, or expired will not be administered.
Asthma inhalers, epi-pens, diabetes medications, and replacement pancreatic enzymes can be carried and/or self-administered by the student if the Self- Administration portion of the Medication Authorization Form is signed by the physician/licensed prescriber and by the parent/legal guardian.
Students who are able to self-apply sunscreen may do so provided the sunscreen supplied by parent/legal guardian is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
School staff can assist a student in applying sunscreen if a signed Medication Authorization Form is submitted. Sunscreen will be applied according to the label directions or, if applicable, written instructions from the student’s physician. The sunscreen must be in the original container indicating ingredients, expiration date, and directions for application.