NOTE: If at all possible, students do better when taking medications at home. For example, medications that need to be taken 3 times a day can be timed so that the student takes a dose before the school day, one after school, and one dose at bedtime.
If the student’s medication schedule means they must take a dose at school, or if medication needs to be available on an as-needed basis, students can safely store and take their medications in the nurse’s office. To do so, the following requirements must be in place:
Students may not carry medications or self-administer anything during the school day with some exceptions for field trips (at Walker and Buford) and at CHS (for some medications at all times). A current “Administration of Medicine” form must be on file.
Possible Exceptions to the “No Carry” Rule for Buford, Walker, and CHS: