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.