• MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
     
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    If your child requires medication to be given at school, please be sure to ask the physician for a note.  A physician's note is required for any medication. 
     
    All medication given at school must be in the original container.  If it is a prescription medication, ask the pharmacist for an identical bottle.  The pharmacist will even measure out liquid medication for the amount of school days required.  Just a reminder, that students would not be permitted to transport medication, so an additional container would be advantageous and also safe.
     
    Antibiotics that are ordered three times a day are usually not given at school.  Antibiotics are most therapeutic if stretched throughout the child's waking hours.  If necessary to administer during school hours, a doctor's note is required.
     
    If you think your child may require any over the counter medication during the school year (example: Advil, Tylenol, Cold tablets, etc.) it would be beneficial to get the order to cover the entire school year.  This may prevent a headache or cold from worsening so your child would be more comfortable at school.
     
    Just a reminder of Neshaminy School District's Medication Policy. You must have:
    • A physician's note which clearly states:
      • name of medication
      • amount of dosage
      • time medication is to be given
      • reason for prescribing medication
    • Parent note with the same information as stated above.
    • Medication waiver signed.  Click HERE for required forms.
       
      If your child sustains an injury such as a fracture or sprain, that requires any limitations, please send a doctor's note indicating when to stop activities such as gym and recess and also when to resume these activities.