Medications and Medical Issues
Special Medical Issues
If your child has any medical issues that we should be aware of, such as asthma, allergies (food, drugs, bees/wasps, environmental), seizures, diabetes, heart disease, etc., please, stop by the nurse's office.
If your child has asthma, please, bring an extra inhaler to the nurse's office to be available in the event of an asthma episode occurring during school hours. Also, have your physician complete an Asthma Action Plan for inclusion in your child's health folder.
Medications Taken at School
To ensure the well-being of every child at NES, please, remember that all medications, including over-the-counter preparations, brought to school must be delivered by the parent to the nurse's office to be dispensed by the nurse. The medication must be in the original container and include a note with the name of the medication, the time it is to be administered, and the reason it is being given.
**For safety concerns, please, do not have students bring medications to school.
Over-the-Counter Medications Available at School
A few over-the-counter medications are available at school to be dispensed by the nurse.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
- Cepacol throat lozenges
- Chloroceptic throat spray
Written permission must be documented each year before a medication will be administered. Consent forms are sent home in September (fall information packet) and should be signed and returned to the nurse's office. These forms are, also, available in the health office.