GUIDELINES FOR TAKING MEDICATIONS IN SCHOOL:
EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO GIVE MEDICATION AT HOME
The following medication guidelines are used by the Hollidaysburg Area School District. These guidelines enable the school health staff to provide the best possible service to your child.
1. Whenever possible, medication should be given at home.
2. The first dose of all new medication must be administered at home.
3. In order for any prescription or over-the-counter medication, to be given at school, the medication must be accompanied by the completed medication Authorization Form (see reverse side).
4. The school nurse will call the prescriber as allowed by HIPAA if a question arises about child and/or child’s medication.
5. Acceptable amounts of medication to be stored at school:
a. 1 week supply for acute (short-term)illness
b. 2-4 week supply for chronic (long-term) conditions
6. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacist labeled container. Non-prescription medication must be in the original sealed container with the label intact. It is also important to make sure the bottle has a current expiration date on it. Staff may not dispense outdated medication.
7. A parent/guardian or another responsible adult must bring any medication to the nursing office. Medication is to be delivered to the health office upon student’s arrival at school.
8. All medications are kept in the Health Office in a locked cabinet. The health staff will attempt to notify parents/guardians in advance when you child’s medication supply is getting low.
9. If your child takes medication in the morning at home, it is important to give it at the same time every day. If your child is coming to school late due to an appointment or a delayed school opening, the morning dose should be given as usual because the school dose will be given at the time ordered. Any deviation from the scheduled time may require a new order.
10. Antibiotics that are given three times a day are not usually given at school. Please consult your physician before bringing these medications to school.
STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY PRESCRIPTION
MEDICATION WHILE AT SCHOOL WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FAX NUMBERS:
Allegheny #1 814-695-6028
C.W. Longer 814-695-5091
Foot of Ten 814-695-3753
SECONDARY SCHOOL FAX NUMBERS:
Junior High School 814-696-2959
Senior High School 814-696-0167