•  Medication Guidelines


    If at all possible, Parents/Guardians are advised to give medications at home. Students will be given medication at school when the medication is prescribed or ordered by a physician, after a parent/guardian completes a Medication Permission Form, and if the medication must be given during school hours to maintain sufficient health to participate in the school program. Narcotics will not be given at school.
    Prescription Medication requires Medication Permission Form to be signed by the doctor.  Parents/Guardians must bring in the medication in a bottled labeled by the pharmacy.  Medication will be counted and signed in by both the nurse and the parent.  I will a reminder note home with your student or send you an email when there are 4 days left of medication at school. 
    Over-the-counter Medication also must be brought to school by the parent/guardian.  You must provide a note giving permission for the school nurse to administer.  Items to include in this note are:  Students name, medication name, dose and frequency of administration, reason to administer (example: headache), the date and your signature. (Failure to adhere to the non-prescription (over the counter) medication regulations may be considered a violation of the substance abuse policy.)
    At the end of the year, please make arrangements to pick up remaining medication.  Unless otherwise arranged, any medication remaining on the last day of school will be disposed of according to ACPS policy.
    The complete Medication Policy can be found on the Augusta County School Website, Administration, and Augusta County Policy Manual, page 455-459 addresses Medication administration guidelines. If you have questions, please call and ask.
    Prescription Medication Policy:  Guideline for Usage of Prescription Medication
    Non-Prescription Medication Policy: Guidelines for Usage of Non-Prescription Medication
Last Modified on May 22, 2019