If your child has to take medication during the school day, the parent, guardian or adult designee must bring in the medication in the original container with the studentís name on it. As per Mount Ephraim School Board policy 5310 students are not permitted to carry any medications on their person in school. This pertains to prescription medications as well as over the counter medications such as cough drops, Tylenol, and Motrin just to name a few.
The parent or guardian must fill out the medication release forms available from the school nurse, and bring in a doctorís note stating the name of the medication, dosage, and time the medication is to be given. All medications will be kept in the nurseís office and administered to the student by the school nurse or an approved delegate in emergency situations. If a parent/guardian feels that his/her child needs a one time dose of a medication, the parent/guardian is permitted to bring in the medication and administer it to the child with notification given to the school nurse in advance.
If you have any questions or concerns about this matter please donít hesitate to call the school nurse in your childís building. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us to ensure the safety of our students.
Mrs. Tracy Heckers, RN
Mrs. Elisa Keane, RN