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Rules for Medication at School


It is best for medication to be given at home, but we understand that it is sometimes not possible. If a medication must be given during the school day, please follow these important guidelines:

  • Per CYSD policy, both a written doctor's order and parent permission are required for medicine to be given at school. This includes all types of prescription treatments and over-the-counter remedies. Medication forms can be easily accessed through the link on the left, or please contact the nurse for a copy.
  • Medications from home must be brought to school by a responsible adult. They must be in the original container with the label. Once medications are delivered to the school, they are safely stored in the health room and administered by the nurse as prescribed.
  • At the end of the school year, the remaining medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Orders and forms do not roll over into the next school year, they must be updated and re-submitted annually.


  • If your child will need to have an emergency medication at school (such as an epi-pen, glucagon, or diastat), please collaborate with your child's doctor to complete an Emergency Action Plan and submit it to the nurse with the other required paperwork. There is a specific Asthma Action Plan for students with inhalers. Emergency forms are also available through the link on the left or from the nurse.
  • If you believe your child may be prepared to be more independent with their inhaler, please contact the school nurse to discuss the policy and procedures for self-carry inhaler use at school.
  • Student inhalers & epi-pens will be sent on field trips with the teacher. All other types of medication require a student's parent/guardian or one of our CYSD nurses to accompany the trip to manage the medication's use.  When your child has a field trip, please contact the nurse with any questions or concerns!
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