NOTES FROM YOUR SCHOOL NURSE
If your child will need to have medication at school this year, please see the school nurse to obtain the proper forms. All over the counter (OTC) medications must be received by the nurse in a new unopened bottle and be accompanied by a medication authorization form signed by at parent or legal guardian. All prescription medication must be received in the original pharmacy bottle with the original pharmacy label. Prescription medication must be accompanied by a medication authorization form completed by the prescribing physician and signed by the parent or legal guardian. All medications must be age specific. Meaning, adult strength OTC meds cannot be given to children under 12 years of age or be given in doses not recommended on the label. Medications (OTC or Prescription) will no longer be accepted if brought to school by a child. Any medication in the possession of a student will be considered a violation of school drug policy, except in the case of emergency medication for which a physician's order has been received by the nurse. This would include medications such as rescue inhalers, epi-pens, or glucagon. All medications must be brought to school by an adult in an original, new unopened bottle. Medication and all other health policies are mandated by the state for the protection of our students and are outlined in the school student handbook.
If your child's immunization blue slip was not up to date in May of last school year or expired over the summer, letters were sent home or stapled to your child's end of the year report card (high school students). State law prohibits school attendance without an up to date Alabama immunization blue slip. If your child does not have an unexpired blue slip the first day of school a letter will be sent home with your child and they will not be allowed to return to school until one is obtained.