The School Health Law requires medical examinations for middle school children in sixth grade, and dental examinations in seventh grade. We are recommending that these examinations be done by your family physician and dentist since they can best evaluate your child’s health and assist you in obtaining necessary treatments and corrections. The appropriate forms were sent home with your child in May. Additional forms are available below. Please return these forms on or before October 1st or call the nurse’s office with the scheduled physical or dental date. If the forms are not received, then your child will be scheduled to see the school physician or dentist. If you need assistance obtaining medical insurance for your children, please contact the school nurse for available resources.
No prescribed or over the counter medication shall be dispensed by any school district personnel unless the school nurse has on file an order from a physician plus written parental permission authorizing the appropriate personnel to dispense the medication in accordance with the directions of the physician.
Medication form is available at the above link.
The physician’s order shall include:
Any medication administered by school personnel must be delivered to the school nurse, the school principal or his/her designee and is required to be in a container appropriately labeled by a pharmacy or physician. [Medication in plastic bags, envelopes, old pill bottles or medication bottles belonging to other family members will not be accepted.]
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