We at Greenwood Christian Academy know that there will be occasions your student will need medication at school. The purpose of administering medication in school is to help each student maintain an optimal state of health to enhance his/her educational plans. Medications should be given at home whenever possible. For example, if your child is prescribed an antibiotic to take three times a day, all three doses can be taken at home. Give the first dose in the morning before leaving for school, the second dose when they arrive home from school, and the third at bedtime. If there are extenuating circumstances and that won’t work for you, please contact me and we will work out a plan.

Medications given during school hours should be only those necessary to provide the student success in his/her education. An AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION AT SCHOOL form  must be signed and completed by the parent/guardian of the student who is to receive medication. Medications prescribed for a student are to be in the original container with the pharmacy label, student and physician name affixed. All permission for long term medication must be renewed annually. Over the counter medication must be brought in with the manufacturer’s original label with the ingredients listed and the student’s name on the original bottle.

Herbs and dietary supplements are not medications and will not be administered at school.

IMPORTANT: I cannot accept medication that is not in the original container. I cannot accept medication without the authorization form properly filled out by a parent or guardian. The parent/guardian is responsible to make me aware if the treatment plan changes, and for removing any unused medications at the end of the school year. If the parent does not pick up the medication by the end of the school year, it will be disposed of properly according to state law.

There are a few over the counter medications and first aid items that we stock in case of emergency. The over the counter medications will only be given if you have filled out the Permission to Administer Medication and First Aid to Student and Permission for Student to Self_administer meds, and only at the discretion of the School Nurse, . If your child needs medications more frequently, you may bring those in.