Prescription MedicationPrescription medications are medicines prescribed by a health care provider. The school nurse, principal, or his designee(s) may administer prescription medication with a written permission form signed by the health care provider and parent/legal guardian. If the student is required to take prescription medication during school hours, the student's health care provider must complete the Anderson School District Five Permission for Prescription Form and shall include the following information: (1) student's full name, (2) name of the medication, (3) purpose of medication, (4) times to be administered at school, (5) dosage, (6) possible side effects, and (7) termination date for administering the medication.Students who must keep an inhaler or other acceptable medication on their person for emergency purposes must complete specific paperwork for self-administration. Forms to request medication administration at school, for self-administration during the school day can be found below.The medicine must be in the original container with the original label. A responsible adult must deliver the medication to the school nurse or designee(s), and the medication must be picked up by an adult. No medicine can be sent home with a child. Medications cannot be left in the health room over the summer; any medications not picked up at the end of the school year will be disposed of accordingly. For additional information, please contact your school nurse.
Over-the-Counter MedicationNon-prescription medications are medicines that you can buy without a written prescription from a health care provider. Non-prescription medications are also called over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.Before a non-prescription medication can be administered at school, the student's parent/legal guardian must sign an Anderson School District Five permission form. The medicine must be in the original container and the manufactures' directions must be visible. Also, a responsible adult should deliver and pick up the medication. No medicine can be sent home with a child. Medications cannot be left in the health room over the summer; any medications not picked up by the last day of school will be disposed of accordingly. For additional information, please contact your school nurse.